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

Videocast – Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801–2012

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 11 September 2012) “‘Here is an Asylum open…’ Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801–2012” by Ann Hardy PhD candidate in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Presented on the 7th September as part of the 2012 History Seminar … More Videocast – Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801–2012

Story of an Angel

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 23 June 2014) Story of an Angel – History of Newcastle’s mental health service Dr Ann Hardy Recently I was giving a talk at the Newcastle branch of the Australian Federation of Graduate Woman about the history of mental health in Newcastle. … More Story of an Angel

The Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 28 June 2013) The Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School, ‘…the little volcano slumbered’ The Newcastle Industrial School for Girls opened in 1867 and was the beginning of a new era at the Government Domain (James Fletcher Hospital). The story of the girls at … More The Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School