Wickham School of Arts- sources

1870 Tree of Knowledge 1878 Bellevue Hotel 1882 School of Arts 1888 Castlemaine Brewery 1889 Wickham Council 1889 Bank Corner 1892 Infants School 1898 Co-op Store (east) 1904 Public School 1910 Co-op Store (middle) 1913 Lass O’Gowrie Hotel 1914 Co-op Store (west) 1922 Albion Hotel 1938 Dairy Farmers The following sources relating to Wickham School … More Wickham School of Arts- sources

Henry Lawson and the Wickham School of Arts

Henry Lawson and the Wickham School of Arts By Ross Edmonds The Wickham School of Arts opened in 1882 and over the next 100 years the building has been ‘home’ to various diverse groups such as a kindergarten, a Police Citizens Boys Club, a yoga studio and a men’s hostel. Its main claim to fame … More Henry Lawson and the Wickham School of Arts

Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Robert Watson, a local researcher, and member of the University’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative team, recently identified a number of images taken from acclaimed photographer Ralph Snowball on glass negatives, which were not necessarily taken at the same time, but as they appeared to be taken from the same high vantage point attempted to create … More Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Wickham School of Arts

WICKHAM SCHOOL OF ARTS By Lesley Gent A Committee was formed in December 1880 to look into the viability of a School of Arts at Wickham for the benefit of its citizens (1). With the full support of the residents a fund raising then began almost immediately after the extremely generous donation of a block … More Wickham School of Arts

The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.)

The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.) by Gionni Di Gravio Many have wondered about the beautiful and evocative oil painting by Joseph Lycett of the moonlight Corroboree at Newcastle. From where in Newcastle was it painted? Some have surmised the location to be somewhere along the Honeysuckle foreshore, perhaps even the area around Civic … More The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.)

Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

Dr JOHN TURNER 17/10/1933 – 10/7/1998 (Originally published in Phanfare, Magazine of the Professional Historians Association NSW Inc, August 1998) The death of John Turner on 10 July 1998 deprived the Newcastle community of the man who, more than anyone else, raised our awareness of the city’s rich history. Many academics work hard, often unsuccessfully, … More Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

By Stephen Miller Stephen is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the UON. During Semester 1, 2018 he undertook a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab digitising part of the NBN Television audio-visual footage. Stephen’s knowledge of rail and transport of the region has been invaluable in identifying … More THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

Tom and Glenda Jones have kindly donated three framed engravings to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections, originally published in the Town and Country Journal, and depicting Newcastle in 1872, 1889 and 1891 respectively. We have digitised them at 600dpi for closer inspection below. Click on each of the images to view the higher resolution … More Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

    Toll, or Rose Cottage is a mysterious little cottage nestled inside the modern footprint of the Family Law Court in Bolton Street Newcastle. Its quaint size and simple shape immediately calls to mind the convict era cottage structures that you find have survived all over Battery Point in Hobart. Could this little place … More FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

Condition of the Aborigines (1845)

  This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.  Acknowledgement: The is the full transcription of 1845 N.S.W. Legislative Council Committee – Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines. Thank you to our volunteer Mr Peter Trenbath and staff member Ms Karen Moller … More Condition of the Aborigines (1845)