Vale Richard Belfield (1937-2021) “Humble Messenger” of Grandfather Algernon and his Scientific Legacy

“I’m but the humble messenger. I charge this group to neither squander, or misuse this information for either political or personal gain. I crave it be solely studied and understood for the betterment of the future for enquiring and more enlightened menkind. It would be truly wonderful if these documents contribute to unravelling just some … More Vale Richard Belfield (1937-2021) “Humble Messenger” of Grandfather Algernon and his Scientific Legacy

From the Ground up: University of Newcastle’s photographic collection, the case of Rodoni Glass Plates

By Dr. Amir Moghdam Since commencing my work in the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections, I have systematically worked, in collaboration with a bigger team, on developing the university’s photographic collection. My aim in focusing on photographs was to provide library users with first-hand primary sources. However, in preserving the photographic history of the region, … More From the Ground up: University of Newcastle’s photographic collection, the case of Rodoni Glass Plates

Fortress Newcastle Project Update

Here is a summary of all Fortress Newcastle Project activities from 2020 to 2021 to keep everyone in the loop. Origin of “Fortress Newcastle” “Newcastle Fortress” is the description used by the Australian Government for its defence installations and operations established to protect Newcastle from enemy attack during World War II. Australia protected only two sites … More Fortress Newcastle Project Update

A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley is a four part video series presenting Wonnarua People’s stories relating to the Ravensworth Homestead and its use as a staging post for atrocities against the First Nations people … More A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead

History Week 2021 online event

Special Collections ‘From the Ground up’ : exploring regional heritage collections    Join us for History Week 2021 where the University Library’s Special Collection team will share some of their favourite items from the university’s archives and collections. The University Library is the home of the historical and cultural memory of the University of Newcastle (Australia) and its … More History Week 2021 online event

Super digitisers save four decades of Hunter regional news television from oblivion

A selection of digitised resources from the NBN Television Archive are available to VIEW HERE on Living Histories A crack team of super volunteer audio visual digitisers from the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab in the Auchmuty Library have managed to safeguard approximately four decades of local Hunter Regional news stories and programmes dating the … More Super digitisers save four decades of Hunter regional news television from oblivion

Tips & Techniques for Dating Historical Photographs

Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) in association with WEA Sydney Workshop: Tips and Techniques for Dating Historic Photographs 25 August 2021 11:00 AM – 1PM Presenter: Mr Gionni Di Gravio, OAM Archivist, Special Collections, Auchmuty Library University of Newcastle (Australia) DOWNLOAD Handout – Tips and Techniques for Dating Historic Photographs-GDG   Introduction and Acknowledgement of … More Tips & Techniques for Dating Historical Photographs

“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