Project 139

Project Info

Team Name

Mr A. C. G. Drake

Team Members

Leo Febey and 2 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Aggregation and tidying of the database hosted by LibrariesTas to provide a more easily usable database for future analysts. Beyond this, there is also the website (WIP) that will provide a fun and interactive way for people to learn about the voyages that came to Tasmania in the 19th Century.

Data Story

The data from the LibrariesTas website (accessed through has over 70000 entries detailing immigration to Tasmania during the 19th Century. Due to the nature of the data being transcribe from old immigration logs, some very weathered, and no one convention between these logs, the database is very difficult to read and use in its current form. To this end, the we've converted the data to be more legible, but also computationally friendly.

Aside from the JSON linked directly with the Data.Gov.Au site, there is also another list hosted by LibrariesTas that contains a list of voyages (passengers not logged) to Tasmania, which has also been analysed and a short list of ship names pulled from it. This is hoped to be used in later iterations to test outlying data points in the original dataset and tidy up errors such as incorrectly spelt names and erroneous dates.

Evidence of Work



Team DataSets

Tasmanian Arrivals (19th Century)

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Australians' stories

What meaningful ways can we tell the story about what it's like to be an Australian, and in what ways some Australians live very different lives than others? How can we make people more aware of the issues facing themselves and others as they go through life?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.

Best use of Tasmanian Spatial Data Challenge

How can we use a Tasmanian spatial data to improve Tasmanian residents lives on a daily basis.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Most outstanding Tasmanian Benefit

How can we use data to benefit residents of the state.

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Bounty: Is seeing truely believing?

How can we tell a story with visualisations, that speaks the truest representation of our data?

Go to Challenge | 28 teams have entered this challenge.

Best use of Tasmanian Heritage Data

How can we use datasets that focus on Tasmanian Heritage data to highlight Tasmania's

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Bounty: Making open data more open.

How can open data be presented on to make it easier and friendlier to use? Does this mean making it more similar to using standard search engines, like Google, or something else entirely?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.