“A breath of fresh air in more ways than one” Inspirations from the National Digital Forum, NZ 2019

From the 18 to 24 November 2019 I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to briefly escape the Australian bush fires and choking smoke, and travel to the the windy city of Wellington in New Zealand to clear the lungs and mind and speak at the National Digital Forum. All the presentations from the National Digital … More “A breath of fresh air in more ways than one” Inspirations from the National Digital Forum, NZ 2019

Preserving a Local Collection of Early 1900s Postcards – The Allan Project

A 1914-1915(?) postcard warning ” They are coming, They are Coming… Cossacks to Berlin!!! “ Preserving a collection of  Early 1900s postcards Report 1, Jan 2020 DR Amir Moghadam Zane Metcalfe Project Significance Historical Background Emergence of the global postal system during the 19th century opened up new possibilities for communication among people as a … More Preserving a Local Collection of Early 1900s Postcards – The Allan Project

Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) ‘Designing the Archive’ International Conference 2019

  On 21-25 October 2019, the ‘Designing the Archive’ Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia. It was joint international conference bringing together archivists, librarians, records specialists and GLAM professionals from across the Asia-Pacific and around the globe, representing 176 countries under the auspices of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Australian Society of Archivists … More Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) ‘Designing the Archive’ International Conference 2019

Vale Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM (1928-2019) – Humanities Computing Pioneer

A pioneer in the field of Humanities Computing (or now commonly known as Digital Humanities), Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM, provided a “small historical sketch” of his work undertaken at the University of Newcastle (Australia) from the winter of 1979 with the help of the late John Lambert, and life long colleagues Dr Alexis … More Vale Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM (1928-2019) – Humanities Computing Pioneer

The Bank of Newcastle The First “Country Bank” in Australia

  Mr Ian Bowrey has brought to our attention the auction of an original banknote issued in 1828 by the Bank of Newcastle as reported the the Topics column of the Newcastle Herald (12/12/19). The auction is being held by Smalls Auctions, Paddington, Sydney, commencing 12 noon on Sunday 15 December 2019. The starting bid … More The Bank of Newcastle The First “Country Bank” in Australia

The Ross Edmonds Cabinet Card Collection

These images are scans of a collection of cabinet cards (also known as post cards) from Ross Edmonds of Newcastle, New South Wales. The collection was loaned to Cultural Collections for digitisation in September 2019. We thank Ross Edmonds for allowing us to share his collection with the wider community. The post card collection contains … More The Ross Edmonds Cabinet Card Collection

The George Thomas Rowland Collection

These images are scans of glass negatives and magic lantern slides of George Thomas Rowland (1887-1972) from Merewether, New South Wales. This Collection contains some of the strangest assortment of photographs, illustrations, advertisements and mystery shots we have ever seen. The image above appears to depict a floating ghostly child hovering above an old man … More The George Thomas Rowland Collection

The Pettigrew Magic Lantern Slides

The Pettigrew Collection is available and freely accessible here: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/99972 These images are scans of a collection of glass plate negatives and magic lantern hand coloured slides which were believed to have belonged to William Pettigrew who worked as projectionist at Wallsend during the first half of the 20th Century. The collection was kindly donated … More The Pettigrew Magic Lantern Slides