Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

Presentation Newcastle Time Ball at November Hunter Living Histories Meeting – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle) Bob Donnelly kindly loaned the following sources to Special Collections to share with the wider community. As an Engineer he worked on the reinstatement of the time Ball at Newcastle’s former Customs House in 1988. A restoration … More Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

Fraternal Societies Collection Digital Exhibition

  By Dr Amir Moghdam Conservator, University Library About the Project The University of Newcastle Library Special Collections is making its fraternal societies collection available online. The collection is named after its donor Dr Bob James. Since 2015, a small project team made up of Special Collections staff collaborating with student project officers have documented, re-housed and digitised … More Fraternal Societies Collection Digital Exhibition

Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot: A Proposal

    Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot: A Proposal For Its Conservation and Adaptive Reuse This post honours the memory of the late Dr Bernard (“Bernie”) Curran AM. Bernie, at the time of his passing, was working with the rail heritage community to establish the Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot as a Newcastle regional heritage centre. This post has … More Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot: A Proposal

Record (2020) Film Essay on growing up in regional Australia

Joanna Callaghan is an artist filmmaker and Professor of Filmmaking at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. She was born and bred in Newcastle and grew up in Singleton in the Hunter Region. Visiting Fellowship In 2017, she commenced a visiting fellowship in the School of Creative Industries at University of Newcastle. She began research … More Record (2020) Film Essay on growing up in regional Australia

Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 1 November 2021

Acknowledgement to Country The Chair delivered an acknowledgement of country. This work is conducted in memory, and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. PRESENTATIONS Newcastle Time Ball – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle) PRESENTATION HERE How to use NOVA open access repository -Jennifer Skulander (Research Liaison Librarian) PRESENTATION HERE Perkins … More Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 1 November 2021

Fortress Newcastle Film (2021)

Fortress Newcastle: Life Under Threat, the latest film in the Stories of Our Town Series, is now free to view from Remembrance Day, Thursday 11 November 2021. What was “Fortress Newcastle”? The “Newcastle Fortress” is the official term used to describe the Australian Government’s defence installations, established to protect Newcastle from enemy attack during the … More Fortress Newcastle Film (2021)

Service Tests of Modern Sub Machine Guns’ (1941) and other Historic Films on the Owen Gun (1940s)

The Owen Gun Films The extensive testing and real world service scenarios that the  Owen Sub Machine Gun  underwent to ensure it was an effective weapon are portrayed in this film.   The Owen Gun Private Evelyn Owen of Wollongong invented the Owen Sub Machine Gun prototype in July 1939. It was manufactured in the … More Service Tests of Modern Sub Machine Guns’ (1941) and other Historic Films on the Owen Gun (1940s)

Kooragang Island

Kooragang Island is the name, now given, to what was once a number of Islands that made up the Hunter River estuary. Ash Island was one of these Islands, there were many more. Local Radio ABC 1233 Local ABC Radio 1233 asked what was the difference between Ash Island and Kooragang Island? University Archivist & … More Kooragang Island