Wikinorthia: documenting life in Melbourne’s north
Darebin Libraries in partnership with Moreland City Libraries and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries have been successful in securing funding from the State Library of Victoria
for a new project ‘WikiNorthia’ - an online encyclopaedia designed to document
life in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. These three library services encompass
five local council areas including Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Nillumbik and
WikiNorthia is a first in Victoria and in fact Australia to document a snapshot in time of the current lives of people in a local area as well as their recollections and histories, using wiki technology.
WikiNorthia is an innovative project that will encourage people across five local councils with rich cultural histories and diverse communities to get together and tell their stories providing a snapshot of life in the north of Melbourne now as well as the past.
The project will result in a wiki with contributions by a wide cross section of people living in the cities of Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. The generation and preservation of this information will be of a lasting benefit to the community.
View or contribute to WikiNorthia