Fringe Histories 2022

Chinese Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, NSW, [n.d.]
ABC’s Paul Turton spoke to Dr Ann Hardy, who is the Coordinator for Hunter Living Histories at the University of Newcastle. LISTEN HERE – Drive – ABC Radio – Interview about the Chinese Presbyterian Church


Students, alumni or academics were invited to contribute blog posts to Hunter Living Histories website on themes reflecting diversity, our marginalised communities and lost histories on the fringe of research, using Special Collections resources.

Some of our online resources/research are available on Living Histories repository and Hunter Living Histories.

Hunter Living Histories published works from our post-graduate students who engaged with or used resources held by Special Collections at the University Library. (1500 words)

Themes for 2022 included :-

Here were some contributions from 2022

Women’s History
“The Newcastle women’s movement 1970-80″ Dr Jude Conway
Dr Anne von Bertouch OAM ABC Newcastle History segment

Medical Histories
Margaret Henry (1934-2015) & the Social History of Medicine in Newcastle
Robin Gordon: The Accidental Nurse By Isobel Whittle (student0

Environmental Histories
Australian Environmental History – Don Morris Walk  Associate Professor Nancy Cushing & Adelaide Duffy (student)July

Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release
Celebrating NAIDOC – Rare Aboriginal Flag footage (1981)

History Week 2022 History Week 2022 event – From Analogue to digital – ‘Hands On’ audio-visual formats

Mental Health histories
Judy Kennedy Collection (donation Mental health memorabilia)

Deep Histories
Notes on Aboriginal Place Names and People By Leigh Budden


Other resources

NAIDOC WEEK 2022 – Theme “Get up! Stand up! Show up!”

Deep History – Wikipedia definition

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