Actor Who Played Macbeth Identified The following selection of photographs were taken in the early 1960s and part of the much larger Hannan Photographic archive held in the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections since 2014 and have been identified by Career-Ready Placement (WIL) student undertaking GLAM sector experience at the Auchmuty Library’s GLAMx Lab. University … More Who Played Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Tighes Hill (N.S.W.) in 1961?
The Stories of our Town Film Project is back doing what they do best; capturing the history of Newcastle as told by the people who lived it. Building on Success Over the last four years, Stories of Our Town have created 19 original films about the Hunter region. Five of the longer films have been … More Stories of Our Town (Series Two) in Production
An Amazing Photographer of Light and Shadow Look into the penetrating eyes of Ralph Snowball. What an amazing photographer and legacy. An photographic artist who recorded the living peoples places and events in a dance of light and shadow. Inspirations We were recently visited by a beautiful couple whose surname was “Love” and wished to … More The Space Time Expanse of the Ralph Snowball Archive
‘What The Land Had To Say’ Reese North is a poet, historian and gardener. He was born in New Lambton, Newcastle, and from the age of 23, through his travels, became connected, attached and inspired by Aboriginal people, their lives and culture under colonisation. The poems reflect his journey which began with his involvement with … More “What The Land Had To Say” by Reese North (Newcastle Launch)
The author of a travel diary penned in 1855, and held in the University of Newcastle’s Archives for almost half a century has finally been uncovered by a work-integrated-learning student undertaking archival and digitisation duties in the Auchmuty Library’s GLAMx Laboratory. University of Newcastle Bachelor of Arts student, Leah Madigan, began her work integrated learning … More Who Penned the 1855 Travel Diary Aboard The Joshua?
https://youtu.be/clxG_sY5wko?si=cX6oCLaoxbEbC79a Hunter Living Histories Showcase “Collections and Archives in Creative Writing and Women’s History” Monday 6 November 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm) WHERE: via (ZOOM or in Room L326, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle. (Type Room no. into ONLINE MAP) WHEN – Monday 6 Nov 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm) VIEW HERE : ‘EARLY VISIONS Women Artists of Newcastle and the … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – November 2023 – Collections and Archives in Creative Writing and Women’s History
A Foreword by Isabel Whittle As part of my responsibilities as the 2023 Vera Deacon Intern, I have been working closely with the Special Collections team on a range of projects to gain experience within the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) Industry. One of these projects involved working with the Special Collections archivist, Gionni di … More Elma Gibbs (1904-1973)
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Wollotuka Wollotuka means “eating and meeting place” and is the name of the strategic and operational body that co-ordinates all indigenous activities at the University of Newcastle (Australia). This timeline of archival resources has been … More The Birth of the Wollotuka Aboriginal Institute: A Timeline
On the eve of the Newcastle Premiere of Little Richard: I Am Everything at the Regal Cinema in Birmingham Gardens, here is a timeline of events and eye witness accounts relating to Richard’s famous epiphany in the middle of Newcastle Harbour when he threw his jewellery off the Stockton Punt. Sincere thanks to Rock ’n’ … More Little Richard in Australia Throwing His Rings and Jewellery Off The Stockton Punt Into Newcastle Harbour 11 October 1957 – A Timeline of Events
Hunter Living Histories Showcase “Return to Yallarwah” Monday 9 October 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm) This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. WHEN – Monday 9 October 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm) Presentation 1: 5oth Anniversary of Biology at the University of Newcastle with Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts AM. (10 mins) VIEW HERE … More “Return to Yallarwah” Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 9 October 2023 All Welcome