St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield

The Newcastle Herald has reported that the locally heritage listed landmark of St Columban’s Church at Mayfield is scheduled for demolition, after an engineer reported that the cost of repairs would amount to $6M and heritage consultant Barney Collins has stated that the church is structurally dangerous and unable to save. The Foundation Stone for … More St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield

Aboriginal cultural attributes of the Upper Hunter Valley

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The photographs below were provided by a number of sources. The first being Brian Laut who, along with his colleague Jim Mitchell, visited and photographed a network of caves located in Pokolbin State Forest area in … More Aboriginal cultural attributes of the Upper Hunter Valley

Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

The Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project was launched at the Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street, Newcastle on Tuesday 13 November 2018.  Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the UON’s IT Innovation Team were in involved in creating the VR experience, along with UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio and others in the community. Hunter Living Histories … More Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

“The Future Past” – UON Archivist

Article about UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio is also available on-line “Breaking Bread : The Future Past.” Newcastle Herald. By Scott Bevan. Gionni Di Gravio is a professional archivist, and is University Archivist at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Chair of the Hunter Living Histories (formerly Coal River Working Party) and former Councillor on the Australian … More “The Future Past” – UON Archivist

COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE

CASE 14: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE Thomas Batterham cursed the growling stray dog circling his sulky and nipping at his horse’s heels. The dog had been attacking cyclists and startling horses for weeks around the Lookout on the new Cardiff-New Lambton Road. It was around 3:30 pm and Batterham was hurrying to … More COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE

The Knaggs Plan Series of the Port of Newcastle (Australia) 1880-1895

The Knaggs Plans of the Port of Newcastle are a series of plans published as part of the The Newcastle nautical almanac, directory and guide to the Port of Newcastle. (Newcastle, N.S.W. : R.C. Knaggs & Co.) from surveys conducted of the harbour. We have been able to locate a selection of those published from 1880 … More The Knaggs Plan Series of the Port of Newcastle (Australia) 1880-1895