Hear hear. A great achievement indeed. Fingers crossed you win :-)
On 06/03/2014 8:10 am, "Kerry Raymond" <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Congratulations! It's great to see your efforts recognised outside
> of the WP community!
> *From:* wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:
> wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Gnangarra
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 5 March 2014 8:45 PM
> *To:* Wikimedia-au
> *Subject:* [Wikimediaau-l] WA Heritage Awards
> As many of you will be aware on behalf of Wikimedia Australia I have been
> working with the Fremantle Society to develop Fremantle as a WikiTown
> using the QRpedia concept developed by Wikimedia UK.
> Back in 2012 I was fortunate enough to gain a scholarship to Wikimania in
> Washington where I saw a presentation on Monmouthpedia. This presentation
> showed me how we could really work constructively beyond the internet to
> share knowledge. Very soon after returning to Perth I encountered a COI
> editor from a local government agency, instead of just the normal revert,
> warn and move on process I decided to engage with them off Wiki.
> I organised a meeting with the City of Fremantles Media and Information
> staff and put forward doing a QRpedia project in Fremantle. A week later I
> heard from the Fremantle Society that they had the backing of City to
> create a QR project, its from these beginning Freopedia was born.
> In May last year we had an official launch of the project, with the
> plaques due for installation in at the same time. Unfortunately we hit a
> snag with them it was three months later before we could start installing
> them. It was during the launch that I was able to present the concept to
> the Toodyay Historical Society, Craig Franklin travelled to Toodyay the
> following day to talk with the Shires CEO, I've spent many days out there
> since developing Toodyaypedia.
> Today the work of many people has been recognised with Freopedia being
> announced as a finalist in the Western Australian Heritage Awards.
> In addition to Freopedia's recognition I am also a finalist for the
> Professor David Dolan award which
> *recognises new businesses, organisations or individuals who have made an
> outstanding or innovative contribution to conservation, promotion and
> understanding of cultural heritage in the community *
> Locally this is a fantastic opportunity to engage with other organisation
> and further expand the WikiTown projects. None of this would have been
> possible without Monmouthpedia, Wikimedia UK, Wikimedia Australia,
> Wikimania and the WMF.
> My thanks to all of you, if anyone would like help in developing your own
> WikiTown please feel free to contact me.
> Vice President Wikimedia Australia
> WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra
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