Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

ALL WELCOME You are invited to a special FREE NAIDOC week screening of Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space, the 17th and latest in the Stories of Our Town Film Series and the follow up to Fortress Newcastle. THE FILM Two years in the making, Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space tells the story of … More Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

The Lives & Language Work of Biraban and Threlkeld

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The Lives and Works of Rev. Lancelot Edward Threlkeld and We-pohng Birabān (John M’Gill) Compiled as reference materials for the forthcoming 2022 Documentary Film on Birabān & Threlkeld through the Stories of Our Town Series.   … More The Lives & Language Work of Biraban and Threlkeld

Aboriginal breastplate ‘Sandy, Chief of Coringori’

During January 2022 Dr Alison Clark from National Museums Scotland contacted HLH, she is conducting provenance research on a brass breastplate in their collection.  Dr Clark would like to find out more about the individual who was given the breastplate, and asks who gave it to him, and how the breastplate came to Scotland. “The … More Aboriginal breastplate ‘Sandy, Chief of Coringori’

Call for blog posts – Fringe Histories

This project Calls for blog posts on Hunter Living Histories website. If you are a student, alumni or academic we invite you to contribute a blog post to Hunter Living Histories website on themes reflecting diversity, our marginalised communities and lost histories on the fringe of research, using Special Collections resources. Some of our online … More Call for blog posts – Fringe Histories

A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley Video Series A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley is a four part video series presenting the Wonnarua People’s stories relating to the Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter … More A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead

Stories of Our Town “Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge” Released

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. We are delighted to announce the public release of the next episode in the Stories of Our Town series:  Lycett and Wallis:  Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge. The film concentrates on the beautiful and highly informative … More Stories of Our Town “Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge” Released

From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising discoveries in the Copley Archive

    This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising material in the Copley Archive By Associate Professor Kate Senior, School of Humanities and Social Science In late 2020, I made a surprising discovery; in a file marked … More From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising discoveries in the Copley Archive

Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which our compuses are located, as well as other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn. Project Description and Context The University archives already has a substantial listing of sources relating to … More Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories & Joseph Lycett

Last week Tony and I were invited by Richard Neville (Mitchell Librarian, Director Engagement) to the vault at the Mitchell Library to film and talk about 3 extraordinary artifacts associated with Newcastle’s history. Firstly, Macquarie’s Chest, one of two commissioned by Commander Wallis in 1819 to curry favour with Govenor Macquarie, such a gorgeous and … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories & Joseph Lycett