Reference Datasets


Three reference datasets have been curated and transformed as part of the Tinker environment. The datasets are historic in nature and have arisen as part of government record keeping and publication processes and digitisation.  They have diverse technical characteristics and a complex provenance prior to the curation and enhancement processes applied. 

Each dataset is curated, transformed and transferred from one platform and custodial setting to another to increase the capacity for research reuse:

  • Australian Government Gazette [1832-1968] (OCR/manually transcribed publication data) has been transferred from Trove Australia to Alveo to be made available as a static versioned reference dataset.

  • Australian Census [1981, 1986, 1991] (OCR statistical survey and boundary area data) has been transferred from the Australian Data Archive to AURIN be made available as a geo-referenced reference dataset.

  • Australian Bigamy Convictions [1849-1999] (manually transcribed archival data) has been transferred from the Prosecutions Project platform to the Australian Data Archive to be made available as a static versioned reference dataset.

Available via Tools

There are a number of dataset that have been made available via for exploration using the suite of Tinker tools.  These are available for immediate exploration.