Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)

We are pleased to advise that historic Toll Cottage (formerly Rose Cottage) 51 Bolton St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2032) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people of Newcastle. After so many years and so much analysis, research and negotiation to have Toll … More Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)

Air Force 100 Project – Swift to Destroy An Illustrated History of the 77 Squadron RAAF (Williamtown) 1942-2012

Download as FREE eBOOK SWIFT TO DESTROY – An Illustrated History of 77 Squadron RAAF 1942-2012 [34.9MB PDF file]   AIR FORCE 100 PROJECT The Royal Australian Air Force marks its 100 years as an independent service on 31 March 2021. See: Air Force 100 – Centenary of Air Force Website As part of this … More Air Force 100 Project – Swift to Destroy An Illustrated History of the 77 Squadron RAAF (Williamtown) 1942-2012

“Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – Scott Sister’s of Ash Island

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com This week Tony and I were all over the place working on 3 films at once. We filmed drones on Ash Island, interviewed an Aboriginal Linguist in Lake Munmorah, a Heritage Architect at Toronto as well as a full afternoon at the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries at … More “Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – Scott Sister’s of Ash Island

Aboriginal Spirit beings – MULLUNGBULA – Two Rock Women

MULLUNGBULA Two Rock Women (or the Two Sisters)   This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Mullungbula is the name of a location on the northern extremity of the eastern side of Lake Macquarie where two upright conglomerate rocks could be found. The … More Aboriginal Spirit beings – MULLUNGBULA – Two Rock Women

Aboriginal Spirit Beings – WAUWARAN – home of the Monster WAUWAI

WAUWARAN – home of the Monster WAUWAI This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Wauwai is described as a monster fish, much larger than a shark, that inhabits Wauwaran; a fresh water hole in the vicinity of Lake Macquarie, believed by the Aboriginal … More Aboriginal Spirit Beings – WAUWARAN – home of the Monster WAUWAI

Aboriginal Spirit Beings – KOYOROWEN (Wild Man of the Woods) and Wife KURRIWILBAN

KOYOROWEN (or TUNUBUARNG) Wild Man of the Woods and wife, KURRIWILBAN   This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   Tunubuarng (Koyorowen) is described as a demonic being in the form of a wild man with wonderful powers, that makes a loud noise … More Aboriginal Spirit Beings – KOYOROWEN (Wild Man of the Woods) and Wife KURRIWILBAN

The Haunted Swamp: The Mystery of the Hexham Bunyip

  This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. In May 2016 the University Archives in Cultural Collections took possession of a set of notebook diaries of William John Turton, local cabinet maker, engineer and business man. Born at the Wheatsheaf Inn, at Hexham … More The Haunted Swamp: The Mystery of the Hexham Bunyip

“Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – progressing well

  By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com   Making the Stories of Our Town series constantly takes Tony Whittaker and I to cool places to meet passionate people. Thursday afternoon 4 June 2020 was one of those days, meeting some of those people. We spent the whole afternoon in the Australian Museum’s archive with Vanessa Finney, … More “Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – progressing well