Hunter Living Histories Showcase – August 2022

  PROGRAM Guest : Dr Paula Jane Byrne – ‘The Rusden family and things’.  (also see “Clothing, Emotion and Consumption in Colonial NSW”) – WATCH HERE ‘This project is concerned with women and intellectual life in New South Wales from 1830 – 1880 and is part of a broader concern with cultures of colonization. Ann Rusden … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – August 2022

Fortress Newcastle Project – Final Report

Fortress Newcastle – Final Report To everyone who assisted with executing the Fortress Newcastle Project, This is our final Fortress Newcastle Project report. A very pleasant luncheon and harbour cruise aboard William The Fourth was a fitting celebration of our successful exhibition at Fort Scratchley. See photograph above.   The Exhibition The exhibition is now … More Fortress Newcastle Project – Final Report

Celebrating NAIDOC – Rare Aboriginal Flag footage (1981)

  NAIDOC Week 2022 is celebrated across the country and this years theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Special Collections at the University Library is celebrating NAIDOC week by sharing rare footage of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag above Newcastle City Hall on 10 July 1981. Ceremony Civic Park 1981 This … More Celebrating NAIDOC – Rare Aboriginal Flag footage (1981)

Hunter Living Histories Showcase July 2022

  PROGRAM Guest :  Professor Hugh Craig – Time-Layered Map Cultural Map of Australia (TLC map) (15mins+5min questions) Guest : Roslyn Kerr – ‘Further aspects on Aboriginal use of Nobbys Tuff for making stone tools’. Also Listen to Geological History: Interview about the formation of Nobbys-Whibayganba  (10mins+5min questions) Latest Updates from Hunter Regional Groups  Stories … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase July 2022

Australian Environmental History – Don Morris Walk

Environmental History & Heritage At the June 2022 Hunter Living Histories showcase Associate Professor Nancy Cushing spoke about the HIST2065 ‘Australian Environmental History’ course and assignment specifically on the heritage of the University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus. Many of the students during Semester 1, 2022 reached out to Special Collection to find relevant resources related … More Australian Environmental History – Don Morris Walk

Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

ALL WELCOME You are invited to a special FREE NAIDOC week screening of Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space, the 17th and latest in the Stories of Our Town Film Series and the follow up to Fortress Newcastle. THE FILM Two years in the making, Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space tells the story of … More Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

Hunter Living Histories Showcase June 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Monday 6 June, 1pm – 2.30pm     PROGRAM DON MORRIS WALK Guest :  Associate Prof Nancy Cushing & Adelaide Dufty (UON student) – Campus Study assignment (HIST2065) Australian Environmental History on the Don Morris Walk. WATCH HERE QUEER NEWCASTLE RESEARCH Guest : Dr Justin Ellis – “The Pub With No … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase June 2022

How to conduct an Oral History Interview

This Oral History Interview Guide is a resource for community researchers interested in recording Oral Histories (audio/video). The Guide is also downloadable HERE The Project was inspired by a similar program undertaken by the University of Newcastle that was part of the Open Foundation Course (1986-1989) – known as the Margaret Henry Oral History Archive … More How to conduct an Oral History Interview

Stories of Our Town Film Series Receives National Trust Heritage Accolade

The Stories of Our Town films received a wonderful accolade from the National Trust. At the 2022 Heritage Awards they received a “Highly Commended” acknowledgment for their services to Education and Interpretation. The Nomination The University of Newcastle Library nominated Chit Chat von Loopin Stab and Tony Whittaker, the creators of the Stories of Our … More Stories of Our Town Film Series Receives National Trust Heritage Accolade

Fortress Newcastle Exhibition and Films: A Great Success

The Fortress Newcastle Exhibition Launch The Newcastle Fortress Exhibition was officially launched on Friday 22 April 2022. It was an extraordinarily friendly and successful event, thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, Dr Peter Hobbins, Head of Knowledge at the Australian Maritime Museum, for his expert leadership of the ceremony. To Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon … More Fortress Newcastle Exhibition and Films: A Great Success