Emeritus Professor Ronald Godfrey Tanner & Collected Papers

Composed By Peter Vincent Langton, University of Newcastle (Student, Bachelor of Arts)   Ronald Godfrey Tanner was born on the 24th of September, 1927, in Brisbane Queensland, Australia. He was an only child and very little is known about his parents. Godfrey’s education began with his attendance at Melbourne Grammar throughout the war years, before … More Emeritus Professor Ronald Godfrey Tanner & Collected Papers

Two Roses: Two Radical Hunter Valley Women: Rose Selwyn and Rose Scott

Two Roses: Two Radical Hunter Valley Women: Rose Selwyn and Rose Scott Edited version of talk and slide show given by Jude Conway The Newcastle Family History Society, 7 June 2016 In 1973 C. E. Smith, the Newcastle City librarian and president of the Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society, wrote that Rose Scott was … More Two Roses: Two Radical Hunter Valley Women: Rose Selwyn and Rose Scott

Aboriginal Heritage of Mount Yengo and the Wollombi Valley

HERITAGE OF THE WOLLOMBI (2009) In 2009 a community gathering and public lecture event was organised by Garry Jones and the Wollombi Valley Arts Council Inc., to raise awareness in the local community about the importance of Aboriginal heritage and culture and why it needs to be protected, safeguarded, researched and cherished. A video recording … More Aboriginal Heritage of Mount Yengo and the Wollombi Valley

Landcare Australia: Newcastle Foreshore Landscape and Urban Design Competition – 1982

“This competition for Newcastle is to produce a design in harmony with the opportunities and constraints upon the site; realistic and capable of implementation by the Council; enriching to the urban fabric of the city in contemporary terms yet recapturing the flavour of Newcastle’s illustrious past.”    

Birdwood Park: A Report on the Proposed Construction of State Highway 10A Through Birdwood Park, Newcastle: 1971

This report is concerned with the proposed construction of a highway (state highway 10A) through Birdwood Park, Newcastle. It supplements an earlier report published by the Norther Parks and Playgrounds movement (The King Street Highway: State Highway 10A: A Preliminary Report, 1968) This report attempts to emphasise that the construction of a highway through Birdwood … More Birdwood Park: A Report on the Proposed Construction of State Highway 10A Through Birdwood Park, Newcastle: 1971

Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland!

A leaflet containing information regarding the conservation of Newcastle Bight, as composed by the Newcastle Bight Coalition. It proposed the establishment of a Coastal Park in order to preserve the area. The Newcastle Bight Coastal Park Coalition was formed in June 1993 as a coalition of interested groups and individuals for recognition and preservation of … More Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland!