The Poppykettle PapersEdit

Thank you for your contribution to The Poppykettle Papers. However, I am unable to find any documentation of these keys that you wrote about in the history of the You Yangs. Could you please cite a reference in the article for this historical tidbit? It can be an on- or off-line source; I just want to be sure that we document it. Thanks! -Harmil 13:31, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Working on it. I emailed my dad, from whom I got the story originally -- we used to drive around the area a bit when I was a kid, and he was full of that kind of trivia. I have no idea of the source of it, and it's probably folklore, but it's *definitely* what the Poppykettle keys were all about. --Skud

Found it! I was off by a bit, geographically:

1847. A set of keys were found at Limeburners Bay, Corio, near Geelong in Victoria, by Lt. Governer LaTrobe. These keys were found embedded in the ground. The way they were buried, and their general appearance suggested that they had been there for about 3 centuries.

From here:

Having found that, I managed to get google to disclose this page, with further info: ... see item 81 on that page.

I will update The Poppykettle Papers to reflect this, rather than the You Yangs.

-- Skud

Nice work! I formatted your Geelong Keys article a bit, but great research.
By the way, are you aware of a good source for a definition of "limeburner"? It is a term that is used in a number of articles throughout Wikipedia, but I can't find a definition for it anywhere. -Harmil 15:44, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Uh, ? -- Skud

Nice work on those articles you posted on the notice board - this is an area that's been all too often overlooked by most of us. I'll keep an eye on what you're doing to see if there's anything I can add, and if I can help at all, just let me know. Ambi 03:09, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! I've started thinking about putting together a Colonial Australia page talking about life in the colony, and have put some thoughts on it at User:Skud/AustHistoryTodo if you're interested in taking a look. --Skud 05:12, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Category soringEdit

Hi Skud. Just letting you know that I have sorted the Australian Wikipedians and Queer wikipedians categories on your user-page so that your username appears alphabetically under "S". I hope you don't mind. Also, I'd like to thank you for your great work on Australian history articles. I was suprised that there wasn't already coverage in some areas and that the Lady Nelson did not have an entry (prior to you writing one). Thanks, --Cyberjunkie | Talk 06:21, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Welcome to the greatest source of online crack in the worldEdit

Wikipedia is my favourite MMORPG ever. I'll bet you used to have this stuff called "free time" - David Gerard 16:15, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Hello, stranger!Edit

Welcome to Wikipedia! I'm surprised it took you this long to swing by here and get hooked. You needed another time sink, right?

I thought of you when I saw the Gay cruising grounds in Britain VFD, so I'm not surprised you showed up there on your own shortly thereafter. — mendel 19:12, July 19, 2005 (UTC)

Hi! Yeah, I made a few small edits here and there in the past, but it wasn't til I took a week off from my other timesinks that I threw any real time into stuff here. It's rather odd how crappy and gappy the Australian history stuff is in places. Ah well, soon fix that ;) --Skud 23:36, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Portugese discovery of AustraliaEdit

Thanks for your editing of this article - a great improvement! Regards--AYArktos 00:35, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

No problems - Auburn has a notice about it being his birthplace (I pass through on the way to the Clare Valley), and I found the Laura bit when I was writing a stub about Laura, so added it - there's apparently a statue of him there. Unfortunately, I tend to be better at writing stubs or wikifying or copyediting other people's long articles than I am at writing long articles of my own. If I happen to be passing through Laura some time, I'll try to snap a photo of the statue for both articles :-) I also managed to fix two broken links. --ScottDavis 05:37, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Sorry if I was overly harsh - I toned down my comments a tad. Ambi 10:06, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi from WmEdit

Hey Skud - thanks for saying hello. I have just got back from the show at the Vanguard, Ed Kuepper and quite late home for me. I'm not sure about where best to put your gang clothing history. There is an article on Crime in Sydney but its seems to me to be a particularly poor one and possibly in need of a lot of work. Probably good in the spirit of Wiki be bold to put your info in anywhere where you feel it might be relevant and we can move it around and develop it in the usual wiki fashion. Maybe we need another article with an overview of that gang culture of that time? I might be a bit scarce over the next few days but back again and mildly active after that. Cheers. --Wm 15:55, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Portuguese Discovery of AustraliaEdit

Greetings, my name is √αzzρεr, an Australian History enthusiast. After noticing your past support for stopping the deletion of the Portuguese Discovery of Australia article, I have come asking for your support once more in the recreation of the article as per my speedily deleted edit of few days ago.

Feel free to observe and contribute to:

sincerely, √αzzρεr 06:03, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

June 2007Edit

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Thanks for your comments at WP:COORD about potentially bogus geodata in Wikipedia. We could definitely use your help!

I run User:The Anomebot2, which does a lot of geocoding work, mostly derived from cross-correlating Wikipedia metadata and article contents with public-domain data. Although I missed the original notice, I would very much like to be able to access this data so I can cross-check it and make corrections if necessary. Can you make it publically available under a suitable licence? I'm happy to accept data in practically any format. -- The Anome (talk) 12:15, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Google and Wikipedia:Bot requestsEdit

There are two pending Wikipedia:Bot requests for Geo coordinates that need Google's assistance.[1][2] Please contribute your thoughts there. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 14:49, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Women's History needs members' input on implementing auto-assessment. You'll find the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women's History#Auto-assessment. Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 10:49, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Members' input needed at WikiProject Women's HistoryEdit

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If you no longer consider yourself an active member of the project, it would help if you could indicate this on the members' page. This will allow us to better gauge how much people-power we actually have. Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 18:30, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Women's History Project – Final call for comments on the Scope draftEdit

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Save Aussie Music ProjectEdit

Happy to help out where possible - have entered some information on your site which might be useful. Dan arndt (talk) 09:32, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Cheers for your help!Edit

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