Wickham School of Arts Report by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Released

On the 16th May 2016 the Assoc. of Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) Newcastle held a special information day held at the Newcastle Club to discuss a research project of School of Arts/Mechanics’ Institutes in the Newcastle and Hunter Region. We are delighted to announce that Helen Creagh and Gwen Hamilton, representing ADFAS … More Wickham School of Arts Report by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Released

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.)

J. & A. Brown – Coal & Allied Archive

In 1996, the University accepted an offer of the entire extant archive of J. & A. Brown/Coal & Allied at the time of its sale to Rio Tinto Ltd. A 200+ page inventory and finding aid of the records of the famous J & A Brown/Coal and Allied firm was prepared and placed on the … More J. & A. Brown – Coal & Allied Archive

The Archives of “The Store” – The Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd

NEWCASTLE AND SUBURBAN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (NEWCASTLE REGIONAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY) a.k.a. ‘The Store’ ARCHIVES In July 1976 the Newcastle Regional Cooperative (‘The Store’) made its first transfer of business archives for the years 1898 – 1930 to the University Archives in the Auchmuty Library. The University of Newcastle was very fortunate to have received the records … More The Archives of “The Store” – The Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd

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