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Presented at the 'Life of Information' symposium, ANU, Canberra, 24 September 2010.

Presented at the 'Life of Information' symposium, ANU, Canberra, 24 September 2010.

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  • Liberating lives Invisible Australians and biographical networks Tim Sherratt @wragge www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Charlie Allen was born in Sydney in 1896. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • His mother was Frances Allen (sometime sweet shop owner and brothel keeper), his father Charlie Gum (a buyer for Wing On company). www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Charlie was raised by his mother, but in 1909, at the age of 13, he was taken to China by his father. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • His father returned to Sydney, leaving Charlie in China. He lived with relatives in the town of Shekki (inland from Hong Kong) for 6 years. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Charlie was homesick, but had no means of getting back to Australia. His mother attempted to enlist government help but to no avail. Charlie finally returned in 1915. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • The following year Charlie enlisted in First AIF (well actually he enlisted three times, and was discharged as medically unfit each time). www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Charlie married in Sydney in 1917 and had two daughters soon after. He returned to China in 1922 for 7 months. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Charlie Allen died in 1938 as the result of an industrial accident. He was 41. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • How do we know about Charlie Allen? www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: ST84/1, 1909/22/41-50 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: ST84/1, 1909/22/41-50 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: A1, 1911/13854 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: B2455, ALLEN C A www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: SP42/1, C1922/4449 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: ST84/1, 1909/22/41-50 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Between 1901 and 1911, 400 circulars were issued to port officers about immigration restriction. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • The confidential manual on immigration restriction grew from one page in 1902 to more than 200 in 1912. www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • For the years between 1902 and 1948 there remain: ● More than 50,000 CEDTs ● 90 shelf metres of records ● 15,000 case files www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • What changes when we examine the world through the collected fragments of knowledge that we can recover about a single person, reorganised as a biographical narrative, rather than as part of an archival system? – Tim Hitchcock www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • http://www.invisibleaustralians.org www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • NAA: ST84/1, 1909/22/41-50 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • ● Crowdsourced data extraction ● 50,000+ CEDTs ● Other files ● Match identities ● Eeek! http://www.invisibleaustralians.org www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee, 1906. NAA: ST84/1, 1906/111-120 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee, 1906. NAA: ST84/1, 1906/111-120 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Choy Hing family including their adopted daughter, Pauline Ah Hee, 1906. NAA: SP244/2, N1950/2/4918 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee, 1906. NAA: SP244/2, N1950/2/4918 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee, 1921. NAA: SP244/2, N1950/2/4918 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee, 1926. NAA: SP244/2, N1950/2/4918 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee, c. 1950. NAA: A659, 1950/1/1954 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Shadee Khan, 1916. NAA: E752, 1916/8 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Shadee Khan, 1916. NAA: E752, 1916/8 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Shadee Khan, 1921. NAA: E752, 1921/21 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Shadee Khan, 1925. NAA: E752, 1925/7 www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Shadee Khan www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Pauline Ah Hee Shadee Khan www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • History wall defining.net.au/wall www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Use URLs to identify things in the real world www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • This is me: http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-479364#foaf:Person www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • Wragge’s identity browser wraggelabs.com/identities www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • The Flickr Machine Tag Challenge wraggelabs.com/fmtc/ www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • www.invisibleaustralians.org
  • ● Make links ● Give advice ● Create tools & examples ● Help! http://www.invisibleaustralians.org www.invisibleaustralians.org