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

A Message Concerning Our Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak

To our staff, student community and global researchers and patrons. In line with our University of Newcastle’s COVID019 safety advice as of Monday 23rd March 2020 we are placing the following measures in place with our service delivery: Our staff who wish to do so for either personal health reasons or as a safety precaution … More A Message Concerning Our Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) ‘Designing the Archive’ International Conference 2019

  On 21-25 October 2019, the ‘Designing the Archive’ Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia. It was joint international conference bringing together archivists, librarians, records specialists and GLAM professionals from across the Asia-Pacific and around the globe, representing 176 countries under the auspices of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Australian Society of Archivists … More Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) ‘Designing the Archive’ International Conference 2019

GLAM to the power of “x”: The Future of Memory

GLAM to the power of “x”: The Future of Memory By Gionni Di Gravio [This presentation originally debuted as an address at the annual Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies ADFAS Lecture held on Remembrance Day, Monday 11 November 2019, Hunter Theatre, Hunter School of the Performing Arts Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW. A shorter version … More GLAM to the power of “x”: The Future of Memory