Reflection – Ea La Wamanbila exhibition

    During Freda’s internship at Special Collections in 2022 she collaborated with the team to design and curate the exhibition ‘Ea La Wamanbila’, that was held during September – October 2022 to encourage conversation on the colonial lens that has been imposed on Aboriginal histories, knowledges, culture, and intellect. THE EXHIBITION The primary aim … More Reflection – Ea La Wamanbila exhibition

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 5 December 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Monday 5 December 2022 (1.00pm-2.30pm) Come and join us for this final Showcase of the year. It will be a hybrid showcase in person in Room L326, Auchmuty Library, at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus or join us online through this ZOOM  link. You are also welcome to visit Special … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 5 December 2022

Eliza Nowlan’s Manuscript Diary Letterbook 1822-1824

Eliza Nowlan’s Diary and Correspondence You can now read for the first time Eliza Nowlan’s original hand-written diary and correspondence documenting the first period of farming settlement outside the infant colony of Sydney Town, at Patterson’s Plains, Hunter River, New South Wales from 1822 to 1824. Original hand-written manuscript of Eliza Nowlan’s Diary and Correspondence … More Eliza Nowlan’s Manuscript Diary Letterbook 1822-1824

Ask A Conservator Day 2022

Today is Ask A Conservator Day, we asked Dr Amir Mogadam, University conservator from Special Collections at the University of Newcastle Library to share some general tips on safeguarding cultural material. Watch this video to find out more : Further information on disaster preparedness see this link AICCM Disaster Preparedness see this

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 7 November 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Monday 7 November 2022 (1.00pm-2.30pm) This event was a hybrid showcase in person in Room L326, Auchmuty Library, at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus or online through this ZOOM. PROGRAM Guests : Military history educational material of the Hunter Region (Yvonne Fletcher & John Gillam) (10mins+5min questions) – WATCH HERE … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 7 November 2022

A Snapshot of ‘Golden Age Newcastle’ – The Merv and Janet Copley Slides

Over 500 images capturing Newcastle in its ‘Golden Age’ have been digitised and are freely available through the University of Newcastle’s Living Histories. These images are from a collection of over 3000 slide images captured by the late Merv and Janet Copley and were digitised by Emily Connell, the University’s Inaugural 2022 Vera Deacon Intern. … More A Snapshot of ‘Golden Age Newcastle’ – The Merv and Janet Copley Slides

The Belfield Climate Archive’s Journey: A pioneering open-access project

The Climate crisis has far-reaching effects. We are already experiencing environmental extremes and multiple floods affecting rural as well as urban communities. This year’s International Open Access (OA) week (October 24-30) theme is “Open for Climate Justice”. In response to humanity’s climate challenges, the theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the international open … More The Belfield Climate Archive’s Journey: A pioneering open-access project

Whatever Happened to the Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life?

Readers of the Newcastle Herald on Saturday 8th October 2022 would have been reacquainted with the plight of the Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life (also known as the “Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life” and “Museum of Rural Life at Glenbawn Dam”). The Museum’s Rise.. The Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life at Glenbawn … More Whatever Happened to the Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life?

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 10 October 2022

PROGRAM Begin (1.00 pm):  Acknowledgement of Country (GDG) Zoom etiquette (AH) Welcome new Manager, Special Collections Paige Wright Showcase 1 Guest 1: Port Stephens History (John ‘Stinker’ Clarke) – also see Publications HERE (10mins+5min questions) WATCH HERE   Bio: John “Stinker” Clarke is an avid fisherman and historian and alumnus of this University. He is … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 10 October 2022