Historical Agricultural Methodology Index [HAMI]

Project Info

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Team Name

Harold Holt Swim Team

Team Members

3 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

A website based index of historical indigenous farming methods and forum for new and upcoming farming startups. To prepare for our future, we must look into the past. Applying indigenous Australian techniques that have been honed for millennia we can distinguish one of the largest agricultural exporters [Australia] from the rest of the world’s market to meet the rising global demand for food; both plant and animal based. we aim to provide the agricultural industry with a liaison between science and historically specialized methodology. The advantage of this distinctive service is that it also enables farmers to forum and query among themselves and within their community, while maintaining them up-to-date on the industry's latest innovations, continually supporting the most economically feasible, green and sustainable techniques, integrating perfected indigenous methodology.

Data Story

We would use a collection of data relevant to; new farming techniques, developments in the agricultural science sector, new and contemporary environmental issues.

Jackson-Nakano, Ann 2002, The Pajong and Wallabalooa : a history from the records of Aboriginal farming families at Blakney and Pudman Creeks, 1820-1945 and historical overview 1945-2002, Aboriginal History Inc, Canberra
New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (issuing body) 2012, Guide to the carbon farming initiative, N.S.W. NSW Aboriginal Land Council
New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (issuing body) 2012, Guide to the carbon farming initiative, N.S.W. NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Luo, Zhongkui; Eady, Sandra (2019): Modelling soil organic carbon dynamics from 2009 to 2070. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.25919/5d0b09e683801
Sanderman, Jonathan; Reseigh, Jodie; Wurst, Michael; Austin, Jenet (2014): Soil carbon in native grass-based pastures under different grazing management practices in South Australia. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/53B0EC7D91D4B

Evidence of Work


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Team DataSets


Description of Use Gathered some techniques for "carbon farming" the act farming in a way where the soil absorbs more carbon.

Data Set

Keeping culture : Aboriginal art to keeping places and cultural centres.

Description of Use We used this book to help us maintain aboriginal culture through out our farming tips and techniques.

Data Set

2015, 1989, English, Conference Proceedings edition: Foraging and farming [electronic resource] : the evolution of plant exploitation / edited by David R. Harris and Gordon C. Hillman.

Description of Use This book(Data set) was used to compare aboriginal farming techniques with modern day farming. This book has lots of useful information that was used to help display modern day farming techniques.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Helping a social impact ‘start up’ (small organisation) to tell their story

Small and informal community/interest groups who have formed to solve local problems need data to know if their activities are making a difference and to re-design programs. How can we help these groups tell their story through data so they can seek support (political, financial, and on the ground) by showing how their programs are working, and decide where to focus next?

Go to Challenge | 23 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping Start-ups and New Small Businesses in Australia

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS? 2. What type of NEIS businesses are being started and are successful (participated in the full 12 months of NEIS Assistance) and what can we learn from broader industry growth areas? 3. How do we encourage self-employment through greater participation in NEIS for cohorts currently underrepresented?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge.

Digital Culture

How do we make our digital cultural heritage collections engaging for online audiences? What experiences should we be developing beyond the search and retrieve box to visualise gallery, library and museum collections online and encourage their reuse and good storytelling?

Go to Challenge | 14 teams have entered this challenge.

Physical Culture

How might we better integrate our digital collections and datasets into our physical gallery, library, or museum spaces?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

🌟 Unearth references to Indigenous agricultural practises by searching archival records

There is increasing interest in foods that were grown on this continent for millennia, awareness of Aboriginal farming practices, and the history they reveal about Australia pre-colonisation. This challenge is to search Trove for descriptions of land care, cropping, harvesting and food storage, to add to the bank of knowledge of Aboriginal farming.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge.

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

What will Australia in 2050 look like?

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge.