Australian Environmental History – Don Morris Walk

Environmental History & Heritage At the June 2022 Hunter Living Histories showcase Associate Professor Nancy Cushing spoke about the HIST2065 ‘Australian Environmental History’ course and assignment specifically on the heritage of the University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus. Many of the students during Semester 1, 2022 reached out to Special Collection to find relevant resources related … More Australian Environmental History – Don Morris Walk

Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

ALL WELCOME You are invited to a special FREE NAIDOC week screening of Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space, the 17th and latest in the Stories of Our Town Film Series and the follow up to Fortress Newcastle. THE FILM Two years in the making, Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space tells the story of … More Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

Hunter Living Histories Showcase June 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Monday 6 June, 1pm – 2.30pm     PROGRAM DON MORRIS WALK Guest :  Associate Prof Nancy Cushing & Adelaide Dufty (UON student) – Campus Study assignment (HIST2065) Australian Environmental History on the Don Morris Walk. WATCH HERE QUEER NEWCASTLE RESEARCH Guest : Dr Justin Ellis – “The Pub With No … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase June 2022

How to conduct an Oral History Interview

This Oral History Interview Guide is a resource for community researchers interested in recording Oral Histories (audio/video). The Guide is also downloadable HERE The Project was inspired by a similar program undertaken by the University of Newcastle that was part of the Open Foundation Course (1986-1989) – known as the Margaret Henry Oral History Archive … More How to conduct an Oral History Interview

Stories of Our Town Film Series Receives National Trust Heritage Accolade

The Stories of Our Town films received a wonderful accolade from the National Trust. At the 2022 Heritage Awards they received a “Highly Commended” acknowledgment for their services to Education and Interpretation. The Nomination The University of Newcastle Library nominated Chit Chat von Loopin Stab and Tony Whittaker, the creators of the Stories of Our … More Stories of Our Town Film Series Receives National Trust Heritage Accolade

Fortress Newcastle Exhibition and Films: A Great Success

The Fortress Newcastle Exhibition Launch The Newcastle Fortress Exhibition was officially launched on Friday 22 April 2022. It was an extraordinarily friendly and successful event, thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, Dr Peter Hobbins, Head of Knowledge at the Austrtalian Maritime Museum, for his expert leadership of the ceremony. To Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon … More Fortress Newcastle Exhibition and Films: A Great Success

Margaret Henry (1934-2015) & the Social History of Medicine in Newcastle

The Fringe Histories theme for May is ‘Medical Histories’. Dr Jude Conway has submitted the following post about Margaret Henry (1934-2015) and the social history of Medicine in Newcastle. By Dr Jude Conway While living in England for two stints in the 1970s the late historian and community activist, Margaret Henry, completed a Masters thesis … More Margaret Henry (1934-2015) & the Social History of Medicine in Newcastle

City of Newcastle community grant funding – Now available

City of Newcastle’s $1 million grants and sponsorships are now open. Community and sporting groups, businesses and tourism and event operators can now apply for close to $1 million of community grants and sponsorship funding from City of Newcastle. Applications are open for projects and initiatives under four categories to support social, cultural, environmental and … More City of Newcastle community grant funding – Now available

Plan of the Port of Newcastle (1882) Hand Coloured

This is a beautiful acquisition of the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections in the Auchmuty Library. This hand coloured plan shows the Port of Newcastle as it looked in 1882. Many thanks to David Threlfo who produced this promotional video as Episode 11 of his 4 Local Stories of Us series. Maps of the Port … More Plan of the Port of Newcastle (1882) Hand Coloured