Expert outreach/Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales/Wales-Patagonia Event

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Welcome to the event page for the Patagonia Edit-a-thon and Bring-a-long, organised by the Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales and Peoples Collection Wales
The event will be held at the National Library of Wales on the 19th of June 2015
Poster for the event
Members of Moriah Welsh Chapel in Trelew, Patagonia; 1907
The Mimosa carried the first Welsh colonists to Patagonia in 1865
Welsh-Patagonian cake.


Patagonia Edit-a-thon and Bring-a-long - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Council Chamber, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • When?: 19th June, 10am - 3pm
  • Point of contact: Jason Evans - jje@llgc.org.uk, National Library of Wales
  • Cost: Free - including lunch.
  • How do I sign up?: Email jje@llgc.org.uk or sign up below
  • What do I bring?: Images or documents relating to Patagonia, which you can share with Peoples Collection Wales and/or Wikipedia
  • What do I else bring?: Please bring a laptop if you have one (or ask to borrow one).

Theme[edit | edit source]

150 years ago, in 1865 the Mimosa carried a small band of Welsh emigrants in search of a better life from Liverpool to the Americas. They established a colony (Y Wladfa) in Patagonia with Welsh schools, churches and Eisteddfodau. The pioneers faced many challenges and their dream of an independent Welsh state was not to be, but their legacy remains today: the Welsh language can still be heard today in the chapels and tea rooms of Patagonia. The aim of this event is to share the story of the brave colonists who left everything they knew and sailed into the unknown in search of a dream.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon[edit | edit source]

Attendees will be given the chance to learn how to edit Wikipedia, to add and improve content relating to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia. Experts will be on hand to provide source material and to help with editing and adding pictures to Wikipedia.

Peoples Collection Wales - Share your images[edit | edit source]

Peoples collection Wales invites you to share stories, photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to the Welsh in Patagonia. Staff will be on hand to scan and record your material and upload it to the Peoples Collection platform where they can be shared with the world. And why not release your images to Wikipedia at the same time, so that they can be added to the Worlds largest encyclopedia.


Participants[edit | edit source]

Please register your attendance in advance by adding your name below.

Please add your username here

Images Donated to Wikipedia[edit | edit source]

About 400 (To be added to Commons soon)

Articles improved[edit | edit source]

Articles created[edit | edit source]

Suggested articles for creation/improvement[edit | edit source]


Images of the Editathon[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]