The author of a travel diary penned in 1855, and held in the University of Newcastle’s Archives for almost half a century has finally been uncovered by a work-integrated-learning student undertaking archival and digitisation duties in the Auchmuty Library’s GLAMx Laboratory. University of Newcastle Bachelor of Arts student, