History Box

Project Info

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Team Name

LOL Historians

Team Members

Peter , Joee , Freya and 2 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Exploding history from the dusty digital archives.

There's a lot of history available through various national and state repositories that are extremely entertaining. We observed team members' reactions to watching them thought almost everyone we knew here in Launceston would enjoy looking at the archives as much as we did.

History box is an app that aims to engage the Launceston community with history. It scrapes several archives and collates it in an app using location data and key words. The user is invited to upload photos, video, reviews and links to become part of living history. These can either be of the place or object or their reaction to it.

Although this app was developed with locals in mind, it can also be used by future visitors to find out more about Launceston before they leave home. Potentially providing commercial benefit to our community.

Data Story

Our major data sources are Trove (National Library of Australia) and Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (Libraries Tasmania). We used the Heritage Places data source from Launceston City Council to help us handpick some points of interest and developed queries to scrape Trove and TAHO.

Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

Tasmanian Heritage Register

Data Set

Launceston City Council, Heritage Places

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Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office

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Trove, National Library of Australia

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Best use of Tasmanian Heritage Data

Use the data to showcase Launceston’s history, people and stories.

Go to Challenge | 2 teams have entered this challenge.

Best Use of Tasmanian Spatial Data

How can you use a Tasmanian spatial data to improve Tasmanian residents lives on a daily basis?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

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.

Leveraging innovation precincts to drive economic prosperity.

How might we build on interaction between businesses and research institutions in Australian innovation precincts, to boost business capability, growth, and job creation?

Go to Challenge | 23 teams have entered this challenge.

Open challenge benefits to the greater Launceston community

What is important to you in your community in the Launceston region? What can your technology do to help to make Launceston awesome? This is an open challenge so come up with something creative.

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Training AI models to deliver better human outcomes

For an outcome create two AI models based on contrasting incentive systems and examine the differing impacts on the defined outcome.

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.

Most Tasmanian Commercial Benefit

How can we showcase Tasmanian Data, and create something that could go on to be Commercial success?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.