“Searching for the St Michael” Sunken Hulk at Morpeth 1841

“Searching for the St Michael“.     The St Michael was a hulk, later converted to a store-ship, that sank at Morpeth, New South Wales in 1841. She arrived in Sydney from Calcutta on the 30 October 1820, with Master Henry Marsh. According to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage site: “This Ship rigged … More “Searching for the St Michael” Sunken Hulk at Morpeth 1841

Mayfield East Public School – 150th Anniversary 2008

[This post was originally published on the Cultural Collections blog site on Friday, 28 September, 2007.] Mayfield East Public School celebrates its 150th Anniversary year in 2008. To assist staff, current and former students and members of the community in those celebrations Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle has prepared … More Mayfield East Public School – 150th Anniversary 2008

Alexander Galloway (1876 – 1945) – Newcastle Composer

ABC Newcastle (Newcastle) Day Shift – 14/08/2007 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan (Originally posted Wednesday, 1 August, 2007 on UONCC WordPress) Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses the life and musical compositions of Alexander Galloway, a Novocastrian composer who penned hundreds of songs over a seven year period including A Song for Newcastle … More Alexander Galloway (1876 – 1945) – Newcastle Composer

Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes)

Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes) ABC Radio 1233 Broadcast – 19 June 2007 1.30pm Presenter: Carol Duncan Guest: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, University of Newcastle (Originally Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2007 on the UONCC WordPress site, updated July 2021) The recent devastating storms and floods and the beaching of the … More Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes)

Stories of Our Town: Architecture of Newcastle (8 Part Film Documentaries)

The next of films in the Stories of Our Town Series features the Architecture of Newcastle, especially in the vicinity of Civic Park. In coming weeks the full set of eight (8) films will be released. So stay tuned. The Stories of Our Town Project is a series of documentary films that tell Newcastle’s key … More Stories of Our Town: Architecture of Newcastle (8 Part Film Documentaries)

The Rise and Fall of the Newcomen-street Corporation Baths: Newcastle’s White Elephant

Ashleigh Duncan, Intern University of Sydney, Museum and Heritage Studies The secret pool hidden beneath City Arcade in Newcastle has been a topic of conversation that is renewed almost yearly since 2012 when Barney Langford[1] wrote an article for the ABC about the history of the site. The baths reside on Awabakal land, and while … More The Rise and Fall of the Newcomen-street Corporation Baths: Newcastle’s White Elephant

Great Escape “Diary”: Ronald Prior Baines R.A.A.F. Prisoner of War Wartime Log

Richard Baines, on behalf of his family, has kindly provided the University of Newcastle’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative permission to publish his father’s World War 2 Prisoner of War Wartime Log and related items. DOWNLOAD RONALD BAINES WARTIME LOG https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/110514 DOWNLOAD WARTIME TRAVEL 1940-1945  R.P. BAINES A 401096 RAAF (6.4MB PDF File) (Transcribed by Melinda … More Great Escape “Diary”: Ronald Prior Baines R.A.A.F. Prisoner of War Wartime Log

Life and Times of the University Of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal Nation, Darkinung Nation, Biripai Nation, Worimi Nation, Wonnarua Nation and Eora Nation.   1800 – 1820 Ourimbah is Established – Pre University days- 1800s Establishment of the township of Ourimbah. The name of Ourimbah was universally adopted for … More Life and Times of the University Of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus

The Maryland Station Weather Records 1896-1903

The Maryland Station Weather Records 1896-1903 (Part 2) (See Part 1 Maryland Station Weather Records 1868-1897)   Click here for the Maryland Station Meteorological Observing Books https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/110499   Visit to Maryland Station, 9 May 2021 by Howard Bridgman On the morning of 9 May, I visited one of our historical weather data sites, Maryland Station … More The Maryland Station Weather Records 1896-1903

Vale Dr Vera Deacon OAM

DEACON OAM Vera Frances 19.07.1926 – 17.05.2021 Passed away peacefully at The Mater Hospital, Newcastle. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Deacon; mother to Daria and Deborah; grandmother to Ben; sister to Audrey, Marcia, Phyllis, Margaret, Norman and Ronnie; partner to Malcolm Bailey. Passionate about Newcastle’s history and a committed social and environmental activist in … More Vale Dr Vera Deacon OAM