Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

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 Future Past” – UON Archivist

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

Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

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)

Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?

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?

Rock Art as a Contextual Archive

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

Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)

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)