Gardner Soldier Memorial Commemorates 100 years

The Soldier memorial of WWI commemorates 100 years on the 16th September 1916.It is believed to be Australia’s first memorial of the Great War that incorporated a soldier-statue. The memorial was a gift of Commander Frank Gardner V.D. to the soldiers of Newcastle, who will never return. He presented the memorial monument and statue which … More Gardner Soldier Memorial Commemorates 100 years

Beautiful things created out of our history

People create all sorts of wonderful things from the University of Newcastle’s freely available high resolution images on Flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/ Let us know how you have been using these images. If you wish to support the free access to our digitised cultural treasures, and provide paid employment for people to do it, then support … More Beautiful things created out of our history

Smugglers and Pirates of Newcastle, 1804-1824

As part of 2016  NSW  History Week celebrations, The History@Newcastle Research Seminar Series presented Tamsin O’Connor, “Bad Neighbours: the Smugglers and Pirates of the Penal Station and Port of Newcastle, 1804 – 1824.” Abstract The theme for 2016’s History week is neighbours and it is not one that sits easily in the context of penal station … More Smugglers and Pirates of Newcastle, 1804-1824

From Scone to the Head Waters of the Hunter. A Survey of Properties and People Following the Gundy Road 1896 – 1897

DOWNLOAD From Scone to the Head Waters of the Hunter. A Survey of Properties and People Following the Gundy Road and Various Side-roads Along the Way 1896-1897 By M.H. (Mac) Bridge (20 MB PDF FILE) From Scone to the Head Waters of the Hunter. A Survey of Properties and People Following the Gundy Road and … More From Scone to the Head Waters of the Hunter. A Survey of Properties and People Following the Gundy Road 1896 – 1897

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)