The “Red Books” of Dr Ben Champion Accessible At Last

Thanks to a donation from the family of the late Dr Ben Champion to the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund, the complete Hunter Valley Registers spanning 1843 to 1905 have now been digitised and available on the Living Histories @ UON digital platform. The complete set are available here for free access: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/99575 The digitisation … More The “Red Books” of Dr Ben Champion Accessible At Last

The Legacy of the Scott Sisters – Natural History Illustration at the UON

    Women and Tertiary Education in the Hunter Region Their names were Harriet (1830-1907) and Helena (1832-1910) Scott, artists and naturalists, who were educated and worked on Ash Island (now part of Kooragang Island) documenting Australian plants, animals and insects, under the scientific guidance of their father; entomologist and entrepreneur Alexander Walker Scott (1800-1883). … More The Legacy of the Scott Sisters – Natural History Illustration at the UON

Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

Wallsend medical and health history is being kept alive through a newly curated display of objects and memorabilia from the former Wallsend Hospital Museum. This was in collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and the Andrew Nash Clinic. We acknowledge and congratulate Ashlea Oliver on her curatorial work as a final year Bachelor … More Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

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

Hunter Living Histories Draft 2019 Report

Please find attached Hunter Living Histories 2019 report (to 2/12/2019) displaying the highlights of activities and impacts of the UON’s Cultural Collections/GLAMx Lab in association with the Hunter Living Histories. This presentation was delivered at yesterday’s meeting (2 December 2019), the last meeting of the year and attended by the Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery … More Hunter Living Histories Draft 2019 Report

Bikinis or Coal Jetties on Stockton Beach? An Alternate Vision from 1911

The three Newcastle plans below form part of a collection of twenty one (21) plans held at the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections that originally accompanied the 1911 Royal Commission as to the Decentralisation in Railway Transit, see: https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/38817720?q&versionId=51544349 and https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234152383/view Unfortunately only the front cover of the report held at the National Library of … More Bikinis or Coal Jetties on Stockton Beach? An Alternate Vision from 1911

Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

You are welcome to visit the “150th Anniversary of the Newcastle Eight Hour Day” Exhibition and Library until Friday 6 December, 2019. WHERE: 406\408 King Street, Newcastle. Hunter Unions Building level 2 WHEN: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, until 6 December. The Eight Hour Committee was the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council (Hunter Workers). By Rod Noble The … More Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

Remembrance Day 2019

Fort Scratchley Historical Society (FSHS), Alliance Francaise de Newcastle, the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and KRD print have compiled a film of historic photographs that were illuminated on the fort walls on Sunday 10 November, 2019.  The creative team included John Cronin (UON Work Integrated Learning student) with Dr Heather Sharp (UON), Beth Preston … More Remembrance Day 2019

The Kinks in Newcastle

In 1965, the Century Theatre in Newcastle hosted ‘The Big Show’. The lineup included major british artists of the time, such as the Honeycombs, Tony Sheveton, Manfred Mann and The Kinks. The footgage below, found in the NBN archives and digitalised by the GLAMx Lab, shows some of these artists firstly, catching the Koondooloo, one … More The Kinks in Newcastle