Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

Christmas Postcard of King Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW, Australia [c.1920s] https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/18697#idx18545
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.

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Living with Floods

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.

“55 flood levels marked” Port Stephens Examiner, December 2, 1981.

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Also listen to Oral History “Raymond Terrace & Dairy  Industry”-Linda Pool 21 August 1988

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Photo shows the decorations on King Street in Raymond Terrace. Date of image is unknown.
King Street was decorated with bunting, flags, and wattle and the day was comprehensively reported on August 6, 1915 by the Raymond Terrace Examiner. This image was scanned from an original glass plate or negative, kindly provided by Raymond Terrace Historical Society. Original glass negative created by Clifford Lyons (1909-1988).

King Street was decorated with bunting, flags, and wattle and the day was comprehensively reported on August 6, 1915 by the Raymond Terrace Examiner.

Photo shows parade procession on King Street in Raymond Terrace with children and cars. The shot is taken from the western end of the street.
The Convent School Children participated in the parade. This image was scanned from an original glass plate or negative, kindly provided by Raymond Terrace Historical Society. Original glass negative created by Clifford Lyons (1909-1988).
Photo shows members of the Freemasons marching down King Street in Raymond Terrace.
The Oddfellows societies marched in the parade. In addition to this, cyclists, the rifle club, stockmen, light horsemen and infantry marched in the Australia day parade and farmers’ and tradesmen’s displays were showcased. This image was scanned from an original glass plate or negative, kindly provided by Raymond Terrace Historical Society. Original glass negative created by Clifford Lyons (1909-1988).
Photo shows a decorated charabanc in King Street, Raymond Terrace as part of the parade. Sign on vehicle suggests it was used for public transport between Raymond Terrace and Hexham.
A motor car bedecked in wattle and flags from the parade. This image was scanned from an original glass plate or negative, kindly provided by Raymond Terrace Historical Society. Original glass negative created by Clifford Lyons (1909-1988).

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2 thoughts on “Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

  1. The references to Clifford Lyons as the “creator” of the glass negatives (1915 and 1919) of the Raymond Terrace parade needs to be checked as he would have been only 6 and 10 years old when they were taken.

  2. The photo of the people with the cattle on the punt are my grandfather and my uncles and the lady with the children in the horse and sulky is my nana, my mum and her two brothers

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