The Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project was launched at the Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street, Newcastle on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the UON’s IT Innovation Team were in involved in creating the VR experience, along with UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio and others in the community. Hunter Living Histories … More Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018
The following article by Joseph Wright was published in the Newcastle Herald on Saturday 10 November, 2018. It covers a history of Newcastle Technical High School that opened in 1939. Joseph is a UON student and undertook a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab as part of a communications … More Revisiting Newcastle’s Tech High
Congratulations to the following Volunteers from UON Cultural Collections and GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab. Their contributions were recognised at an Awards ceremony on Friday 28 September 2018 at South Leagues Club by Sharon Claydon MP, Federal Member for Newcastle. We sincerely thank them for their hard work and commitment.
Article about UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio is also available on-line “Breaking Bread : The Future Past.” Newcastle Herald. By Scott Bevan. Gionni Di Gravio is a professional archivist, and is University Archivist at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Chair of the Hunter Living Histories (formerly Coal River Working Party) and former Councillor on the Australian … More “The Future Past” – UON Archivist
Dr JOHN TURNER 17/10/1933 – 10/7/1998 (Originally published in Phanfare, Magazine of the Professional Historians Association NSW Inc, August 1998) The death of John Turner on 10 July 1998 deprived the Newcastle community of the man who, more than anyone else, raised our awareness of the city’s rich history. Many academics work hard, often unsuccessfully, … More Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)
The following is a general overview of an on-line survey investigating people’s perceptions of Newcastle’s history. The project was undertaken by UON Cultural Collections team and co-ordinated by UON student Brendan Josevski in the GLAMx Lab as part of an 80-hr social science placement. A simple 14 question survey was formulated and conducted asking the general … More Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?
The Lambton Time Capsule Ceremony was held on the 20 October 2018. It was a public event organised by the City of Newcastle to commemorate the rediscovery of an original 1918 time capsule under the Lambton Park Memorial Gates, and to reinter a new 2018 time capsule for the next one hundred years to be … More The Lambton Time Capsule Event 1918-2018-2118
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
Henry Lawson and the Wickham School of Arts By Ross Edmonds The Wickham School of Arts opened in 1882 and over the next 100 years the building has been ‘home’ to various diverse groups such as a kindergarten, a Police Citizens Boys Club, a yoga studio and a men’s hostel. Its main claim to fame … More Henry Lawson and the Wickham School of Arts
Online Version: https://www.theherald.com.au/news/local-news/5604562/stand-aside-mediocrity-heritage-is-back/ Interview on ABC1233 Drive 29 August 2018 with Paul Bevan Please note: The article below contains the original text with corrections, updates and added information provided after the opinion piece was printed. A sigh of relief could be felt across Newcastle with the Herald’s news (22/8) of the impending sale of the … More Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)