Maitland in 1861

  Plan of the Town of Maitland (East) [cartographic material] : County of Northumberland, N.S.W Sydney : Surveyor General’s Office, [1861] Scale [1:6 336]. 8 chains to an in. (E 151°34ʹ34ʺ/S 32°44’54”) 1 map ; 73 x 60 cm., on sheet 100 x 67 cm Cadastral map of East Maitland, New South Wales showing Police District boundaries, reserved … More Maitland in 1861

The Three Victorias

Trying to understand the early history of the Victoria can be very confusing and an interesting problem to untangle. The late Dr Lionel Fredman, writing in 1988, said: “There have been three theatres named the Victoria. The first, in the 1850’s, was converted from a wooden building backing onto a hotel in Watt Street, the … More The Three Victorias

Victoria Theatre – Various Plans 1921-1953

On the 6 July 2018 we undertook a trip to Kingswood Sydney to search through the Victoria Theatre related files held at the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales. We thank Wendy Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Regional Relations at SARA for locating a number of files including Board of Fire Commissioners  Inspections of … More Victoria Theatre – Various Plans 1921-1953

The Victoria Theatre Company Limited

The Victoria Theatre Company, Limited file held at the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales contains original documentation relating to the formation and directorship of the company from 1887 to 1971. We thank Wendy Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Regional Relations at SARA for locating the material. DOWNLOAD The Victoria Theatre Company Limited No.974 … More The Victoria Theatre Company Limited

Victoria Theatre UON Site Visit 9 July 2018

The University of Newcastle’s IT Innovation Team are undertaking a 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction of the Newcastle’s historic Victoria Theatre, located in Perkins Street Newcastle. This work is being conducted to support the work of Dr Gillian Arrighi, Convenor, Creative and Performing Arts, School of Creative Industries, who along with Stephanie Holm have been funded … More Victoria Theatre UON Site Visit 9 July 2018

Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

The following articles on Aboriginal Rock Art & Indigenous history of the Hunter Region, Central Coast were found in TROVE . Articles chronicle how people were writing about Indigenous heritage during the 1800s and early decades of the 1900s.  Some of the articles are quite detailed, describing Indigenous knowledge, practices and rituals. When reading articles be … More Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

Teralba Colliery Oral History Project

Out the Gate in 88: The amalgamation of Teralba and Stockton Borehole Collieries This project was co-ordinated by Deborah Waddell, Work Integrated Learning & Bach. of Arts student at the University of Newcastle CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to Teralba Colliery oral histories This collection of oral history interviews delves into the mining community of Teralba … More Teralba Colliery Oral History Project

Victoria Theatre Newcastle – 3D Reconstruction Project

  Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the University of Newcastle’s IT Innovation Team discuss the Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project that has just begun. Recorded at the Hunter Living Histories meeting July 2 2018. This work is being conducted to support the work of Dr Gillian Arrighi, Convenor, Creative and Performing Arts, in the … More Victoria Theatre Newcastle – 3D Reconstruction Project

The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

“Ritual, myth, and customs of the Australian Aborigines : a short study in comparative ethnology” by W. A. Squire (1896) (17.3MB PDF File) The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908) By Gionni Di Gravio On a Wednesday afternoon, the 22 January 1908, around 4:30pm, Thomas Grant made a gruesome discovery whilst … More The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)