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About me

Warami (means hello in Dharug, a local Aboriginal language of Sydney),

I'm SHB2000 and I'm based in Sydney, Australia but have lived in numerous locations throughout Australia but all in either NSW or Qld. and my purpose here is to make Australian articles usable and a lot more other things that you might find me doing. I prefer they/them pronouns but I don't mind if you say he/him pronouns to refer to me.

Outside of Australia, the most place where I've travelled extensively to is Santa Barbara in California, which also explains my love of US politics.

Apart from travelling, my other favourite interest is music and history.

My work on Wikivoyage

On the English Wikivoyage, I mainly work on Australian and New Caledonian articles and to a lesser extent, articles on the US, where I have most extensively visited outside Australia as well as South East Asia. My main goal is to get every single Australian and New Caledonian article to usable, and then maybe the US. I also work a lot on templates, which is one of my passions. If you need any help with articles or templates, I'll be sure to help out to the best of what I can.

I also make .json lines (line markers) for itineraries as well, and can do one upon request. Although I probably wouldn't be doing it without, a useful tool to get a line marker.

You can also find me on the French Wikivoyage as well, where my goal is to create an article for every important tourist spot in East Coast Australia, as I am the only Australian contributor on fr.

I'm available on other WMF sites too, such as meta and commons, and from time to time, Nauru, and Simple English Wikipedia as well as the English Wikibooks.

Not to forget, I also have a GitHub page.

If any help with map lines, templates or Australian destinations is needed, feel free to pop in my talk or ping me. I'll do my best to help.


This section is about me being a Docent. If your looking for some information, this is the section

To ask information, just simply leave a message on my talk page by clicking the button below!

If you want me to email you, then yes, I can, however, to email me, you'll need to be autoconfirmed (have at least had your account for 4 days).

See the below section for my particular section of expertise, mainly Australian articles.

Articles and Pages

Wikivoyage Pages: Wikivoyage:Barncompasses, Wikivoyage:Nigeria café and its subpages, Wikivoyage:Kosovo and Albania café, Wikivoyage:Event articles, Wikivoyage:Event article status

City and City districts in Australia: Brewarrina, Innamincka, Parkes, Lucknow, Horsham, Keith, Stanwell Park, Bedourie, Lyndhurst, Mallacoota, Ouse, Carlton, Tibooburra, La Perouse, Foster, Glen Innes, Thredbo, La Perouse, Kurnell, Kiama

City and city districts outside Australia: Auki, Lauwaki, Żejtun, Le Mont-Dore

Parks: Sydney Harbour National Park, Point Nepean National Park, Dharawal National Park, Dorrigo National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area, Malabar Headland National Park, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Dharug National Park, Hunter Wetlands National Park

Itineraries: Tourist Drive 33, Overland travel between Melbourne and Adelaide, Tourist Drive 30, Grand Pacific Drive, Strzelecki Track, Alpine Way

Phrasebooks: Nauruan phrasebook, Tiwi phrasebook

Travel topics: Using Sydney's public transport, Ned Kelly tourism, RFDS tourism, New South Wales National Parks, Driving in New Caledonia, Fossil sites and museums in Australia, Kanak culture in New Caledonia, Astrotourism in Australia, Great Artesian Basin

Region articles: Sapphire Coast, Central Highlands (Tasmania)

Map lines: E8 through Finland and Norway, Tourist Drive 33, Oxley Highway, Quebec Route 389 and Oodnadatta Track. Interstate 5 will be up next

Articles I want to make

This section was inspired by User:LivelyRatification and User:Ground Zero and to say, I have to give them credits
The templates used here are by User: and to say, that deserves a shoutout

Want to go

Here are just a couple of places that I would like to visit someday:

A days trip or a night stay

  • Cotton Candy Caves
  • Secret Waterfall (Woy Woy)
  • Glow Worm Canyon
  • The Secret Cave, Kurnell
  • Dry Canyon.
  • Red Hands Cave

Further out

  • Brewarrina
  • Cobar
  • Moree and Narrabri
  • Goondiwindi
  • Tamworth


  • Uluru (yes, having been to the Territory multiple times, I still haven't been to the Red Centre yet)
  • Ochre Pits
  • Coober Pedy
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Purnululu National Park (would be my first time going to WA if I go here)
  • Adelaide River and Coomalie Creek
  • Aurora Australis, Tasmania (would be my first time going to TAS if I go here)
  • Margaret River


  • Machu Picchu
  • Yellowstone
  • Christ the redeemer
  • Angkor Wat
  • and a lot more.

