The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

“Ritual, myth, and customs of the Australian Aborigines : a short study in comparative ethnology” by W. A. Squire (1896) (17.3MB PDF File) The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908) By Gionni Di Gravio   [21 October 2019 Update] We were contacted by Anna Howard, Great Grand Daughter of William Arthur … More The Life, Work and Tragic End of William Arthur Squire (1867-1908)

Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. During 2018 several Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students and volunteers have worked on The Deep Time Project, 3D scanning and photographing artefacts, as well as collating information to better understand this significant Aboriginal archive. The following … More Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. This information has been compiled for HASS1000 lectures during Semester 1, 2018. The Deep Time Project is a digital humanities project and involves many disciplines to help build new knowledge about Aboriginal cultures.  The project is … More Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

Paddy Tighe’s Lost Aboriginal Names of the Fixed Stars and Planets of the Hunter Region

Does anyone know what became of the papers of Henry O’Sullivan White? He was the son of George Boyle White, surveyor. We are trying to track down a record that Henry made of local Aboriginal star names and stories back in the 1840s. His informant was an Aboriginal man named Paddy Tighe, and in all … More Paddy Tighe’s Lost Aboriginal Names of the Fixed Stars and Planets of the Hunter Region

Where was King Bully of the Newcastle Tribe buried in 1857?

There is a quote from Windross & Ralston (1897) Historical Records of Newcastle 1797 – 1897 that says the following: “The hill at the back of the gas works was then covered with honeysuckle, and was used by the aboriginal tribes as a camping ground. In that year, “King Bully”  the last of the kings … More Where was King Bully of the Newcastle Tribe buried in 1857?

Condition of the Aborigines (1845)

  This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.  Acknowledgement: The is the full transcription of 1845 N.S.W. Legislative Council Committee – Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines. Thank you to our volunteer Mr Peter Trenbath and staff member Ms Karen Moller … More Condition of the Aborigines (1845)

GLAMx Lab Placement

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Victoria has been on placement in the GLAMx Lab during Semester 2 working on the DeepTime Project with other students, volunteers and UON staff. The project was initiated early in 2017 by the Innovation Team at … More GLAMx Lab Placement

Aboriginal Artefacts Project -Natural History Illustration

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Emma Heath is on the Deeptime Team and undertook a UON Natural History Illustration project in the GLAMx Lab to illustrate hundreds of artefacts from the former Palais site in Newcastle West. Emma sketched each artefact … More Aboriginal Artefacts Project -Natural History Illustration