“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories & Joseph Lycett

Last week Tony and I were invited by Richard Neville (Mitchell Librarian, Director Engagement) to the vault at the Mitchell Library to film and talk about 3 extraordinary artifacts associated with Newcastle’s history. Firstly, Macquarie’s Chest, one of two commissioned by Commander Wallis in 1819 to curry favour with Govenor Macquarie, such a gorgeous and … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories & Joseph Lycett

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1891-1907)

DOWNLOAD – Wollong Combined Converted V4 KT Master File Metric Only [DOWNLOAD 1.2MB XLSX FILE) The scientific transcription of the Wollong (New South Wales) data set has been completed.  The spreadsheet is available for download above, and the metadata description is available below. These are the first of the historic Hunter Valley Weather Records that … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1891-1907)

“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com  It was such a joy to hang out with Prof John Maynard last week to get a fascinating insight into the work of Joseph Lycett. John, a proud Worimi man wrote True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett’s Art and I can’t recommend it enough.  It is … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

McMullin Building Stories: Final Resting Place of Emeritus Professor Godfrey Tanner, McMullin Courtyard, 2003

WARNING: Clergy Abuse survivors, victims and their families are warned that the following historic post contains images and descriptions of a convicted perpetrator that may cause distress.   From: “News from the Underworld of Archives for January-June 2003”: On the 10th July 2003 at 10am there will be a small ceremony in the McMullin Courtyard … More McMullin Building Stories: Final Resting Place of Emeritus Professor Godfrey Tanner, McMullin Courtyard, 2003

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)