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Australian Movie MagazineEdit

From The West Australian Nov 27, 1975 A Cinema Old-Faithful fades out, it was a small piece about the final reel being completed, according to the article they commenced in 1911 making it the longest continous running news reel in the world. If anyone can find any more info to warrant an article call out and I go back and get details of the final cameraman and producer etc. Gnangarra 12:52, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment schemeEdit

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Australian cinemaEdit

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible.

We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 22:26, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Article alertsEdit

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WP 1.0 bot announcementEdit

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 02:52, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Listing all of the unreferenced biographies of living people for your project and Philippe MoraEdit

Philippe Mora, an Australian director, is an unreferenced living person (BLP), so it will probably be deleted if it is not referenced. I have no interest in this subject. While you are waiting for the Wolterbot, could someone please reference it? Thank you.

List of cleanup articles for your project

I am heartened by this message on this project's page: "A cleanup listing for this task force is available, updated by WolterBot."

In case some editors are members of other projects, and may want to add this to their project, let me explain what WolterBot does.

Cleanup listings is a list of cleanup articles for each wikiproject on one designated page. A bot then collects all relevant tagged unreferenced biographies of living people, plus other lists onto one page in the wikiproject. This bot is updated regularly. As the page states: "Approximately 27% of all Wikipedia articles are flagged for cleanup. To deal with this enormous backlog, it seems reasonable to involve the topical WikiProjects in the cleanup process."

Adding this bot is very easy to add to a project: simply add a template to a new or existing page of the project.

The 616 projects which already have this cleanup listing and use this bot are here an example is here: Wikipedia:WikiProject London/Cleanup listing.

Okip (the new and improved Ikip) 17:22, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

have added a few references but the whole article needs work <sigh> will see what I can do but would love some help. Dan arndt (talk) 05:59, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Women's History Month is in MarchEdit

Hi everyone at WikiProject Australian cinema!

Women's history month is around the corner, in March, and we're planning the second WikiWomen's History Month.

This event, which is organized by volunteers from the WikiWomen's Collaborative, supports improving coverage about women's history during the month of March. Events take place both offline and online. We are encouraging WikiProjects to focus on women's history related to their subject for the month of March. Ideas include:

  • Improving coverage about Australian women filmmakers, directors, producers, and executives
  • Developing content about women owned Australian film businesses

We hope you'll participate! You can list your your project focus here, and also help improve our to-do list. Thank you for all you do for Wikipedia! SarahStierch (talk) 20:46, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Blackrock at FACEdit

Australian independent film Blackrock (film) is currently nominated for FAC, see here. All comments on the nomination are welcome. Have a nice day. Freikorp (talk) 09:11, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015Edit

Our first Australian conference for Wikipedians/Wikimedians will be held 3-5 October 2015. Organised by Wikimedia Australia, there will be a 2-day conference (Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October) with an optional 3rd day (Monday 5 October) for specialist topics (unconference discussions, training sessions, etc). The venue is the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. So put those dates in your diary! Note: Monday is a public holiday is some states but not others. Read about it here: WikiConference Australia 2015

As part of that page, there are now sections for you to:

  • indicate your interest in possibly attending the conference (this is not a binding commitment, of course)
  • add suggestions for topics to include in the conference: what you would like to hear/discuss (again, there is no commit to you presenting/organising that topic, although it’s great if you are willing to do so), or indicate your enthusiasm for any existing topic on the list by adding a note of support underneath it

It would really help our planning if you could let us know about possible attendance and the kind of topics that would make you want to come. If you don’t want to express your views on-wiki, please email me at or

We are hoping to have travel subsidies available to assist active Australasian Wikipedians to attend the conference, although we are not currently in a position to provide details, but be assured we are doing everything we can to make it possible for active Australian Wikipedians to come to the conference. Kerry (talk) 05:07, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Folks, just letting you know we will not be proceeding with Wikiconference Australia 2015 originally proposed for 3-5 October 2015. Thanks to those of you who expressed your support. You are free to attend the football finals instead :-) Kerry (talk) 07:51, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride!Edit

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

Commentary on sexist, misogynistic and/or anti-feminist feelings at Mad Max: Fury Road articleEdit

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Mad Max: Fury Road#Should commentary on sexist, misogynistic and/or anti-feminist feelings be included? A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 (talk) 00:08, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Film archive in Australia?Edit

Hi guys. I'm currently working on improving the article for the Australian film Isabelle Eberhardt (film). The film was not popular, and accordingly was never given a home media release. There appears to be no way to purchase a copy of the film today. As i've never seen the film, as of yet I cannot write a full plot for it. The articles current, partial plot has been extrapolated from critical reviews of the film, which unfortunately do not give any indication of how the film ends.

I have no knowledge of any efforts within Australia to archive films. Does anyone know of any place that may have a copy of this film? It is my understanding that the National Library keeps a copy of everything published in print in Australia. Is a similar collection of screened material kept anywhere? Or does anyone have any suggestions for how I could go about viewing this film?

The film was available, for a time, on Amazon Video, though is currently listed as unavailable there [1]. Despite what Netflix fan-sites will tell you the film is not, and has never been, available on Netflix. I've uncovered that the rights to the film have been acquired by Westchester Films [2], though they have not replied to my email requesting a way to purchase a copy from them. Freikorp (talk) 13:54, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

I've since managed to track down a copy of this film, but if anyone knows if there are any efforts to archive films in Australia I'd still be interested in hearing about it. Freikorp (talk) 09:18, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Australia has a National Film and Sound Archive. That would be a good place to start. Kerry (talk) 11:39, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks :). Freikorp (talk) 13:21, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
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