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

Contents of the Victoria Theatre “Mystery” Camera Revealed

On the 23 July 2018, whilst the UON’s IT Innovation Team were conducting a 3D scan of the historic Victoria Theatre building in Perkins Street Newcastle, they found an old camera hanging on a wooden beam.     The camera was found to contain 9 images, and we posted the camera on twitter to find … More Contents of the Victoria Theatre “Mystery” Camera Revealed

Happy 200th Birthday Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Newcastle Breakwater)

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone for Macquarie Pier on August 5th 1818. Governor Lachlan Macquarie laid the foundation stone for the Newcastle breakwater, named in his honour by Commandant Captain James Wallis as “Macquarie Pier” during one of his three visits to Newcastle on the 5th August  … More Happy 200th Birthday Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Newcastle Breakwater)

Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

Newcastle as it looked in 1893 features in a number of glass negative images taken by photographer Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. They were recently located online by researcher Matt Ward as being held at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Search the George Washington Wilson & Co. Archive here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/special-collections/george-washington-wilson.php … More Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

The Long Lost Victoria Theatre Company Ltd Archives

The University IT Innovation team working on the 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction of the 1891 Victoria Theatre are thrilled to have tracked down early records of the Victoria Theatre Company Ltd that have been sitting in a garage lost for the past 30 years.   Last week, on the information page https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2018/07/04/victoria-theatre-3d/  it was noticed that … More The Long Lost Victoria Theatre Company Ltd Archives

Maitland in 1861

  Plan of the Town of Maitland (East) [cartographic material] : County of Northumberland, N.S.W Sydney : Surveyor General’s Office, [1861] Scale [1:6 336]. 8 chains to an in. (E 151°34ʹ34ʺ/S 32°44’54”) 1 map ; 73 x 60 cm., on sheet 100 x 67 cm Cadastral map of East Maitland, New South Wales showing Police District boundaries, reserved … More Maitland in 1861