Men and Cattle: history of development in northern Australia

I found a collection of small audio documentaries recently. They were on cassette so the quality after 30 odd years isn’t great. The talent is historian Peter Forrest.

Men and Cattle is a history of development  of the cattle industry in northern Austraia but touches on a lot of other themes.

Part one: The Overlanders

Part two: The Journeys Back

Part three: Settlement Creek

Part four: The journey west from the Queensland border

Part five: Life on the trail

Data Journalism

Links used in recent lecture

  • Definition: wikipedia
    • Find: Searching for data on the web
    • Clean: Process to filter and transform data, preparation for visualization
    • Visualize: Displaying the pattern, either as a static or animated visual
    • Publish: Integrating the visuals, attaching data to stories
    • Distribute: Enabling access on a variety of devices, such as the web, tablets and mobile
    • Measure: Tracking usage of data stories over time and across the spectrum of uses.
  • The Guardian
  • data visualisation

Sources

Examples

New version of ABC Local

In February 2010 we launched the most recent iteration of ABC Local, by my calculation the fifth I’ve been involved in. This time the project took 14 months but when you consider there are 54 sites and hundred of thousands of pages, along with significant photo, audio and video media files this is not as long as you might think.

In February 2010 we launched the most recent iteration of ABC Local, by my calculation the fifth I’ve been involved in.

This time the project took 14 months but when you consider there are 54 sites and hundred of thousands of pages, along with significant photo, audio and video media files this is not as long as you might think.

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First corporate web site for 612 ABC Brisbane

In 1998 I built my first web site, a corporate brochure site for 612 ABC Brisbane, then called 4QR.

Looking back on the frames based navigation, the animated email gif, and the rather cumbersome graphics it seems somewhat naive.

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