Barrallier’s Surveys of the Hunter Region (1801-1802)

  For many years, when historians spoke of the Barrallier Survey or Map of the Hunter Region, conducted during the survey mission of June to July 1801, the map (above) was the only one known to them. It was published in the Historical Records of New South Wales, Volume 5 between pages 420-421. It wasn’t… More Barrallier’s Surveys of the Hunter Region (1801-1802)

Lieutenant John Shortland – Hunter’s River 1797

Lieutenant John Shortland. An eye sketch of Hunter’s River. 1797. Signed L.S. [initials presumed to be those of Lieutenant John Shortland]. Copy is held in the University Archives at Shelf Location A6472 (iii) Original is held in the Hydrographic Department. Ministry of Defence, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdon: C642/1. Compare the original abover with the first… More Lieutenant John Shortland – Hunter’s River 1797

Lost Newcastle Oral Histories – Assoc. Professor Ray Walker (1924 – 2016)

William Raymond ‘Ray’ Walker was Associate Professor of Chemistry at the UON for over twenty years. He was a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute  and a member of the International Association of Bio-Inorganic Scientists.  In April 2016 Ray and his family made contact with UON’s Cultural Collections about his research papers and record… More Lost Newcastle Oral Histories – Assoc. Professor Ray Walker (1924 – 2016)

The Twelfth Man: John Fleming and the Myall Creek Massacre By Patricia Withycombe

In 2015 Patricia (Patsy) Withycombe wrote a Honours thesis The Twelfth Man: John Fleming and the Myall Creek Massacre as part of a UON Bachelor of Arts (Hons). Patsy completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2013, having majored in History and French. In 2015 Patsy completed her History honours thesis, which argues that that John… More The Twelfth Man: John Fleming and the Myall Creek Massacre By Patricia Withycombe