Tamworth Regional Council (Australia): Historic & art collections from the Tamworth region to feature in new storytelling website

Tamworth Regional Council (Australia): Historic & art collections from the Tamworth region to feature in new storytelling website. “Nine local government authorities were funded to digitise significant artworks, museum objects and archives in their regions through the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund, which supports the development of cultural infrastructure in regional NSW. … The results of some of this work will now feature on Storyplace, a new website developed by Museums & Galleries of NSW that tells important stories from throughout regional New South Wales.”

Australia: New South Wales ‘in worst ever Covid situation’ (BBC)

BBC: Australia: New South Wales ‘in worst ever Covid situation’. “The leader of New South Wales has warned this is “the worst situation Australia’s been in” since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said rules would be tightened in Sydney, the state capital, which is in lockdown. Covid fines will also go up to AU$5,000 (US$3,685; £2,656) from AU$1,000.”

Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales. “Australia’s Queensland will extend its border closure to New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to halt the spread of coronavirus from south-eastern states. It has already shut to Victoria – the centre of Australia’s second wave – amid an outbreak in Melbourne.”

Sydney Morning Herald: New database to predict which Sydney suburbs could have restrictions eased

Sydney Morning Herald: New database to predict which Sydney suburbs could have restrictions eased. “A new database could be the key to determining in which suburbs the NSW government could relax its social distancing measures and where to exercise greater control to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The interactive dashboard created by University of Sydney researchers combines NSW Health and ABS data to identify the neighbourhoods most vulnerable to outbreaks: postcodes with a high proportion of people

Prisoners in pictures: A history of incarceration in NSW told with newly digitised archive (ABC News (AU))

ABC News (Australia): Prisoners in pictures: A history of incarceration in NSW told with newly digitised archive. “A newly digitised archive detailing the stories of nearly 50,000 prisoners incarcerated in New South Wales between 1870 and 1930 is the foundation of a new exhibition, and one that is hoped to stimulate more investigation. Captured: Portraits of Crime is an exhibition and major project of State Archives and Records NSW, which has selected 37 of the prisoners to tell their stories in-depth.” The exhibition publication is easily found and interesting reading. I’m having more difficulty finding the full archive.

Politicians Worried About Prison Satellite Images in NSW, Australia

Politicians in New South Wales, Australia, are concerned about the satellite images of prisons on Google Maps, fearing they might be used for planning smuggling. “Satellite images showing aerial views of our state’s prisons may be blurred or blocked from public view amid fears they are providing criminals with a blueprint to the facilities. The state opposition has written to Corrections Minister David Elliott urging him to contact Google and request the images be removed.”