Aboriginal Archaeological Report for former Palais site released

In August 2009 we were very excited about the archaeological excavations being undertaken on the former Palais Royale site in Newcastle West. We are proud to report that the first of two Reports have been released covering the Aboriginal history of the site. Over 5,534 Aboriginal artefacts were recovered, representing three Aboriginal occupation periods dating … More Aboriginal Archaeological Report for former Palais site released

Stories of Our Town: The Castanet Club Story

The Castanet Club Story A newspaper in Scotland once described The Castanet Club as: “12 people playing tennis, all of them serving at once” To witness a concert was to be bombarded with joy. This “joy” started an hour before the show, and stopped you getting any sleep hours after the show had finished. Who … More Stories of Our Town: The Castanet Club Story

OAM Investiture Nationally Recognises University Service to Regional Histories

Mr Gionni Di Gravio, University Archivist, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal at the beginning of the year. But COVID restrictions delayed the official Investiture Ceremony until recently. We are delighted to report that his Investiture Ceremony was celebrated at Government House Sydney on the 9th September 2020 at 4pm. A recording of the … More OAM Investiture Nationally Recognises University Service to Regional Histories

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

3D Scanning – Artec Professional handheld scanner

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 – Artec Professional handheld scanner

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

Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)

Online Version: https://www.theherald.com.au/news/local-news/5604562/stand-aside-mediocrity-heritage-is-back/ Interview on ABC1233 Drive 29 August 2018 with Paul Bevan Please note: The article below contains the original text with corrections, updates and added information provided after the opinion piece was printed. A sigh of relief could be felt across Newcastle with the Herald’s news (22/8) of the impending sale of the … More Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)

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

2017 Annual Report – Hunter Living Histories

University of Newcastle’s Hunter Living Histories ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Our Mission: To achieve recognition for Newcastle and the Hunter Region’s contribution in the making of the Australian nation. GOAL 1. (G1) To have Newcastle and the Hunter Region’s important historic sites nationally recognised GOAL 2. (G2) To ensure our legislative frameworks are working effectively for … More 2017 Annual Report – Hunter Living Histories