Victoria Theatre 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction Nearing Completion

The University of Newcastle’s IT Innovation Team have just released amazing screenshots from the virtual reality model of the Victoria Theatre, under construction as at September 2018.   They are now entering the final stages of their work on the 3D Virtual Reality recreation of the 1891 Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street Newcastle, and are … More Victoria Theatre 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction Nearing Completion

Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)

Online Version: https://www.theherald.com.au/news/local-news/5604562/stand-aside-mediocrity-heritage-is-back/ Please note: The article below contains the original text with corrections, updates and added information provided after the opinion piece was printed. A sigh of relief could be felt across Newcastle with the Herald’s news (22/8) of the impending sale of the former Newcastle Post Office to developer Jerry Schwartz. Finally a … More Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)

Newcastle Technical High School The First Five Years 1939-1943

NEWCASTLE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL THE FIRST FIVE YEARS   1939-1943 Compiled in 2018 by Cliff Penney who was a first year student in 1939. Link to Living Histories @ UON PDF Version: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/79872   NEWCASTLE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL The year 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the commencement of Newcastle Technical High School at Tighes Hill … More Newcastle Technical High School The First Five Years 1939-1943

The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following contains images of deceased persons. Written and compiled by Robert Syron. The Kabook and Watoo people of the Gringai clan of the Worimi Nation … More The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

Country Report – An NBN Television Archive Production

By Joshua Curley, Digitisation Officer Late last year a project began at the GLAMx Lab to completely digitise, document and eventually make public an entire collection of one program from within the NBN Television Archive. That program was Country Report and it is now available to the public eye. Country Report was a half hour … More Country Report – An NBN Television Archive Production

Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Robert Watson, a local researcher, and member of the University’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative team, recently identified a number of images taken from acclaimed photographer Ralph Snowball on glass negatives, which were not necessarily taken at the same time, but as they appeared to be taken from the same high vantage point attempted to create … More Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

By Stephen Miller Stephen is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the UON. During Semester 1, 2018 he undertook a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab digitising part of the NBN Television audio-visual footage. Stephen’s knowledge of rail and transport of the region has been invaluable in identifying … More THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY