Documenting stories from people in Melbourne’s north, WikiNorthia is a wiki with two main assets.
- It is open to contributions from anyone.
- With topics such as:
- art and literature,
- sport and recreation,
- transport and
- work and commerce,
there is a vast array of resources available for research.
The about page explains the origins of the wiki:
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 is the first of its type in Victoria and in fact Australia.
Students in the regions catered for by WikiNorthia could find an audience for specific pieces of work as well as using the wiki as a research resource. Support materials will be useful for teachers and students.