Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which our compuses are located, as well as other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn. Project Description and Context The University archives already has a substantial listing of sources relating to … More Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

Merv & Janet Copley Collection – UON Special Collections

The Merv and Janet Copley Collection is held in Special Collections and the Janet Copley Bequest funds undergraduate and doctoral scholarships and provide funding for researchers across the Humanities and Social Science disciplines to access the University’s historical archival and visual collections. The following has been compiled by Thomas Romanis (Museum & Heritage Studies, University … More Merv & Janet Copley Collection – UON Special Collections

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Lochinvar N.S.W. (1864 – 1870)

DOWNLOAD: Active Lochinvar Spreadsheet March 1864 – December 1870 Combined Final (Excel Spreadsheet)   Site and Measurement Information for Lochinvar, March 10, 1864 to October 21, 1870 Exact measurement location unknown, but it is close to Lochinvar, Hunter Valley, NSW. Observer recorded as Alfred Glennie* Note: Alfred Glennie is also verified as the observer for … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Lochinvar N.S.W. (1864 – 1870)

Mrs Vera Deacon, OAM, University of Newcastle Benefactor, Awarded the Order of Australia Medal

Congratulations to our wonderful benefactor Vera Deacon, OAM, whose Investiture Ceremony for her Order of Australia Medal was held in Sydney on 2 December 2020 at 4pm. She was accompanied by her daughter Daria, and University of Newcastle alumna (from its Newcastle University College days) & friend Marilla North. Best wishes from all of us. … More Mrs Vera Deacon, OAM, University of Newcastle Benefactor, Awarded the Order of Australia Medal

Recital ‘Eala Earendel’ by Dr Edward Bridle “The Dapper Gentleman”

  Dr Edward Bridle “The Dapper Gentleman”, Special Collection, University of Newcastle (Australia) recites ‘Eala Earendel’ “Eala Earendel, engla beorhtast, ofer middangeard monnum sended, and sôðfæsta sunnan leoma torht ofer tunglas, þu tîda gehwane of sylfum þe symle inlîhtes!” i.e., O jubar, angelorum splendidissime, / super orbem terrarum hominibus misse, / radie vere solis, / … More Recital ‘Eala Earendel’ by Dr Edward Bridle “The Dapper Gentleman”

ARCHIVAL CHATS – Series of Chapbooks exploring the UON’s Special Collections & Archives

Archival Chats A Series of Chapbooks exploring the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections & GLAMx Lab Archives By Jasmin Thompson Jasmin Thompson is an emerging writer passionate about poetry, zines and experimental non-fiction. Her work often focuses on Australian culture with particular emphasis on the trivial details that make our individual experiences so unique. This … More ARCHIVAL CHATS – Series of Chapbooks exploring the UON’s Special Collections & Archives

Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

This rare 16mm colour film of Newcastle (Australia) celebrations during Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day in 1945 was originally silent footage. In 2020 the entire soundscape to accompany the silent footage was created. This newly created audio and reconstruction has turned this historic silent film to what you now hear in this video. Implementation … More Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

South Maitland Railways Archive Helps Keep “Uranus”, God of the Sky in Train Form, Back On Track

The South Maitland Railways (SMR) Archive held at the University of Newcastle (Australia) has helped a team, on the other side of the world, restoring railway steam locomotives at the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, located in Whitehead, Northern Ireland. There is a particular item located on all of their locomotives called an “injector”. These … More South Maitland Railways Archive Helps Keep “Uranus”, God of the Sky in Train Form, Back On Track

Elsie Leask, 2020 CHASS video submission

(Illustration : Cathy Wilcox, courtesy SMH) Each year CHASS Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector, including academics, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. In 2020 Elsie Leask entered the 2020 CHASS Prize for a Student in the Humanities, Arts and … More Elsie Leask, 2020 CHASS video submission