Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Her Majesty The Queen visited Newcastle on four occasions in 1954, 1970, 1977 and 1988. Our Thanks We thank the staff and volunteers of the Auchmuty Library Special Collections GLAMx Lab who digitised the extensive NBN footage of the Queen’s 1970 visit to the State Dockyard and news broadcasts of the 1988 visit; and to … More Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella City: Reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022

Reflection now published “Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella City: Reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022” has now been published in the prestigious Archives & Manuscripts: Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists.   Access the Article Free of Charge You can read the article online in PDF here or by following this link: … More Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella City: Reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022

Dr Ben Champion’s Histories of Newcastle Hospital 1815-1915

Dr Champion’s Histories of the Newcastle Hospital Dr Ben Champion’s typescript manuscript works Newcastle Hospital 1817-1915 (a.k.a. Newcastle Hospital Register) in four volumes and The History of Newcastle Hospital 1891-1915 stand as important works on the Newcastle hospital’s history. Their importance lies in the fact that Dr Champion, in compiling his histories, had access to … More Dr Ben Champion’s Histories of Newcastle Hospital 1815-1915

25th Anniversary of Novocastrian Tales and birth of Yallarwah Place

This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Novocastrian Tales 1997 We all wish to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the book Novocastrian Tales by author Paul F. Walsh OAM on the 5 September 1997. It was a special project, as contributions from the 40 authors … More 25th Anniversary of Novocastrian Tales and birth of Yallarwah Place

Attention All Billionaires! Stories of Our Town (Season 1)

Attention All Billionaires! The communities of the Newcastle and the Hunter Region would like the Stories of Our Town to continue into a second season. Support the Stories of Our Town through Patreon, or just contact the film makers direct here glenndormand@gmail.com and tony@carnivorefilms.com The Stories of Our Town Project is a series of documentary … More Attention All Billionaires! Stories of Our Town (Season 1)

Miss Reta Light (1898 – 1989): The Auchmuty Library’s Greatest Benefactor

The Auchmuty Library’s greatest benefactor was Miss Reta Light (1898 – 1989), who, upon her death in September 1989 left the Library a staggering $1.5 million. She was the youngest daughter, and the last survivor of the Light family of Newcastle, leaving an immense legacy to the City. The Light family’s love for the City … More Miss Reta Light (1898 – 1989): The Auchmuty Library’s Greatest Benefactor

History Week 2022 event – From Analogue to digital – ‘Hands On’ audio-visual formats

From Analogue to digital – ‘Hands On’ audio-visual formats History Week 2022: Hands-on History 3 – 11 September 2022 | #HistoryWeek2022 PRESENTATION available HERE About this online event Join the Hunter Living Histories online showcase where the Special Collections and GLAMx team at the University of Newcastle Library discuss their audio-visual digitisation projects spanning the … More History Week 2022 event – From Analogue to digital – ‘Hands On’ audio-visual formats

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – August 2022

  PROGRAM Guest : Dr Paula Jane Byrne – ‘The Rusden family and things’.  (also see “Clothing, Emotion and Consumption in Colonial NSW”) – WATCH HERE ‘This project is concerned with women and intellectual life in New South Wales from 1830 – 1880 and is part of a broader concern with cultures of colonization. Ann Rusden … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – August 2022