Launch of Stories of Our Town – Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge

You are invited to the launch of the episode in the Stories of Our Town documentary series looking at Newcastle’s Indigenous Histories and convict artist Joseph Lycett. The episode includes interviews with local Indigenous people, professional experts and academics who each share their fascinating insights into the early colony and traditional Aboriginal life documented in unique artworks and objects. One of the objects described in the documentary is the Macquarie Chest created by convicts in Newcastle and now held at the State Library of NSW.

The Stories of Our Town Project is a series of documentary films that tell document Newcastle’s key historic stories through Novocastrian eyes and points of view. It is funded in part through the Department of Regional NSW Newcastle Port Community Contribution (NPCC) fund, and is a great partnership between the film makers, Carnivore Films, the University of Newcastle, and Newcastle’s major Cultural Institutions and community organisations such as the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections, the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation lab, Hunter Living Histories Initiative, NBN Television, City of Newcastle’s major Cultural Institutions; the Newcastle Museum, Local Studies, Newcastle Art Gallery, the Real Film Festival and the Lost Newcastle Facebook Group.

WHEN – Monday 19 April, 10.30am – 11.30am
WHERE – Room L326, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus
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2 thoughts on “Launch of Stories of Our Town – Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge

  1. Brilliant account of Wallis and Burigon ….wonderful research. BTW Wallis’ name was used for one of the ‘Houses’ @ Newcastle Girls’ High, Fascinating and than you all for this information.

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