Deep Time Archive – Geology

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following geology report was compiled in 2017 by Sebastian Meredith, and documents the geology associated with artefacts found at the former Palais site at Newcastle West in 2009 – also referred to as The Deep … More Deep Time Archive – Geology

Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. During 2018 several Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students and volunteers have worked on The Deep Time Project, 3D scanning and photographing artefacts, as well as collating information to better understand this significant Aboriginal archive. The following … More Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. This information has been compiled for HASS1000 lectures during Semester 1, 2018. The Deep Time Project is a digital humanities project and involves many disciplines to help build new knowledge about Aboriginal cultures.  The project is … More Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

DEEP TIME Natural History Illustration

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. This natural history illustration of a Indigenous heritage site in Newcastle West was created by Rosie Heritage. Rosie is on the Deep Time Team and undertook this project in the GLAMx Digitisation Lab at UON’s Auchmuty … More DEEP TIME Natural History Illustration

Deep Time Project

  This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   12 April, 2019. UON Media Release. “Virtual reality unearths ancient Indigenous artefacts” 24 April, 2019. Gionni di Gravio interviewed by Jenny Marchant, ABC 1233 Newcastle. “Indigenous History of Newcastle” LISTEN HERE The Deep Time … More Deep Time Project

‘Novelist draws on city’s deep and more recent past for thrilling inspiration’

Antoinette Holm has published two works of fiction that draw upon the texture of Newcastle life, its history and heritage, to create a riveting and exciting series about an ordinary woman from Newcastle who gets caught up in corruption and political intrigue. Antoinette lived in Newcastle from 1994 to 2007 and during that time the … More ‘Novelist draws on city’s deep and more recent past for thrilling inspiration’

The Life and Times of Macquarie Pier

View of the channel from the summit of Nobbys in 1818 Newcastle in 1818 by Edward Charles Close (Courtesy of the National Library of Australia) Click for a larger image The Life and Times of Macquarie Pier – Buried Testament to the “Father and Mother of Australia” by Gionni Di Gravio University Archivist and Chair, … More The Life and Times of Macquarie Pier

3D scanning artefacts

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following is a brief outline of the 3D digitisation process used by staff, students and volunteers at the UON’s GLAMx Digitisation Lab.  The process uses Artec 3D SPIDER Professional Handheld 3D Scanner and software. Several … More 3D scanning artefacts

Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

The following paper was delivered at the 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 VALCAMONICA Darfo Boario Terme (BS) Italia 29 August – 2 September 2018. “Rock Art as a Contextual Archive: Respecting Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions within a Comprehensive Scientific Approach” This paper approaches Rock Art as a human archive; applying archival theory to archaeological … More Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

[VIDEO] Selected Presentations – Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 4 June 2018

[VIDEO] Selected Presentations from the Hunter Living Histories Meeting held at the IDC Building, University of Newcastle (Australia) on 4 June 2018. 00:00 – 33:05 Deep Time Story for Munibung Hill – Stuart Carter, President – Munibung Hill Conservation Society 33:06 – 01:02:17 Florence Austral (1892-1968) Australian operatic soprano – Phil Warren & Hiliary Oliver … More [VIDEO] Selected Presentations – Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 4 June 2018