Coal River Precinct National Nomination (revised 2017)

A revised ‘Coal River Precinct’ National Nomination was submitted today by the UON’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative after the Minister for the Environment and Energy called for nominations for the assessment period 2017-18. Nominations have been submitted to have ‘Coal River’ nationally recognised since 2007.  The nomination contains substantial historical evidence required to prove that the … More Coal River Precinct National Nomination (revised 2017)

Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

  Supercars Australia, Destination NSW and Newcastle City Council have announced the final circuit for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 car race scheduled for 24-26 November 2017. The flyover can be viewed directly here: http://www.supercars.com/videos/championship/coates-hire-newcastle-500-circuit-flyover/ The approx 2.6 km Newcastle Circuit, promising to be up there with the best in the world, and as scenic … More Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

Coast Australia Series 3 Newcastle & Stockton Episode Screen Date Announced

A broadcast date has been announced for the much anticipated episode of Coast Australia Season 3 featuring Newcastle’s early convict coals mines and Stockton Bight’s majestic natural beauty. Those of you lucky enough to have Foxtel & the History Channel will be able to see Newcastle and Stockton’s early history star in the  Hawkesbury – … More Coast Australia Series 3 Newcastle & Stockton Episode Screen Date Announced

Healthy Cultures: Healthy Communities – a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage and well-being

Cover Image courtesy:  Tantrum Youth Arts  –   ‘Stories in Our Steps’ performed in 2015 (about Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School 1867-71) NEW AND EMERGING CHALLENGES TO HERITAGE AND WELL-BEING ~ a one day conference at Griffith University QLD ~ November 23, 2016 This paper spoke about the UON’s Hunter (Living) Histories Initiative (HHI), and the … More Healthy Cultures: Healthy Communities – a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage and well-being

Walking Tours- Living Newcastle’s History

On Sunday 13 November 2016 the Crime & punishment Walk and Radical Newcastle walks were held in Newcastle. These pilot walks are an initiative of The Centre of 21st Century Humanities and Global Newcastle Network, supported by UON Library’s Cultural Collection. The walks were developed and led by UON historians Dr Nancy Cushing and Dr … More Walking Tours- Living Newcastle’s History

Hey Newcastle, Celebrate More!

See the Newcastle Herald story “Newcastle, you need to celebrate your convict riches more” by Jason Gordon http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3549035/celebrate-more-newcastle/?cs=305 Have a look at our Presentation to the Newcastle City Council in September 2015 detailing efforts since 1969!: https://coalriver.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/publicvoice2015/ Have a look at our 7000 years of achievements here: https://coalriver.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/newcastles-7000-years-of-achievements-before-the-commonwealth/ Direct Link to National Nomination (Mark IV) … More Hey Newcastle, Celebrate More!