Help us reveal the real face of White Australia

We’re building a website to transcribe official documents that reveal the impact of the White Australia policy on the lives of ordinary people in the early twentieth century.

Using the site we’ll turn digitised files held by the National Archives of Australia into new data for research and exploration – but we need your help!

Come to our Transcribe-a-thon

We’ll be launching the site at a Transcribe-a-thon on the 9-10 September at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House. Bring your laptops and join in as we see how many documents we can transcribe in a weekend! We’ll also have a program of expert speakers discussing the records and their significance. Come along and learn more about the history of the White Australia Policy.

Join in online

The transcription site will go live on 9 September, so check back here then for the link. We have more than 13,000 documents to classify and transcribe, so there’s plenty of work for everyone! Why not organise your own local transcribe-a-thon?

Stay in touch

Follow @invisibleaus or our Facebook page for updates. If you’re joining in online let us know using the hashtag #uc10154.

Who are we?

We’re digital heritage students at the University of Canberra, led by Tim Sherratt.

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