What is the project?
Its a project that focuses on populating Wikipedia entries into a number of broad knowledge domains.
The Noongarpedia sessions provide:
• Training and support in Wikipedia use,
• Interaction with Noongar knowledge and
• Encourage wider community to create and contribute to noongar
• Interaction with Noongar academics at Curtin University and
the University of Western Australia.
The categories for population may include:
Country – places, landscapes, flora, fauna; tribal groups and trading
* Narrative – stories from everyday life, including suburban domestic,
urban industrial and regional traditions; literature and other art-forms;
* Music – including lyrics, traditional and modern;
* Popular culture – broadly defined, including ‘Gen Next’ and emergent
* Citizenship – public knowledge and exchange, from ‘welcome to country’ to
international first-peoples forums.
Knowledge sources may come from archives, family, media and public
institutions, as well as schools, government departments and workplaces. In
addition to materials collected by volunteers the project may rely on existing
databases in various stages of evolution.
Provides an opportunity
to help restore and continue Australian Aboriginal (Noongar)
Enhances collaboration and sharing of Indigenous (Noongar) language
internally, externally and internationally.
The Noongarpedia Project is an Australian Research Council Discovery
Project supported by UWA and Curtin University.
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