Ronald Prior Baines R.A.A.F. Prisoner of War Diary

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 Diary and related items. DOWNLOAD RONALD BAINES DIARY https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/110514   Flight-Lieutenant Ronald Prior Baines was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III camp for a … More Ronald Prior Baines R.A.A.F. Prisoner of War Diary

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

TIMELINE can also be VIEWED HERE  1800 – 1820 Ourimbah is Established – Pre University days- 1800s Establishment of the township of Ourimbah. The name of Ourimbah was universally adopted for the School, Post Office, Railway and Township in the late 1800s, as well as for Ourimbah Creek that skirts the north of the town. Note that … 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

Stories of Our Town “Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge” Released

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. We are delighted to announce the public release of the next episode in the Stories of Our Town series:  Lycett and Wallis:  Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge. The film concentrates on the beautiful and highly informative … More Stories of Our Town “Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge” Released

Dr Vera Deacon OAM – The Islanders Chats with Vera Deacon (2021)

The Islanders: Chats with Vera Deacon is an 11 minute film funded by the City of Newcastle Libraries for use in its storytelling visualisations in its newly established Digital Library , and a companion to the Stories of Our Town Documentary series currently in production. It was released on 1 May 2021. It is based … More Dr Vera Deacon OAM – The Islanders Chats with Vera Deacon (2021)

From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising discoveries in the Copley Archive

    This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising material in the Copley Archive By Associate Professor Kate Senior, School of Humanities and Social Science In late 2020, I made a surprising discovery; in a file marked … More From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising discoveries in the Copley Archive

Queer Newcastle in the ’50s to ’80s – Your experience counts

WE NEED YOUR STORIES Researchers at the University of Newcastle are seeking to uncover some of the hidden histories of relations between members of the LGBTQ+ community and police between 1950 and 1980. The research, funded by the local Copley Bequest, aims to consolidate knowledge and understanding of police-queer community relations in Newcastle and share … More Queer Newcastle in the ’50s to ’80s – Your experience counts

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1908-1956) Part 2

The Donation of the Hunter Valley Meteorological Journals to the UON On the 3 May 2016, during a site visit to the former residence of the Hunter Valley Research Foundation on the banks of Throsby Creek,  three sets of Hunter Valley meteorological journals dating from 1843-1907 were donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1908-1956) Part 2