Contribute to Monument Australia
Australia is a large country and continent, and the Monument Australia team have not been able to get to every part of it, so we welcome contributions to help make this website more complete in its documenting of the monuments and memorials of Australia.
We welcome anyone to contribute to this site. Individuals, community groups, organisations, and government departments.
Publication of your contributions
Contributions to the website may be reviewed by the Monument Australia administrators to determine their suitability for publication or storage on the website.
All material submitted to or stored on the website may be published or stored at Monument Australia’s discretion and may be edited or deleted without notice. Monument Australia’s decisions will be final and no discussions will be entered into.
Contributions you make to the website may be made available on the internet and can be read and used by anyone.
Keeping a copy of your contributions
You should save a back-up copy of your contribution before you submit it to Monument Australia. Once it is published on our website you will not be able to edit, copy, save or retrieve it in any way and while, where reasonably possible, we will endeavour to do so, Monument Australia may not be able to provide you with a copy of your contribution and does not take any responsibility for its loss due to server outage, technical difficulties or otherwise.
You are legally responsible for all contributions you make to the website and must ensure that your contribution :
- does not breach any law (including confidentiality, copyright or moral rights),
- to the best of your knowledge your contribution is truthful and accurate
- any contribution made by a child has been supervised by an adult
- is not obscene, offensive, racist, threatening, or harmful to any corporation, group or individual, including minors;
- is not defamatory, false or misleading or otherwise damaging to Monument Australia or other users of the website;
- does not infringe Monument Australia’s copyright or any other person or corporation's copyright or other intellectual property rights;
- is not pornographic or displays other sexual or violent images;
- does not consist of chain letters, mass mailings, junk mail or any other form of "spam";
- is not of nuisance value, inappropriate, irrelevant, vexatious or deliberately misleading or false as to its origin, authorship or otherwise.
- does not contain links or files that contain viruses or could harm the Monument Australia website
- does not contain political campaign messages or engages in any form of commercial activities, including sales, contests, pyramid schemes or advertising or other similar activities unless Monument Australia’s prior written consent has been obtained.
If you wish to contribute photographs, then please follow the following guidelines.
Taking a Monument Photograph
We have found by following the steps below you can obtain a professional image of the monument you wish to photograph. It may take a few minutes longer to take the photograph, but the extra time is worth it. What we do is :
- Check what light is falling on the subject. Look for glare visible through your viewfinder if you have one on your camera. Try to get the sun behind you as often you will find a monument is taller than you, and often you will be pointing the camera towards the sky.
- If your camera has an “auto-focus”, then use it.
- Monuments will usually have a lot of objects surrounding them which detract from the picture if you leave them in. Position yourself so that you can try and get rid of objects such as cars, street furniture, and people walking by. Overhead power lines can be a problem you can’t remove, but try anyway.
- Try to photograph the entire monument in a single image.
- After that you may find that there are interesting elements on a monument that make better images than the entire monument. Use your imagination and take closeups of the monument. We prefer to zoom with our feet rather than the zoom control on the camera.
- Take more than one photo when you have positioned, and enjoy taking the photograph.
The Photograph format
You can submit photographs either in “digital” or “paper” formats. The default “digital” format on the website is JPEG, but we can convert a TIFF file if that is the only format your digital camera can take.
If you wish to submit a “paper” photograph please get the photograph professionally printed and place it between two pieces of cardboard before mailing it to us. Please keep a copy for yourself in case there are problems with the mail delivery.
Quality settings for digital photographs
Set your digital camera quality to “High” so that the camera stores a high quality image. You should try to take a photograph that has a size of at least 2 Megapixels which is approximately 1600 x 1200 pixels.
Please don’t compress your images to a lower resolution, or adjust the any contrast, brightness or colour settings before you send them to us, as this will limit the quality of the photograph on the website.
Quality settings for paper photographs
If you wish to send a “paper” photograph, then have in printed on quality photographic paper with a “white border” , with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi or higher.
Sending us a Contribution
We prefer to have digital photographs submitted, so just email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name and address on the email so that we can acknowledge you on the website and it would be extremely helpful if you could supply details of the address of the monument, its GPS location data if it is known, and any other information and inscriptions that are relevant to it.
If you wish to send “paper” information or printed photographs, our mailing address is :-
P.O. Box 35,
Halifax, QLD 4850