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

Wickham School of Arts Report by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Released

On the 16th May 2016 the Assoc. of Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) Newcastle held a special information day held at the Newcastle Club to discuss a research project of School of Arts/Mechanics’ Institutes in the Newcastle and Hunter Region. We are delighted to announce that Helen Creagh and Gwen Hamilton, representing ADFAS … More Wickham School of Arts Report by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Released

The Archives of “The Store” – The Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd

NEWCASTLE AND SUBURBAN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (NEWCASTLE REGIONAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY) a.k.a. ‘The Store’ ARCHIVES In July 1976 the Newcastle Regional Cooperative (‘The Store’) made its first transfer of business archives for the years 1898 – 1930 to the University Archives in the Auchmuty Library. The University of Newcastle was very fortunate to have received the records … More The Archives of “The Store” – The Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd

Joy Cummings – “Words were not important – love has its own language” – A tribute to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

Joy Cummings (1923-2003) left a great legacy of her years of leadership as Lord Mayor of our city, she entered politics as an environmental campaigner and had a vision for the city of Newcastle, she was able to transform into a people-friendly city. TIMELINE Born at Ramsgate, Sydney, in December 1923. Joined the Labor Party … More Joy Cummings – “Words were not important – love has its own language” – A tribute to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School

If you attended the Newcastle Art School or Teacher’s College from 1969 you may be interested in celebrating with former staff and students for this 50-year reunion of these Newcastle old art institutions. Do you have photographs or memorabilia of Newcastle Art School, TAFE in Hunter Street or Teacher’s College that you’d like to share? You … More 50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School

St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield

The Newcastle Herald has reported that the locally heritage listed landmark of St Columban’s Church at Mayfield is scheduled for demolition, after an engineer reported that the cost of repairs would amount to $6M and heritage consultant Barney Collins has stated that the church is structurally dangerous and unable to save. The Foundation Stone for … More St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield