Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class Visit Northern Map Site (Wollombi)

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. On the 4 August 2017, The University of Newcastle (Australia)’s Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visited the Finchley Park Reserve (also known as the Northern Map Site or Flat Rock) to undertake … More Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class Visit Northern Map Site (Wollombi)

Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

A nomination to have ‘Newcastle Recreation Reserve’ (also known at King Edward Park) is currently on public exhibition for consideration to the State Heritage Register of  NSW. In 2012 a small dedicated group the ‘Government Domain committee’ submitted a State Heritage Register (SHR) nomination to the Office of Environment and Heritage. The Heritage Council of … More Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

Aboriginal Heritage of Mount Yengo and the Wollombi Valley

HERITAGE OF THE WOLLOMBI (2009) This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. In 2009 a community gathering and public lecture event was organised by Garry Jones and the Wollombi Valley Arts Council Inc., to raise awareness in the local community about the importance … More Aboriginal Heritage of Mount Yengo and the Wollombi Valley

Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

On the 19-20 April 2017, members of the University’s Hunter Living Histories presented an overview of twenty years of work creating the 3D Virtual Newcastle Time Machine at the Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference in Brisbane. The following paper “Newcastle Time Machine A multidisciplinary approach to digital cultural heritage” by Hardy, A, di Gravio … More Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

Aboriginal Education Conference 1986 (UON)

“Beyond School: Increasing Opportunities for Aboriginal People in Post-Secondary Education.” This was the title given to a conference that was planned and held at The University of Newcastle, Australia in October 1986. This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Organised by Ms Margaret … More Aboriginal Education Conference 1986 (UON)

A View of King’s Town (Newcastle) circa 1822-1825 (Published 1828)

A View of Kings Town (late Newcastle)  Info: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135205567 The drawing above, in sepia wash, and measuring 17.7 x 37 cm, appears to be either the original drawing from which the published engraving in Dangar’s Index came from, or vice versa. See: http://libguides.newcastle.edu.au/aboriginalsourcebook/kingstown1 What do you think? c.1820 Unknown A view of King’s Town. (c.1820/1828) … More A View of King’s Town (Newcastle) circa 1822-1825 (Published 1828)

The Lycett Album ca. 1820: Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

Lycett, Joseph, approximately 1775-1828 Drawings of Aborigines and scenery, New South Wales, ca. 1820. Title in Album: “Drawings of Natives & Scenery of Van Diemens Land 1830.” (Courtesy National Library of Australia) Catalogue Entry: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1586033   Related Hunter Valley Joseph Lycett Paintings and Engravings  from Views of Australia (1825) (These images are very large, (approx … More The Lycett Album ca. 1820: Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

The Wallis Album (ca.1817-1818): Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

All descriptions by the State Library of NSW. http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110365989 Album of original drawings by Captain James Wallis and Joseph Lycett, ca. 1817-1818, bound with ‘An Historical account of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements; in Illustration of Twelve Views Engraved by W. Preston, A Convict; From Drawings taken on the Spot, by … More The Wallis Album (ca.1817-1818): Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

Black White Restive: The Geometric Descent into Madness and Imprisonment

The PITCH: We Europeans have enslaved ourselves in geometric prisons. Thanks to the Greeks and Romans. We draw lines upon the landscape and sell it, fill it with bitumen, cross it in roads, pave it in footpaths, cement our waterways and turn them into drains. We have dragged the Aboriginal peoples and the entire environment … More Black White Restive: The Geometric Descent into Madness and Imprisonment