Tas-Icons

Project Info

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Team Members


Charlotte , Brendan

Project Description


Tasmania has made a great contribution to Australia and the world. The state’s history is full of legendary individuals, whose stories need to be told to be believed. Now, the Tas-Icon podcast is here to tell them.

We know that stories are the best way to connect with a place, its history and its people. In recent years, podcasts have emerged as a favoured medium for long form stories to be told in immersive, experiential ways, and Australians downloaded over 500 million podcast episodes in 2021. In podcasting, stories are given the time and space they need to give people a deeper, more personal understanding of a topic or person. So, what better way to bring Tasmania’s proud history to a broader audience than a podcast?


Data Story


So how does Tas-Icon use Open Source Data? Primarily, it uses Trove, an incredible open repository of Australian historical newspapers, photos, records and more, as a source for a lot of the stories that will feature on the podcast. It also makes use of the Libraries Tasmania Digitised Archives dataset for source material. For more recent Tassie legends, it uses the ABC local online photo stories dataset and the Tasmanian Newspaper index.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Libraries Tasmania Digitised Archives

Description of Use Tas-Icon makes use of the extensive Libraries Tasmania Digitised Archives dataset for source material for the podcast.

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ABC Local Online Photo Stories 2009-2014

Description of Use For stories about more recent Tassie legends, the Tas-Icons podcast uses the ABC local online photo stories dataset as a highly valuable primary data source

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Trove People and Organisations data

Description of Use The primary source for most of the stories on the Tas-Icons podcast is Trove, an incredible open repository of Australian historical newspapers, photos, records, people and organisation data.

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Tasmanian Newspaper Index

Description of Use For podcast episodes on more recent Tasmanian stories, the Tasmanian Newspaper Index is used to gather source information.

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Challenge Entries

Best Creative Use of Data in Response to ESG (AU)

How can you showcase data in a creative manner to respond to ESG challenges? How can we present and visualise data to stimulate conversation and promote change?

Go to Challenge | 31 teams have entered this challenge.

Celebrating Tasmania’s achievements

How might we use open data to celebrate Tasmania’s achievements and ensure Tasmania remains front and centre during national conversations?

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge.