Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

The Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project was launched at the Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street, Newcastle on Tuesday 13 November 2018.  Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the UON’s IT Innovation Team were in involved in creating the VR experience, along with UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio and others in the community. Hunter Living Histories … More Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

“The Future Past” – UON Archivist

Article about UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio is also available on-line “Breaking Bread : The Future Past.” Newcastle Herald. By Scott Bevan. Gionni Di Gravio is a professional archivist, and is University Archivist at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Chair of the Hunter Living Histories (formerly Coal River Working Party) and former Councillor on the Australian … More “The Future Past” – UON Archivist

COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE

CASE 14: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE Thomas Batterham cursed the growling stray dog circling his sulky and nipping at his horse’s heels. The dog had been attacking cyclists and startling horses for weeks around the Lookout on the new Cardiff-New Lambton Road. It was around 3:30 pm and Batterham was hurrying to … More COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE

The Knaggs Plan Series of the Port of Newcastle (Australia) 1880-1895

The Knaggs Plans of the Port of Newcastle are a series of plans published as part of the The Newcastle nautical almanac, directory and guide to the Port of Newcastle. (Newcastle, N.S.W. : R.C. Knaggs & Co.) from surveys conducted of the harbour. We have been able to locate a selection of those published from 1880 … More The Knaggs Plan Series of the Port of Newcastle (Australia) 1880-1895

Important Moments in Newcastle History

A History Survey (Sept-Oct 2018) co-ordinated by Brendan Josevski for UON Cultural Collections found that the following themes associated with Newcastle were mentioned frequently by participants in the survey. General/Convict History Convict Lumberyard Royal Newcastle Hospital Newcastle Earthquake Newcastle Post Office Star Hotel Riot This post provides a general historical overview of these themes. For … More Important Moments in Newcastle History

Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

Dr JOHN TURNER 17/10/1933 – 10/7/1998 (Originally published in Phanfare, Magazine of the Professional Historians Association NSW Inc, August 1998) The death of John Turner on 10 July 1998 deprived the Newcastle community of the man who, more than anyone else, raised our awareness of the city’s rich history. Many academics work hard, often unsuccessfully, … More Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?

The following is a general overview of an on-line survey investigating people’s perceptions of Newcastle’s history. The project was undertaken by UON Cultural Collections team and co-ordinated by UON student Brendan Josevski in the GLAMx Lab as part of an 80-hr social science placement. A simple 14 question survey was formulated and conducted asking the general … More Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?

The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)

A digital copy of an 8mm film shot of the Maitland Floods from the air has been donated to the Archives of the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library. The archival film was shot by the late JEFFREY ALLEN BURNS (1929-2013) in February 1955, and was donated by his daughter, Jenna Reed … More The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)