Recital ‘Eala Earendel’ by Dr Edward Bridle “The Dapper Gentleman”

  Dr Edward Bridle “The Dapper Gentleman”, Special Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia) recites ‘Eala Earendel’ “Eala Earendel, engla beorhtast, ofer middangeard monnum sended, and sôðfæsta sunnan leoma torht ofer tunglas, þu tîda gehwane of sylfum þe symle inlîhtes!” i.e., O jubar, angelorum splendidissime, / super orbem terrarum hominibus misse, / radie vere solis, / … More Recital ‘Eala Earendel’ by Dr Edward Bridle “The Dapper Gentleman”

ARCHIVAL CHATS – Series of Chapbooks exploring the UON’s Special Collections & Archives

Archival Chats A Series of Chapbooks exploring the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections & GLAMx Lab Archives By Jasmin Thompson Jasmin Thompson is an emerging writer passionate about poetry, zines and experimental non-fiction. Her work often focuses on Australian culture with particular emphasis on the trivial details that make our individual experiences so unique. This … More ARCHIVAL CHATS – Series of Chapbooks exploring the UON’s Special Collections & Archives

Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

This rare 16mm colour film of Newcastle (Australia) celebrations during Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day in 1945 was originally silent footage. In 2020 the entire soundscape to accompany the silent footage was created. This newly created audio and reconstruction has turned this historic silent film to what you now hear in this video. Implementation … More Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

South Maitland Railways Archive Helps Keep “Uranus”, God of the Sky in Train Form, Back On Track

The South Maitland Railways (SMR) Archive held at the University of Newcastle (Australia) has helped a team, on the other side of the world, restoring railway steam locomotives at the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, located in Whitehead, Northern Ireland. There is a particular item located on all of their locomotives called an “injector”. These … More South Maitland Railways Archive Helps Keep “Uranus”, God of the Sky in Train Form, Back On Track

Elsie Leask, 2020 CHASS video submission

(Illustration : Cathy Wilcox, courtesy SMH) Each year CHASS Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector, including academics, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. In 2020 Elsie Leask entered the 2020 CHASS Prize for a Student in the Humanities, Arts and … More Elsie Leask, 2020 CHASS video submission

OAM Investiture Nationally Recognises University Service to Regional Histories

Mr Gionni Di Gravio, University Archivist, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal at the beginning of the year. But COVID restrictions delayed the official Investiture Ceremony until recently. We are delighted to report that his Investiture Ceremony was celebrated at Government House Sydney on the 9th September 2020 at 4pm. A recording of the … More OAM Investiture Nationally Recognises University Service to Regional Histories

After Wards: From Patients to Participants – Community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW 1967 – 1987

By PhD Candidate in History, Robyn Dunlop The theme of October 2020’s NSW Mental Health Month is “tune in”: tune in to what’s happening within you, and in the world around you. I am a PhD candidate in History, researching the development of community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW. Newcastle was a significant location … More After Wards: From Patients to Participants – Community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW 1967 – 1987

Jens Christensen (1893-1981) Lake Macquarie Film Maker

THE FILM ARCHIVES OF JENS CHRISTENSEN (1893-1981) LAKE MACQUARIE FILM MAKER An Archive Listing of the Super 8 and Standard 8 Films of Jens Christensen (1893-1981). Donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (Archives) by his daughters Betty Williams and Norma Clark in March 2011. Accessioned: March 2012 by Sharon Mee.   BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE … More Jens Christensen (1893-1981) Lake Macquarie Film Maker