What are your Memories of the McMullin Building ? The Arts and Administration (later McMullin Building) at the UON Callaghan Campus at Shortland opened its doors to staff and students in 1965, becoming a central hub of the newly autonomous University of Newcastle (Australia). Over the subsequent 55 years, many thousands of people have … More Do you have Memories of the McMullin Building ?
Birdwood Park has again made it into the news this week with the Transport NSW plan to chop down four fig trees on the corner of Stewart Avenue and King Street to create a left-turn slip lane. To assist researchers and community help understand the history of this issue, we have provided a set of … More Birdwood Park Newcastle (N.S.W.) History
We are pleased to advise that historic Segenhoe Flats (c1937) at 50 Wolfe St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2038) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people The building is early Inter War Art Deco building, designed by Emil Sodersten, one of Australia’s first … More Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)
We are pleased to advise that historic Toll Cottage (formerly Rose Cottage) 51 Bolton St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2032) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people of Newcastle. After so many years and so much analysis, research and negotiation to have Toll … More Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. In May 2016 the University Archives in Cultural Collections took possession of a set of notebook diaries of William John Turton, local cabinet maker, engineer and business man. Born at the Wheatsheaf Inn, at Hexham … More The Haunted Swamp: The Mystery of the Hexham Bunyip
On 13 January 2020 UON students from EDUC4809: Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building class participated in a seminar at GLAMx Lab at the Auchmuty Library. Cultural collections staff provided information about the GLAM sector, digitisation and digital platforms, and other online sources and historical research tips. Sources associated with Raymond Terrace were examined … More Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building
How did you observe ANZAC Day @ home 2020? We are documenting people’s participation in Anzac Day @ HOME in the Hunter Region during the COVID-19 Lock-down 2020. Given this year’s public Anzac Day ceremonies have been banned across the nation, many communities have responded by deciding to more-or-less democratise the commemoration of Anzac Day. … More ANZAC@HOME 2020
Margaret Roseland Illukol was born in 1955 in Karimojong, a remote region in the north east of Uganda. Her given name was Illukol and she was referred to as a ‘Child of the Karimojong tribe’; a nomadic hunter tribe. Margaret was attacked by a hyena in 1963 that left her with significant facial disfiguration. Following … More Remembering Margaret Illukol (c.1955 – 2015)
Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action Lessons from History: Can Newcastle and the Hunter & Central Coast Regions help in the fight against COVID-19? History repeats, and now is the time for our past achievements to help the world confronted with new challenges. The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association’s story of “Fortress Newcastle” is one … More Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action
The Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-1920 struck Newcastle and the lower Hunter between March and September, 1919. During that time the disease claimed 494 lives in the district. Planning for the necessity of responding to the epidemic began before the disease’s arrival. An Influenza Committee was set up, and when the first cases appeared in … More Spanish Flu and Newcastle 1919: What can we learn today?