Port Adelaide Environment & Heritage Wiki

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Port Adelaide, lithograph based on drawing by George French Angas, 1846. (SLSA)

About the Wiki

The Port Adelaide Environment & Heritage Wiki was started on 17 May 2015 on behalf of the Port of Adelaide Branch of the National Trust of South Australia, and is still under construction.

It's been created because Wikipedia has a number of shortcomings, particularly in scaling down to the local level, and in capturing local content in an integrated way.

It also faces other criticisms - see, for example, Why women are missing from history on Wikipedia ABC News, 7 March 2016.

Wiki functionality

This wiki uses the same basic software as Wikipedia and shares a lot of the same functionality, so users will find much that is familiar, including page layout, site navigation and editing functions.

Over time we hope to train and build a community of contributors to build up this shared resource. so that others can learn, appreciate and enjoy the rich cultural, social and natural heritage values of Port Adelaide and the surrounding region.

Basic training sessions in editing the wiki are being held at the Port Adelaide Library. To register your interest, please contact Meredith Blundell, the Local History Officer at the Port Adelaide Library.

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PAW anniversary event

As part of the 2016 SA History Festival the Port Adelaide Wiki: One Year On event was held at the Port Adelaide Library on 19 May 2016, to mark our first anniversary.

Project areas

Birds of Port Adelaide

Fully structured article stubs ready for addition of text and more photos:

Topic areas under construction

Lists created