Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

The following sketches by artist (Draughtsman) Robert Issell Perrott (1822-1895)are part of a collection held at the State Library of NSW (PXA 1350). The collection is not digitised, however the following images were photographed in 2012 for research purposes by Ann Hardy. Perrott was a sketcher, clerk of the peace, and farmer. He was also … More Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

Photographs of Newcastle and Inverell from the Glennie Family Albums

Over the past two years Anne Glennie has been kind enough to scan some astonishing images of Newcastle and Inverell from the Glennie Family Albums. Most are taken in Newcastle around the 1870s to the 1880s, and form great complement to other collections of images taken around the same time located within the George Freeman … More Photographs of Newcastle and Inverell from the Glennie Family Albums

General View of Cessnock (Panorama)

Mr Robert Watson, a researcher with the Hunter (Living) Histories Initiative has stitched the following three photos of Cessnock together to make a single image, a panorama of Cessnock. https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8556463882/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8555353613/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8555354267/ The three images are labelled General View, Cessnock No. 1, 2, 3 and form part of the archives of the Coalfields Heritage Group, … More General View of Cessnock (Panorama)

Coast Australia Series 3 Newcastle & Stockton Episode Screen Date Announced

A broadcast date has been announced for the much anticipated episode of Coast Australia Season 3 featuring Newcastle’s early convict coals mines and Stockton Bight’s majestic natural beauty. Those of you lucky enough to have Foxtel & the History Channel will be able to see Newcastle and Stockton’s early history star in the  Hawkesbury – … More Coast Australia Series 3 Newcastle & Stockton Episode Screen Date Announced

Healthy Cultures: Healthy Communities – a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage and well-being

Cover Image courtesy:  Tantrum Youth Arts  –   ‘Stories in Our Steps’ performed in 2015 (about Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School 1867-71) NEW AND EMERGING CHALLENGES TO HERITAGE AND WELL-BEING ~ a one day conference at Griffith University QLD ~ November 23, 2016 This paper spoke about the UON’s Hunter (Living) Histories Initiative (HHI), and the … More Healthy Cultures: Healthy Communities – a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage and well-being

Walking Tours- Living Newcastle’s History

On Sunday 13 November 2016 the Crime & punishment Walk and Radical Newcastle walks were held in Newcastle. These pilot walks are an initiative of The Centre of 21st Century Humanities and Global Newcastle Network, supported by UON Library’s Cultural Collection. The walks were developed and led by UON historians Dr Nancy Cushing and Dr … More Walking Tours- Living Newcastle’s History