Remembrance Day 2019

Fort Scratchley Historical Society (FSHS), Alliance Francaise de Newcastle, the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and KRD print have compiled a film of historic photographs that were illuminated on the fort walls on Sunday 10 November, 2019.  The creative team included John Cronin (UON Work Integrated Learning student) with Dr Heather Sharp (UON), Beth Preston … More Remembrance Day 2019

Story of an Angel

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 23 June 2014) Story of an Angel – History of Newcastle’s mental health service Dr Ann Hardy Recently I was giving a talk at the Newcastle branch of the Australian Federation of Graduate Woman about the history of mental health in Newcastle. … More Story of an Angel

“. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014 now online

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 1 August 2014) Dr Ann Hardy’s thesis  ““. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014″ on the national significance of the former James Fletcher Hospital site is available … More “. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014 now online

Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Vera Deacon, historian and the University of Newcastle’s great philanthropist, has been awarded the Freeman of the City of Newcastle, (that she renamed the Freewoman of the City of Newcastle) at a special ceremony held in her honour on the 25 September 2019. Attended by hundreds of friends, acquaintances and admirers, Vera accepted the award … More Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Goodbye to our friend and colleague Russell Rigby

It is with great sadness that we convey to you, the news that Russell Rigby, our Coal River Working Party/Hunter Living Histories friend and colleague, passed away this morning, 28 September 2019, at 1:30am. He leaves a gap in our lives that cannot be filled, and in the words of HLH colleague Mr. Robert Watson, … More Goodbye to our friend and colleague Russell Rigby

The Store Oral History Project – NOW ONLINE

The Store Oral History Project is now available on-line at Livinghistories@UON   The Store Oral History Project is a collection of stories gathered from members of the Newcastle community in 2019, sharing their thoughts and memories of the Store. We thank all of the interviewees and those who have contributed in other ways, such as sharing … More The Store Oral History Project – NOW ONLINE

RADICALS, RENEGADES & REVOLUTIONARIES

The following ‘Radicals, Renegades and Revolutionaries’ were part of the ‘RAD Newcastle Exhibition – Newcastle & the Hunter through a radical lens’. The exhibition was held at Newcastle Museum in June-August 2017. The Radical Newcastle project was an initiative of the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities and Social Science and is supported by the … More RADICALS, RENEGADES & REVOLUTIONARIES

‘The Store’ Windows- Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary

To celebrate Apollo 11 Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary we are sharing photographs of ‘The Store’ display windows inspired by the landing and designed by Terry Stanmore. Newcastle knows how to celebrate in style! These photos are taken from the 1969 lunar-inspired Spring Fashion Opening at the Newcastle and Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd, known locally as … More ‘The Store’ Windows- Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary