Haeremai, welcome, talofa, Willkommen, bienvenue, welkom[]

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Much of the above templated welcome is clearly unnecessary in your case! Your "name" suggested you were an Aussie before I saw the category. Thanks for a great start. Maybe your contributions will one day exceed Brian's.

Robin Patterson 12:22, 28 March 2007 (UTC) in Wellington

Australia Wikia[]

It seems that you were probably the only Australian to receive any response from the subsequently long-absent founder of the Australia Wikia. (See and That Wikia is plodding along, with quite a lot recently added by an immigrant group called "BritVics". Plenty more to do, though! When your announced retirement from Wikipedia starts to take real effect, you will, I hope, contribute more there and here. Robin Patterson 05:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Regions of New South Wales[]

Please see Talk:Regions of New South Wales. Robin Patterson 14:15, 20 September 2008 (UTC)