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​G​ov Hack 2016 (29 - 31 July)

GovHack

GovHack is an annual event held simultaneously around Australia to provide an opportunity for teams to explore, mashup and use open government data over a 46 hour period.

For more information see GovHack.org. To register visit the GovHack Eventbrite page

To access LINC Tasmania's open data sets visit the Information for contestants page

Open data

LINC Tasmania is committed to delivering open data as part of providing free access to information resources and support in their use.

Over a million LINC Tasmania records are available in a variety of file formats as part of the open datase​ts available at http://data.gov.au/organization/linctasmania under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

What is open data?

As outlined in The Tasmanian Open Data Policy open data can be fully used, reused and distributed.

To read more about open data see

Sample LINC Tasmania open data sets include:​

Tasmanian Convicts (1803-1893)

Convicts transported to Tasmania and those convicted locally through the convict system. Over 78,504 records available.

Image - convicts heading for ship

World War 1 Collections

Selected photographs and articles from the Tasmanian Mail and Weekly Courier newspapers. The data has also been linked to Discovering Anzacs the National Archives of Australia site which features the 375,971 digitised World War I Australian service records. The records were indexed by Wendy Knolle and kindly supplied by the Tasmanian Family History Society, Hobart Branch.

Digitised Archives

LINC Tasmania's collection of digitised archives including files, letters, manuscripts, maps, plans, photographs films and more.

Digitised Plans - Available online

Tasmanian Arrivals (19th Century)

Passengers and ships arrivals, mainly in Hobart. Contains surnames A-K, L-Z to be added. Over 52,918 records (as at 14/4/2016).

Hobart Town from the new wharf

Hotels and Properties Records (1818-1958)

As at April 2016 over 5,000 Tasmanian hotel and property records.

More Tasmanian datasets

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