Forums: Index > Watercooler > Australians all, let us ... create district navboxes like the US and UK county navboxes

Two of our top ten contributors are Australian, and a few of my rellies have lived in Oz ("across the Ditch", as we say), so I'm willing to help in the production of a navbox template along the lines of those that nearly all US and UK county pages now have.

Counties or some more recent division?

Counties appear in many old records but have virtually disappeared from real life. Is there a better division to base it on? Local Government Areas of Australia?

Robin Patterson 06:59, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

No reason why we couldn't have pages for old and new divisions. Robin Patterson 09:07, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't like counties for Australia, I don't think they ever had any administrative or social significance, except in land tenure (though I could be corrected here), certainly nothing like the role they seem to have in the USA. The smallest divisions of a state like New South Wales that I think could be useful are the regional ones, like "New England", "Northern Rivers", "Monaro" etc. Even then, looking at the genealogies I have, the main division is between "Sydney" and "Regional" (ie not Sydney). I am loathe to bother with categories below the state level in Australia. Thurstan 09:45, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

First draft

See Template:Navbox Ausdiv and comment on matters such as whether Australia has any significant differences that could call for changes. Robin Patterson 04:11, 18 July 2008 (UTC)