Coal River Precinct seeks National Heritage Listing

  The following newspaper article Coal River’s Heritage seeks National Heritage Listing by Michael McGowan  was published in the Newcastle Herald 20 February 2017. The Coal River precinct is already on the State Heritage Register and this current revised nomination is yet another attempt to have the area nationally recognised. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE We are the … More Coal River Precinct seeks National Heritage Listing

The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student). When I met with Ann Hardy and Gionni  di Gravio from the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections to discuss projects for HUMA3003 – Arts Practicum I mentioned my interest in pursuing environmental history once I had completed my studies. Ann and Gionni suggested I undertake a literature … More The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

Newcastle Stories : U3A

In 2016 a group of Novocastrians came together in a Newcastle University of the Third Age (U3A) course called “Newcastle Stories” to research and write diverse and engaging stories about Newcastle. We thank the authors and  Griff Foley (Course Tutor) for sharing this project, it makes a valuable contribution to historical knowledge of Newcastle and the Hunter Region. … More Newcastle Stories : U3A

Coal River Precinct National Nomination (revised 2017)

A revised ‘Coal River Precinct’ National Nomination was submitted today by the UON’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative after the Minister for the Environment and Energy called for nominations for the assessment period 2017-18. Nominations have been submitted to have ‘Coal River’ nationally recognised since 2007.  The nomination contains substantial historical evidence required to prove that the … More Coal River Precinct National Nomination (revised 2017)

The Southon Family of Builders

The Southon Family of Builders: Biographical Notes, Photographs and Newspaper articles. Transcribed and Compiled by Denise Porter (7.2MB PDF File) FREE DOWNLOAD Denise Porter has transcribed and compiled information relating to the Southon Family of builders, responsible for the construction of a number of notable buildings across the Hunter Region and beyond. She has decided … More The Southon Family of Builders

Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

  Supercars Australia, Destination NSW and Newcastle City Council have announced the final circuit for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 car race scheduled for 24-26 November 2017. The flyover can be viewed directly here: http://www.supercars.com/videos/championship/coates-hire-newcastle-500-circuit-flyover/ The approx 2.6 km Newcastle Circuit, promising to be up there with the best in the world, and as scenic … More Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct