Place talk:Australia

This page describes the standards for organising and linking all place names relating to Australia.

It is a work in progress and I welcome assistance from others.

--nastrond 06:48, 29 September 2009 (EDT)

Australia consists of six (6) states and two (2) territories, namely:


Including city name in suburb Place names [8 July 2014]

Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere - I've been unable to find it if it has.

In Australia, we would never use a 4-level standard to describe suburb-city-state-country; even in gazetted titles, a suburb (however it might have sprung up) will always be referred to as 3-level, independent of the containing city (suburb-state-country). But I've seen some treated in this fashion (Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Bentleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia being two examples), while others seem to be ignored. I can see the usefulness of having the subordinate relationships on werelate, however is this reason enough to veer away from the way in which we organise and name our Places?

I am still unsure if a standard approach for Australian place names has been discussed and agreed; indeed, I am unsure a discussion needs to be had (Australian place naming conventions are simple compared to most). But I would like to help to organise the Places for Australia, and to ensure I am doing it in a standard, agreed way.

Cheers - Paula
--Wongers 07:57, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

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