Next meeting will be Monday 6 December 2021 (1.00pm-3.00pm)


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NOTE: COVID-19 University of Newcastle – ADVICE 


Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except January and public holidays) and open to staff and students of the University of Newcastle, the community, bona fide community researchers, industry partners and professionals.

Start (1.00 pm):

Acknowledgement to Country

Launch of Fraternal Society Collection and Special thanks to Dr Bob James and team


Reports and Updates:

Presentations (1.10-1.25 pm) –

General Business (2.45 – 2.55 pm):

Special Collections (Gionni di Gravio) – Update
GLAMx Lab – (Ann Hardy) – Update
Research Librarian Support
Projects/Research – Updates
City of Newcastle – updates
Historical Groups & Museums- Updates

Public Advocacy:
General Business:
Close (3.00 pm)

UON - Coal River Working Party in 2015 (Photo Credit: Charlie Hardy)
UON – Coal River Working Party in 2015 (Photo Credit: Charlie Hardy)

2021 Meeting Dates are :-
Monday 1st Feb –   Karen Crofts – Nctle Writers Centre
Monday 1st Mar – Dr Ian Eckford – ‘Story of Middleton’ 2021 marks 200 yrs since Chaplain was assigned to Newcastle.
Monday 12th April – Chaz Key – Book “Maitland Speaks’
Monday 3rd May – Dr Ken Thornton – Liddell Power Station (50 years old)
Monday 7th June – Sally Murray-Walsh (UON Research Liaison Library, UON) – UON Research Resources
Monday 5th July –  Dr Justin Ellis & Assoc Prof Kate Senior – Copley Archive.
Monday 2nd Aug – Richard Baines – father’s WW2 diary. Dr Leslie Kilmartin- Book launch ‘’The Elusive Captain William Cromarty’
Monday 6th Sep – Kerrie Shaw (CoN Library)‘Amplify’ (oral history transcribing service) Jennifer Skulander (Research Librarian) “How to access/use UON Library Catalogue”
Monday 11th Oct – Zoom Meeting Online
Monday 1st Nov – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing, Newcastle’s Time Ball. Jennifer Skulander (Research Liaison Librarian) – How to use NOVA open access repository
Monday 6th Dec – Launch of Fraternal Societies online exhibition

Meetings are held alternatively at IDC Building, Callaghan Campus and NewSpace City Campus.     (CLICK ON CAMPUS FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS)

At Callaghan Campus meetings are held in the University Council Room, IDC Building, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, NSW. See map below

IDC Building

Our Patron
Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson OAM

Organsation Representatives

Fort Scratchley Historical Society – Ron Barber

Awabakal Tradition Owners Aboriginal Corporation (ATOAC) –  Kerrie Brauer

Paterson Historical Society Lesley Gent, OAM  

Stories of Our Town – Glenn Dormand

Rainbow History Group – John Witte

City of Newcastle – Kerrie Shaw (Heritage Collections Digitisation Specialist)

Awabakal Descendants Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation –  Peter Leven

Parks & Playgrounds Movement Inc – Doug Lithgow

Hunter Regional Committee of the National Trust – Mark Metrikas (Chair)

Newcastle Industrial Heritage AssociationPeter Sherlock (Representative, Former Director, Monteath & Powys Pty Ltd Consulting Surveyors & Planners)

Newcastle Family History Society – Ken & Maree Shilling

Newcastle Writers Centre – Karen Crofts


University Affiliates

Dr Brian Walsh (Consultant Historian) Member of the Professional Historians Association of Australia

Emeritus Professor John Fryer (School of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering)

Emeritus Professor Howard Bridgman (Climate scientist)




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2020 meetings:
Monday 6th July –    Wendy Gallagher- State Archives of NSW (See – Local History resources PDF)
Monday 3rd Aug – Dr Helen English ‘Music and World-Building in the Colonial City: Newcastle, NSW, and its Townships, 1860-1880’
Monday 7th Sep –  John Witte, “Policing love and sex: lives of same-sex attracted people and the law in Newcastle and the Hunter 1867-1954”
Monday 12th Oct – Tessa Boer-Mah (Heritage Now) Augmented Reality Hamilton Heritage Walk.
Monday 2nd Nov –  Prof. Erik Ecklund, Federation University, Australia.
Monday 7th Dec –  Introduction to Asti Sherring (Manager, Special Collection)

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