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wragge / naa_ids.txt
Last active Sep 6, 2019
A first attempt to find aircraft identification numbers in files from the National Archives of Australia
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NAA: A705, 35/6/1137, Regn and Airworthiness DH 60 Moth G-AUAF, 1926 - 1927
NAA: A705, 35/6/1448, Registration & Airworthiness DH Co. "Moth" G-AUAP (C.A. March), 1927 - 1929
NAA: A705, 35/6/93 PART 1, Aircraft G-AUBA "Avro" 504K No.H.2030 (First aircraft on Australian Register later marking VH-UBA), 1922 - 1929
NAA: A705, 35/6/1091, Avro 504 'K' G-AUBA K. Frewen 1927, 1927 - 1927
NAA: A705, 35/10/117, Aircraft G-AUBC Maurice Farman Shorthorn, 1924 - 1926
wragge / newspapers_correction_rates.csv
Last active Aug 9, 2019
The proportion of articles in each newspaper in Trove with at least one correction.
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id title articles_with_corrections total_articles percentage_with_corrections
1043 Seamen's Strike Bulletin (Melbourne, Vic. : 1919) 0 14 0.0
1262 Hobart Town Punch (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1878) 0 32 0.0
1299 The Burrangong Chronicle and Young and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW : 1901) 0 25 0.0
1460 Bullfinch Miner and Yilgarn Advocate (WA : 1910) 0 27 0.0
1399 Bullfinch Budget (WA : 1910 - 1911) 0 1008 0.0
1501 Nota (Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens, NSW : 1970 - 1983) 17 15533 0.10944440867829781
1407 Dampier Despatch (Broome, WA : 1904 - 1905) 1 871 0.1148105625717566
1481 Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933) 735 611636 0.12016951258591713
1380 Stampa Italiana = The Italian Press (Perth, WA : 1931 - 1932) 3 2493 0.12033694344163659
wragge /
Last active Jul 26, 2019
Some thoughts for a submission to the Australian Academy of the Humanities Future Humanities Workforce Project

Responses to some questions in the Australian Academy of the Humanities Future Humanities Workforce Project's Consultation Paper

What are future knowledge, skills and capabilities that humanities researchers will require?

I tried to unpack a bit what I think of as digital literacy and came up with these dot points:

  • The ability to critically analyse digital tools, collections, services, and interfaces to unpack their assumptions and imagine alternatives.
  • An understanding of the varieties, transformations, possibilities, and limitations of digital data, and the ability to reflect on the technical and ethical challenges of collecting, using, and sharing it.

What can the humanities contribute to the data and digital literacy agenda over the next decade?

wragge /
Last active Jul 26, 2019
Testing ways to create public download links to items in CloudStor
wragge /
Last active Jun 14, 2019
Submission to the Tune review of the National Archives of Australia

Submission to the Tune Review of the National Archives of Australia

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the enduring role of the National Archives of Australia. I first made use of the Archives as a history honours student in 1984, and since then have held a deep appreciation of the richness and significance of the Archives collections. I was employed by the Archives from 2007 to 2009, working on the development of a number of online projects such as 'Mapping Our Anzacs'. Since that time, I have pursued research in the digital humanities, often using the Archives collections to demonstrate what is possible using digital research methodologies. An example of this is provided by my keynote address to the Australian Society of Archivists Annual Conference in 2016.[^1]

I love the Archives collections. They are critical both to democratic accountability and to our understanding of Australian history, politics, and culture. The Archives preserves not only the workings of the Commonwealth government, b

wragge / trove_newspapers_post_1954.csv
Created Jun 7, 2019
Trove newspapers with articles published after 1954
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We can make this file beautiful and searchable if this error is corrected: It looks like row 8 should actually have 8 columns, instead of 7. in line 7.
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995),ACT,11,1926-09-03,1995-12-31,01576925,2567488,
Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (Port Moresby : 1969 - 1981),International,1376,1969-06-30,1981-06-30,22087427,417472,
The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982),National,112,1933-06-10,1982-12-15,00050458,225466,
"Dutch Australian Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1951 - 1993)",New South Wales,1044,1951-10-05,1993-07-19,22051902,159156,
"Times (Victor Harbor, SA : 1987 - 1999)",South Australia,856,1987-01-07,1999-12-31,22040722,143726,
"The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)",Victoria,13,1848-09-15,1957-01-19,18339719,140299,
Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986),South Australia,832,1932-04-15,1986-12-31,22038213,126881
wragge / nsw_naturalisations_countries_of_origin.csv
Created Feb 19, 2019
Countries of origin from NSW naturalisation data, 1834-1903.
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NativePlace Count
Germany 3170
Sweden 700
Prussia 598
China 530
Denmark 522
Canton, China 484
France 352
Italy 314
Norway 288
wragge / words_before_immigrants_in_Trove_newspapers.csv
Created Jan 26, 2019
Words occurring before the word 'immigrants' in Trove's digitised newspapers with a frequency greater than 100
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word count
assisted 11000
prohibited 10234
tho 8728
british 7524
chinese 7045
government 5764
italian 5513
german 4758
desirable 4587
wragge / bulletin_kwic_chinese.txt
Created Jan 25, 2019
Occurences of the word 'Chinese' in The Bulletin, 1880-1968
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...joys, appear to be a little behind the age. A new Chinese theatre has been opened in San Francisco, which i...
...e orchestral music filled the large building with Chinese melody, all present forgot thatthey were in a for...
...ed for nearly four months, aud ''Kerry ' and “The Chinese Question” (with that admirable make-up of “Those ...
... case. But the Gover- nor who struck oil when the Chinese— —No matter! The reader, we presume exclaims —“Bu...
... pamphlet advocating the use of Indian as against Chinese teas. The latter are being extensively and dele-t...
...onary steamer, was at Teste Island, New Guinea. A Chinese junk has been attacked by New Guinea natives, who...
...Flour is not procurable there. On February 14th a Chinese storekeeper sold the last oft some bad flour at £...
...of the colony, which should be read by every one. Chinese allege that they have only been forced to “ knock...
wragge / closed-2018-closedperiod.csv
Created Jan 1, 2019
Files in the National Archives of Australia closed in 2018 citing 'Closed period'
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We can make this file beautiful and searchable if this error is corrected: It looks like row 6 should actually have 12 columns, instead of 10. in line 5.
5242437,M4443,19,Correspondence – subject – CAIFU [Chinese Association for International Understanding] visit 1994,Aug 1993 - Apr 1994,1993-08-01,1994-04-01,Canberra,Closed,14 Mar 2018,2018-03-14,Closed period
7114228,M3128,1737,UN Security Council 1990 - 1994,Dec 1990 - Dec 1994,1990-12-01,1994-12-01,Canberra,Closed,18 Apr 2018,2018-04-18,Closed period
7114259,M3128,1766 PART 2,East Timor 3 Pt 2,1995 - 1999,1995-01-01,1999-01-01,Canberra,Closed,14 Mar 2018,2018-03-14,Closed period
9150475,A463,1997/4469,Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal - implementation ANS,1987 - 1998,1987-01-01,1998-01-01,Canberra,Closed,25 Jul 2018,2018-07-25,Closed period
11975845,C321,N1992/521316,"Michaels, Rick [Asaad, Michael; Asaad, Rick; Giaconia, James Christopher] [Department of Immigration NSW case file]",1992 - 2002,1992-01-01,2002-01-01,Sydney,Closed,20 J
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