HST251

Project Overview(Final draft)

Overview:

The website Invisible Australian is written by the historian, editor, and writer Dr. Kate Bagnall, who mainly focuses on Chinese migrations in Australian history, and the digital historian Dr. Tim Sherrat. This website mainly talks about how the Asian people have contributed to Australian history, but they never have been mentioned in history. The historians collected the images from the online library in Australia. It provides the pictures of Asian people, when the reader clicks on the pictures, it will show pictures of Asian people’s official documents. This project was last posted by June 2013, and the resources are post by Invisible Australians Zotero Library.(The online library resource) The purpose of this project is that Australia has been dominated by Europeans for many years, and other races have difficulty speaking for themselves. This is a website that was made to let people know more about Asian people in Australia, and the author of this project wants people from different races to know more about each other. This site shows Asian migration is also part of Australian history.

Narrative:

The site is for everyone who is interested in Australian or Asian migration history. The website gives us the faces of different Asian people; you just click on the pictures and then you can get the information of the Asian people. It only has a “home” button and an “about” button. It gives me more information when I click “home.” All text information comes to explain the background of why Asian migrants have been called “Invisible Australian.” Then after clicking “home,” it gives me more options “blog,” ”faces,” “contacts,” and “library.” It gives us more historical facts if we click on “blogs.” When we click on “faces,” it will go back to the face page. For the “contacts,” it gives information about the maker of this website. It also lists an email and a twitter for people who want to contact the author.

“Library” has a link to all the credits. When you click on the “about” button; it gives people a little box and talks about colored people that have been discriminated and ignored in the past years.

What is more, it links a database about Asian migration under “library,” people can get more information’s about that history if they want. If people click on the pictures that appear on the “Home” page, they can get more information. When you click on the “about” button; it gives people a little box and talks about colored people that have been discriminated and ignored in the past years.

Critique:

 

I think most of the website for this project is easy to navigate. This site uses a really cool technique. It reminds me of another short project review I did which was called “Eyes on the past”. Both of them use pictures on their home page to get people’s attention, and they all link to database for primary sources which is really good for the reader to understand more about what is going on. Since it is last edited by June 2013; it is really trustful and newly updated. Although this project is cool, I think that it would be nice if they make it clear that people should click on the pictures to get more information. Instead of a longer title, they should use a shorter one to explain what they want. I feel this website should have a shorter and more formal “about” section which explains the project. Also since this website has “.org,” which means it should have an official appeal, but the home page of the website doesn’t reflect that. I wish the font on the title can be adjusted a little bit to make this website more professional, for example, capitalize the key words on the title. The content of blog is fairly information and well analyzed. It has a lot of graphs and pictures to show the historical events, but since the paragraph is very long, it requires the reader’s patience. This website should be organized by dates, or at least have shorter pages, and they also need a better combination of text and pictures. This project has pros and cons. I think the overall of this project is really good.

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