RECENTLY the Herald ran a couple of stories about Wikipedia and one of their volunteers who will not allow ‘‘his’’ Stockton beach information to be edited (‘‘Taking myth to the Max’’ Herald 7/12/13).
If no record can be found concerning the origins of Tin City before the 1970s then should its ‘‘history’’ not be considered a myth?
The wreck of the Sygna you see today is the result of the withdrawal of union labour on the two occasions that the stern section was refloated and then had to be resunk while the union demanded more pay.
Nature put the Sygna on the beach but history shows the unions sank it twice.
Wikipedia itself lists the filming locations for Mad Max as Silverton but look up Stockton beach in Wikipedia and the author will state Stockton beach.
Try and include any of the above as part of Wikipedia and your computer will more than Iikely be banned due to, I quote, ‘‘an act of vandalism and sock puppetry’’.
Submit the edit on a library or school computer and that computer may be banned along with the public’s right to contribute to other subjects within Wikipedia.
History cannot be taken on face value, it has a soul that needs to be free.