Thoughts on editing

As an editor, I enjoy:

  • writing in lively style about places I know or interesting Aussie places and parks.
  • writing article leads
  • adding listings (except coordinates)
  • contributing to history, infrastructure and aviation-related articles and sections.
  • welcoming new users to Wikivoyage and Wikipedia.
  • dealing with problematic edits (yes, it's one of my strengths and you can see this at enwiki)
  • writing about big sculptures (Australia's big things)
  • adding funny name places (e.g. The edge of the world, the other side of the moon, eggs and bacon bay, nowhere else and penguin)

I think the following aspects of editing are tedious but necessary:

  • adding coordinates (seriously)
  • anything to do with impossible-to-remember but useful templates
  • tables - I prefer the damn visual editor for this
  • adding colour to text
  • reverting Telstra's (Brendan John Williams) good faith edits
  • dealing with GRP and other vandals/spambots

Things you won't find me doing:

  • Making a static map - I'm using a loan laptop to edit Wikivoyage so I can't download ink-space as well as it sounds tedious to do
  • Working on anything related to North America or Europe - we have a large number of fine North American and European editors who are brilliant at what they do, so a destination article for just about anywhere else in the world is much more in need of my time.
  • Working on Western Australian or Tasmanian articles - I've never been to these states so I don't know what's the trend there - I have however, started to work on the latter with the help of User:JTdale

This section was inspired by User:ThunderingTyphoons! and to say, I have to give him credit

My records

My records Place
Southernmost Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Southern tip of Victoria (Wilsons Promontory)
Northernmost Flag of Norway.svg Tromsø
Easternmost Flag of Kiribati.svg via air
Westernmost Flag of Kiribati.svg via air
Closest ever to a bushfire 30m next to the Wollemi National Park bushfires in 2019-20, which had consumed about 512,612 ha of bushland.
Longest flight SYD IATA - OSL IATA (21.5 hours)
Closest to equator (northern hemisphere and overall) Singapore Singapore (≈1°)
Closest to equator (southern hemisphere) the Northern Territory Darwin (≈-11°)
Highest point in altitude Australia New South Wales Mt. Kosciuszko (2228m)
Lowest point in altitude United States California Death Valley (-87m)
Longest train ride Sydney - Newcastle (2 hours)
Longest bus ride Cairns - Townsville (6 hours)
Longest journey by bike Sydney - Parramatta (60+ kilometers)
Longest trail by foot [Unknown trail] (33km, 1 day) or [trail hidden - due to its restricted access] (18km, 3 days)
Longest distance on an unpaved track 143km (Mungo National Park)

This section was inspired by User:ThunderingTyphoons! (which was robbed off User:Andrewssi2) and to say, I have to give him credit

Useful Links

This includes cross wiki as well.


We as humans, often fail to be grateful for others, and from what I can see, there's very little giving of Barncompasses compared to the English Wikipedia. So I decided to be creative and create custom barncompass templates, and one for each country. It's still a work in progress, but I hope to do all 200 ish countries. See a list of all my barncompasses at User:SHB2000/List of Barncompasses.

Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
For your general contributions to Wikivoyage, and specifically for your work on Australia articles. We're glad you're here, mate. Ground Zero (talk) 12:39, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Sydney Opera House, botanic gardens 1.jpg The Aussie Wikivoyage Barncompass
Thanks for your great work on improving Australian travel pages, especially driving articles. Hope Tourist Drive 33 gets star status soon! --LivelyRatification (talk) 02:58, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Sydney Opera House, botanic gardens 1.jpg The Aussie Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Aussie articles on Wikivoyage. -- 11:46, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
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Thanks for helping sweep old conversations off to relevant talk pages. Like housework, it's often best to do a little every day or every week, but we'd let the page get out of hand. Thanks for helping with the "spring cleaning". WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:38, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
I recently pasted 500 edits and would like to give you this Barncompass to thank you for helping me learn how to edit this site and for always quickly responding to my questions on your talk page. --Tai123.123 (talk) 04:39, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

This section was inspired by a number of users, and to say, I have to give them credit.

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