Celebrating 20 years – February HLH Showcase

Hunter Living Histories is celebrating 20 years on Monday 6th February 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm). You are invited to join us to celebrate this momentous occasion reflecting on the achievements of the group and contribution of researchers, students, staff and communities. (ZOOM link available HERE) Program Online showcases are held on the first Monday of every month … More Celebrating 20 years – February HLH Showcase

Fringe Histories 2023 – Call for blog posts

We are calling for Fringe Histories Project blog posts on the Hunter Living Histories website. We are inviting students, alumni, and academics to use Special Collections resources and contribute blog posts on themes reflecting diversity, our marginalised communities and lost histories on the fringe of research. Some of our research and resources are available online … More Fringe Histories 2023 – Call for blog posts

Notes on Aboriginal Place Names and People

Notes on Aboriginal Place Names and People by Leigh Budden Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: This paper contains references to Aboriginal cultural practices surrounding male initiations ‒ but does not provide secret details about those ceremonies. It also contains names of Aboriginal People who are deceased. The author pays respect to all … More Notes on Aboriginal Place Names and People

Hunter Living Histories 2022 Annual Report

Guest : Digital Archive Project ‘Broken Records’ (Prof. Keri Glastonbury, Dr Ali Lewis, Jodi Vial) (15mins+5min questions) WATCH HERE Guest : Dr Robert Fuller ‘Aboriginal rock engraving projects in the Northern Sydney Basin’. WATCH HERE HUNTER LIVING HISTORIES 2022 ANNUAL REPORT The Hunter Living Histories is one of the University of Newcastle’s most enduring and … More Hunter Living Histories 2022 Annual Report

Reflection – Ea La Wamanbila exhibition

    During Freda’s internship at Special Collections in 2022 she collaborated with the team to design and curate the exhibition ‘Ea La Wamanbila’, that was held during September – October 2022 to encourage conversation on the colonial lens that has been imposed on Aboriginal histories, knowledges, culture, and intellect. THE EXHIBITION The primary aim … More Reflection – Ea La Wamanbila exhibition

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 5 December 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Monday 5 December 2022 (1.00pm-2.30pm) PROGRAM Begin (1.00 pm):   Acknowledgement of Country  Annual overview : Special Collections/HLH  (Gionni di Gravio OAM, Archivist) WATCH HERE Guest : Digital Archive Project ‘Unbroken Records’ (Prof. Keri Glastonbury, Dr Alexandra Lewis, Jodi Vial) (15mins+5min questions) WATCH HERE               Guest … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 5 December 2022

Eliza Nowlan’s Manuscript Diary Letterbook 1822-1824

Eliza Nowlan’s Diary and Correspondence You can now read for the first time Eliza Nowlan’s original hand-written diary and correspondence documenting the first period of farming settlement outside the infant colony of Sydney Town, at Patterson’s Plains, Hunter River, New South Wales from 1822 to 1824. Original hand-written manuscript of Eliza Nowlan’s Diary and Correspondence … More Eliza Nowlan’s Manuscript Diary Letterbook 1822-1824

Ask A Conservator Day 2022

Today is Ask A Conservator Day, we asked Dr Amir Mogadam, University conservator from Special Collections at the University of Newcastle Library to share some general tips on safeguarding cultural material. Watch this video to find out more : Further information on disaster preparedness see this link AICCM Disaster Preparedness see this

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 7 November 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Monday 7 November 2022 (1.00pm-2.30pm) This event was a hybrid showcase in person in Room L326, Auchmuty Library, at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus or online through this ZOOM. PROGRAM Guests : Military history educational material of the Hunter Region (Yvonne Fletcher & John Gillam) (10mins+5min questions) – WATCH HERE … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 7 November 2022