Stories of Our Town: Scott Sisters of Ash Island Film Released

We are very proud to announce the public release of “The Scott Sisters of Ash Island”, part of the Stories of Our Town series. Back in April 2020, in the midst of the COVID lockdown, the UON’s Cultural Collections/GLAMx team (in the Auchmuty Library) and its film maker partners Glenn Dormand (aka Chit Chat von … More Stories of Our Town: Scott Sisters of Ash Island Film Released

Do you have Memories of the McMullin Building ?

  What are your Memories of the McMullin Building ? The Arts and Administration (later McMullin Building) at the UON Callaghan Campus at Shortland opened its doors to staff and students in 1965, becoming a central hub of the newly autonomous University of Newcastle (Australia). Over the subsequent 55 years, many thousands of people have … More Do you have Memories of the McMullin Building ?

Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

  Interview with former Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater who talks about events of 12th November 1963 when he was piloting a Royal Australian Air Force Sabre fight jet (RAAF serial number: A94 – 929) in a formation of eight aircraft from RAAF Williamtown’s No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), his aircraft entered a spin. Ron … More Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

No. 77 Squadron – Warrant Officer James H. Mitchell (419051)

WARRANT OFFICER JAMES  H  MITCHELL   419051 FLIGHT SERGEANT JAMES MITCHELL   In the last week of January 1944, after five tedious days on a troop train from Spencer Street Station to Townsville, I finally arrived at Garbut Airfield. Colin Cox and I travelled together with a thousand others, and although the conditions were cramped … More No. 77 Squadron – Warrant Officer James H. Mitchell (419051)

Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)

We are pleased to advise that historic Segenhoe Flats (c1937) at 50 Wolfe St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2038) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people The building is early Inter War Art Deco building, designed by Emil Sodersten, one of Australia’s first … More Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)

No. 77 Squadron Notes and Stories by Kenneth F. Wilkinson

  KENNETH  F.  WILKINSON 431527   No. 77  SQUADRON  NOTES by Ken Wilkinson Five raw N.C.O. Pilots joined the squadron at Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea in September 1944 where the squadron had moved to from Manus Island. We were introduced to other pilots, including Peter Hooks, who lived 200 metres from me, was  in same … More No. 77 Squadron Notes and Stories by Kenneth F. Wilkinson

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva” Project – Florence Austral (1892-1968) was a world renowned singer and performed in Opera Houses around the world during the early 20th century. She taught singing at the Newcastle Conservatorium (now part of UON) from 1954 until 1959. UON Library and City of Newcastle’s Community and Cultural Advisory Committee … More “Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”