About me

Tim Sherratt

I’m a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. I’ve worked across the cultural heritage sector and have been developing online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993. My creations include useful things like QueryPic, strange things like the Vintage Face Depot, and important things like The Real Face of White Australia. I’m currently Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra. You can find me at timsherratt.org or as @wragge on Twitter.

Here’s my CV (PDF).

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  1. December 18, 2014

    Noting your interest in historical meteorology, you might be interested to know what we’ve done with the Charles Todd Weather folios – 26,000 images of 11,000 days of weather – 1878-1909 NAA series number D1384. Also, Wragges 1000+ ship logs have been digitised at http://www.weatherdetective.net.au.
    Our volunteer team have sent 330,000 datapoints to the NOAA to fuel climate reanalyses models for the SW Pacific area. The diligence of our pioneer scientists is feeding modern climate change analysis, see reanalyses.org/

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