Celebrate Aboriginal Melbourne

Supported By: 
City of Melbourne
Eligibility Criteria: 
Any hack that engages the broader Melbourne community in a celebration of past and contemporary Aboriginal Melbourne.

The new Aboriginal Heritage Plan sets out to engage the broader Melbourne community in a celebration of past and contemporary Aboriginal Melbourne. Significant sites, historical and significant events, prominent people, stories, and artifacts are all to be recognised as part of the ongoing influence of Aboriginal culture on Melbourne as a City. Several data sets are available for public consumption. The challenge is how best this information can be searched, consumed, disseminated, and appreciated by the broader community (by Aboriginal and non­ Aboriginal people alike).

Eureka Melbourne

Eureka Melbourne
Team Name: 
Team Eureka Melbourne

Eureka Melbourne

For GovHack 2015 we decided to encourage Melbourne's citizens and visitors to explore all that it has to offer.
Eureka Melbourne is a web app that you can run on your mobile device or computer. It uses your location to determine if you have visited any of the several hundred points of interest we have compiled from open data.

Indigenous Population Dot Map of Australia

Team Name: 
Monash City Science

In 2011, there were 699,900 Indigenous people living in Australia, accounting for 3% of the total Australian population. Currently, there is no online interactive map showing the spatial distribution of the indigenous population in Australia at the individual level. Understanding the distribution of different population groups is a key element in the socio-economic planning and policy-making process relating to specific population groups.


Hackleberry FINN
Team Name: 
Hackleberry Finn

MyWorld.  Scaled interactive and accessible 3D visualisation of your city.  Explore in virtual reality the people, services, environment and get to know your city displayed as a scaled virtual village

MyWorld combines multiple real-world datasets and applies complexed statistical data reduction to build a 3D miniature village.  Every element is interactive and allows access to a rich world of education and government resources. 

Exploring Indigenous Culture

Indigenous flag puzzle
Team Name: 
Three Letter Names

We hope to help people explore the local indigenous culture and heritage of the places we live. Drawing from diverse sources we hope to present nearby points of interest, historical records and cultural significance allowing people to explore the sometimes invisible indigenous world around them.

The project covers the criteria for the following prizes:

Exploring what Victoria has to offer – Use at least two data sets from Victoria
Celebrate Aboriginal Melbourne – engages the broader Melbourne community in a celebration of past and contemporary Aboriginal Melbourne


Team Name: 
Team Cooee

Cooee is designed to be a visual archive of indigenous cultural and historical data.  The aim is to present to people, particularly indigenous young people, an easy means of connecting to ongoing, living cultural heritage.
We want to make indigenous storytelling, culture and history more accessible to younger generations by providing an intelligent, engaging central platform to convey information across multiple databases. 

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