The Ross Edmonds Cabinet Card Collection

These images are scans of a collection of cabinet cards (also known as post cards) from Ross Edmonds of Newcastle, New South Wales. The collection was loaned to Cultural Collections for digitisation in September 2019. We thank Ross Edmonds for allowing us to share his collection with the wider community. The post card collection contains … More The Ross Edmonds Cabinet Card Collection

The George Thomas Rowland Collection

These images are scans of glass negatives and magic lantern slides of George Thomas Rowland (1887-1972) from Merewether, New South Wales. This Collection contains some of the strangest assortment of photographs, illustrations, advertisements and mystery shots we have ever seen. The image above appears to depict a floating ghostly child hovering above an old man … More The George Thomas Rowland Collection

The Pettigrew Magic Lantern Slides

The Pettigrew Collection is available and freely accessible here: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/99972 These images are scans of a collection of glass plate negatives and magic lantern hand coloured slides which were believed to have belonged to William Pettigrew who worked as projectionist at Wallsend during the first half of the 20th Century. The collection was kindly donated … More The Pettigrew Magic Lantern Slides

The “Red Books” of Dr Ben Champion Accessible At Last

Thanks to a donation from the family of the late Dr Ben Champion to the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund, the complete Hunter Valley Registers spanning 1843 to 1905 have now been digitised and available on the Living Histories @ UON digital platform. The complete set are available here for free access: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/99575 The digitisation … More The “Red Books” of Dr Ben Champion Accessible At Last

The Legacy of the Scott Sisters – Natural History Illustration at the UON

    Women and Tertiary Education in the Hunter Region Their names were Harriet (1830-1907) and Helena (1832-1910) Scott, artists and naturalists, who were educated and worked on Ash Island (now part of Kooragang Island) documenting Australian plants, animals and insects, under the scientific guidance of their father; entomologist and entrepreneur Alexander Walker Scott (1800-1883). … More The Legacy of the Scott Sisters – Natural History Illustration at the UON

Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

Wallsend medical and health history is being kept alive through a newly curated display of objects and memorabilia from the former Wallsend Hospital Museum. This was in collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and the Andrew Nash Clinic. We acknowledge and congratulate Ashlea Oliver on her curatorial work as a final year Bachelor … More Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

GLAM to the power of “x”: The Future of Memory

GLAM to the power of “x”: The Future of Memory By Gionni Di Gravio [This presentation originally debuted as an address at the annual Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies ADFAS Lecture held on Remembrance Day, Monday 11 November 2019, Hunter Theatre, Hunter School of the Performing Arts Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW. A shorter version … More GLAM to the power of “x”: The Future of Memory

Hunter Living Histories Draft 2019 Report

Please find attached Hunter Living Histories 2019 report (to 2/12/2019) displaying the highlights of activities and impacts of the UON’s Cultural Collections/GLAMx Lab in association with the Hunter Living Histories. This presentation was delivered at yesterday’s meeting (2 December 2019), the last meeting of the year and attended by the Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery … More Hunter Living Histories Draft 2019 Report

Bikinis or Coal Jetties on Stockton Beach? An Alternate Vision from 1911

The three Newcastle plans below form part of a collection of twenty one (21) plans held at the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections that originally accompanied the 1911 Royal Commission as to the Decentralisation in Railway Transit, see: https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/38817720?q&versionId=51544349 and https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234152383/view Unfortunately only the front cover of the report held at the National Library of … More Bikinis or Coal Jetties on Stockton Beach? An Alternate Vision from 1911

Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

You are welcome to visit the “150th Anniversary of the Newcastle Eight Hour Day” Exhibition and Library until Friday 6 December, 2019. WHERE: 406\408 King Street, Newcastle. Hunter Unions Building level 2 WHEN: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, until 6 December. The Eight Hour Committee was the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council (Hunter Workers). By Rod Noble The … More Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary