Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)

We are pleased to advise that historic Segenhoe Flats (c1937) at 50 Wolfe St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2038) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people The building is early Inter War Art Deco building, designed by Emil Sodersten, one of Australia’s first … More Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)

77 Squadron Notes and Stories by Kenneth F. Wilkinson

  KENNETH  F.  WILKINSON 431527   77  SQUADRON  NOTES by Ken Wilkinson Five raw N.C.O. Pilots joined the squadron at Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea in September 1944 where the squadron had moved to from Manus Island. We were introduced to other pilots, including Peter Hooks, who lived 200 metres from me, was  in same form … More 77 Squadron Notes and Stories by Kenneth F. Wilkinson

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva” Project – Florence Austral (1892-1968) was a world renowned singer and performed in Opera Houses around the world during the early 20th century. She taught singing at the Newcastle Conservatorium (now part of UON) from 1954 until 1959. UON Library and City of Newcastle’s Community and Cultural Advisory Committee … More “Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”

Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)

We are pleased to advise that historic Toll Cottage (formerly Rose Cottage) 51 Bolton St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2032) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people After so many years and so much analysis, research and negotiation to have Toll Cottage acknowledged, … More Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)

Swift to Destroy An Illustrated History of the 77 Squadron RAAF (Williamtown) 1942-2012

Download as FREE eBOOK SWIFT YO DESTROY – An Illustrated History of 77 Squadron RAAF 1942-2012 [34.9MB PDF file]   Welcome to the first in a series of posts under the working title of the Fighter Command Podcast Project. In cooperation with the Fighter Squadrons Branch of the Air Force Association we will be assembling … More Swift to Destroy An Illustrated History of the 77 Squadron RAAF (Williamtown) 1942-2012

Interview with Ian McHutchinson Sim (2019)

  Oral History Interviews with Ian McHutchinson Sim conducted on the 14 October 2019 & 28 November 2019 By Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, University of Newcastle (Australia) With questions and commentary from Mr Garry Jones, Dr Greg Blyton and Uncle Bill Smith Background research by Mr. Leigh Budden Recorded in the GLAMx Lab, Cultural Collctions, … More Interview with Ian McHutchinson Sim (2019)

“Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – Scott Sister’s of Ash Island

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com This week Tony and I were all over the place working on 3 films at once. We filmed drones on Ash Island, interviewed an Aboriginal Linguist in Lake Munmorah, a Heritage Architect at Toronto as well as a full afternoon at the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries at … More “Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – Scott Sister’s of Ash Island

Aboriginal Spirit beings – MULLUNGBULA – Two Rock Women

MULLUNGBULA Two Rock Women (or the Two Sisters)   This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Mullungbula is the name of a location on the northern extremity of the eastern side of Lake Macquarie where two upright conglomerate rocks could be found. The … More Aboriginal Spirit beings – MULLUNGBULA – Two Rock Women

Aboriginal Spirit Beings – WAUWARAN – home of the Monster WAUWAI

WAUWARAN – home of the Monster WAUWAI This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Wauwai is described as a monster fish, much larger than a shark, that inhabits Wauwaran; a fresh water hole in the vicinity of Lake Macquarie, believed by the Aboriginal … More Aboriginal Spirit Beings – WAUWARAN – home of the Monster WAUWAI

Aboriginal Spirit Beings – KOYOROWEN (Wild Man of the Woods) and Wife KURRIWILBAN

KOYOROWEN (or TUNUBUARNG) Wild Man of the Woods and wife, KURRIWILBAN   This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   Tunubuarng (Koyorowen) is described as a demonic being in the form of a wild man with wonderful powers, that makes a loud noise … More Aboriginal Spirit Beings – KOYOROWEN (Wild Man of the Woods) and Wife KURRIWILBAN