Reflection – Ea La Wamanbila exhibition

    During Freda’s internship at Special Collections in 2022 she collaborated with the team to design and curate the exhibition ‘Ea La Wamanbila’, that was held during September – October 2022 to encourage conversation on the colonial lens that has been imposed on Aboriginal histories, knowledges, culture, and intellect. THE EXHIBITION The primary aim … More Reflection – Ea La Wamanbila exhibition

25th Anniversary of Novocastrian Tales and birth of Yallarwah Place

This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Novocastrian Tales 1997 We all wish to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the book Novocastrian Tales by author Paul F. Walsh OAM on the 5 September 1997. It was a special project, as contributions from the 40 authors … More 25th Anniversary of Novocastrian Tales and birth of Yallarwah Place

Celebrating NAIDOC – Rare Aboriginal Flag footage (1981)

  NAIDOC Week 2022 is celebrated across the country and this years theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Special Collections at the University Library is celebrating NAIDOC week by sharing rare footage of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag above Newcastle City Hall on 10 July 1981. Ceremony Civic Park 1981 This … More Celebrating NAIDOC – Rare Aboriginal Flag footage (1981)

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