This short documentary uncovers the truth about who was behind 'hacking' Australia's Federal Hansard! Made as a tribute/advert for Tim Sherratt's Historic Hansard site at http://www.historichansard.net where you can type in your own search terms to present modern 'fake' tweets from original real Hansard records! The great coding work by Tim Sherratt @Wragge (on Twitter) and former Director of Trove Australia.
(Available in HD - Use the "cog" gadget lower RHS to go 1920x1080 for best quality! :^)
Wirraway Challenge - In 8 Parts This Digital Video (DV) set in 8 parts, was originally crafted in 2005 as a DVD for the Kununurra Museum - Wirraway-Challenge Display. This has now been made public in November 2015, as we now have a rights agreement with, and thanks to, the ABC. They have allowed us to use the audio from a radio interview made in 2005, by Vanessa Mills of ABC Kimberley Regional radio, Broome, as well as a radio interview recorded by Adrienne Francis at the Kununurra Museum for the ABC Country Hour. These are both used as the audio for some parts of the DV.
It is also now 10 years since the opening of the display on March 20th 2005 by one of Wirraway A20-62 pilot (in March 1942), Lew Dwyer . The forced-landing site was first located and filmed, then salvaged by Andrew, Mario and Marieke in September and October 2004 and then to March 20th 2005 creating these DVs and the "Wirraway-Challenge" display at the Kununurra Museum on that day.
[Wirraway means Challenge]
Here the story of finding the Wirraway A20-62 (March 20th 1942) forced-landing site in 2004, on the far north East Kimberley Region coastal saltmarsh, about 6km from the Northern Territory border (129 degrees east longitude), just inside Western Australia. Along the border coastline, where they force-landed in March 1942 is right in the middle of the widest part of the huge coastal saltmarsh that is there, being almost 40km from the bush to the actual coastline.
The site was found while looking for glacial rocks that were marked on an old Geological map (Later they were found to not be glacial tillite, but in fact river tumbled rocks from an ancient Ord-Victoria River system ? - Here being between the Keep River and Cambridge Gulf).
Many parts which were salvaged in September and October 2004 are now on permanent display at the Kununurra Museum.
The pilot of the Wirraway, Lew Dwyer phoned me a few weeks ago, and has regularly since 2004, Lew turned 94 a few weeks ago in October 2015.
Andrew Barker (President) for Kununurra Historical Society. November 4th 2015
This is the full DV playlist for both parts 1 & 2 combined with slight changes to this edit - Then original Parts 1 & 2 after that.
On March 17th 1963, Her Majesty, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Kununurra, Western Australia, to see the Australian National Development, of the Ord River Irrigation Project, in the far north of Western Australia's Kimberley Region.
These DVs (The first is 17 minutes), has been created for the Kununurra Historical Society from three, 8mm colour films, and other photographs from the KHS archive. These videos were created and uploaded to commemorate 50 years since the Royal Tour came to Kununurra.