Black White Restive: The Geometric Descent into Madness and Imprisonment

The PITCH: We Europeans have enslaved ourselves in geometric prisons. Thanks to the Greeks and Romans. We draw lines upon the landscape and sell it, fill it with bitumen, cross it in roads, pave it in footpaths, cement our waterways and turn them into drains. We have dragged the Aboriginal peoples and the entire environment… More Black White Restive: The Geometric Descent into Madness and Imprisonment

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 above 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)