Kon, Koun or Koin – Supreme Invisible and Unknown Being of the Aboriginal Peoples of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

KON or KOUN (pronounced ‘cone’) – The Great Unknown Being and his wife TIPPAKALLEEN Threlkeld, L.E. Australian Reminiscences & Papers of L.E.Threlkeld, Missionary to the Aborigines, 1824-1859. 2 vols, ed. Niel Gunson. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1974. References: see pp. 3, 5, 41, 62-63, 77-78 and pp. 192 – 193. 1825 KOEN Threlkeld … More Kon, Koun or Koin – Supreme Invisible and Unknown Being of the Aboriginal Peoples of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Reminiscences of Biraban or M’Gill and Patty by the Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld

  The first story comes from Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward), 1788-1859. A key to the structure of the Aboriginal language : being an analysis of the particles used as affixes, to form the various modifications of the verbs : shewing the essential powers, abstract roots, and other peculiarities of the language spoken by the … More Reminiscences of Biraban or M’Gill and Patty by the Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld

Burragurra Revisited (2019) by W. J. Needham

After almost forty years since it was first published, Burragurra, a review of the Aboriginal relics in the Lower Hunter Valley, has been republished under the title Burragurra Revisited. Bill Needham, who published the first edition whilst teaching at Cessnock High School, has now long retired and so was able to devote considerable time to … More Burragurra Revisited (2019) by W. J. Needham

5,500 Place Names of Aboriginal and European Origin Across New South Wales Mapped in Google Earth

The full digitised manuscript of Canon Stretch’s “Toponomy:  Place Names of New South Wales, Their Origin, Meaning and Locality” (Archives Location: A9082 ) is here: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/77235 Google Earth .KMZ File Containing 5,500 Aboriginal & European NSW Place Names http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/assets/downloadwiz/235789 Google Earth .KMZ of Craigies’ Map http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/assets/downloadwiz/235788 Please Note: Open both .KMZ files in the stand … More 5,500 Place Names of Aboriginal and European Origin Across New South Wales Mapped in Google Earth

3D scanning artefacts

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following is a brief outline of the 3D digitisation process used by staff, students and volunteers at the UON’s GLAMx Digitisation Lab.  The process uses Artec 3D SPIDER Professional Handheld 3D Scanner and software. Several … More 3D scanning artefacts

Aboriginal cultural attributes of the Upper Hunter Valley

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The photographs below were provided by a number of sources. The first being Brian Laut who, along with his colleague Jim Mitchell, visited and photographed a network of caves located in Pokolbin State Forest area in … More Aboriginal cultural attributes of the Upper Hunter Valley

NSW Government Records relating to Aboriginal People – mid north coast, NSW

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following NSW Government records are primary sources associated with the Mid-North coast of New South Wales, including  areas of Port Stephens, Gloucester and Barrington.  Many thanks to Robert Syron for sharing the following primary sources, and for … More NSW Government Records relating to Aboriginal People – mid north coast, NSW

Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

The following paper was delivered at the 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 VALCAMONICA Darfo Boario Terme (BS) Italia 29 August – 2 September 2018. “Rock Art as a Contextual Archive: Respecting Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions within a Comprehensive Scientific Approach” This paper approaches Rock Art as a human archive; applying archival theory to archaeological … More Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018

Standing on the shoulders of giants / Sulle spalle dei giganti 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 VALCAMONICA Darfo Boario Terme (BS) Italia 29 August – 2 September 2018 The 20th International Rock Art Conference was located in picturesque Darfo Boario Terme in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy. Delegates from around the … More 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018