On 13 January 2020 UON students from EDUC4809: Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building class participated in a seminar at GLAMx Lab at the Auchmuty Library. Cultural collections staff provided information about the GLAM sector, digitisation and digital platforms, and other online sources and historical research tips. Sources associated with Raymond Terrace were examined with students spending several hours looking through archive boxes containing Raymond Terrace material. Many thanks to Zane Metcalfe. Archives assistant for organising access to approx. 20 boxes of archival material.
The following 4 educational resources were created by EDUC4809 students are to be DOWNLOADED by clicking the links below.
Historical Buildings of King Street Written by Brian Dexter and Nicci Jones.
Raymond Terrace Historical Precinct Written by Maddy Lantry.
Raymond Terrace River Life Written by Olivia Dillon, Henrietta Mooney, Joel Rutter, and Abby Thomson.
The Tale Of The Marriage Trees. Written by: Sara Johnstone, Haley Lambert, and Saphiah Lindeboom.
We thank all of the students for their contributions, as well as Dr Heather Sharp and Yvonne Fletcher for coordinating this project.
The 24 February 2020 marks the 65th anniversary of the 1955 Hunter Valley Flood, which changed the geography and citizens of Raymond Terrace forever. The country is currently experiencing extreme weather events high temperatures, bushfires, and flash flooding, Raymond Terrace has historically been plagued by heavy rainfall, made destructive by its proximity to the river.
At its peak, the 1955 flood reached a height of 15 feet (4.57 metres) in Hunter, William and King Streets, engulfing many houses and business buildings.
Also listen to Oral History “Raymond Terrace & Dairy Industry”-Linda Pool 21 August 1988