Thursday, February 19, 2009

Documenting the worst bushfires in Australia's history

Residents of Whittlesea, Banyule and Nillumbik, Darebin and Moreland are encouraged to memoralise the recent tragedy online via Wikinorthia, along with personal reminiscences in whatever way the fires may have touched you. You can place these under the disasters (events) and reminiscences (people) subcategories. Wikinorthia uses wiki technology similiar to Wikipedia where individuals are able to add and edit their own content. Wikipedia already has an article about Black Saturday with a number of links.

Please contact your local library if you need assistance with uploading your article. YPRL will be having workshops later in the year which you will also be able to attend.
Picture Australia is also asking for contributions, via their Flickr project. Details about how to go about this are here.
ABC Online is also collecting, stories, photos and videos.

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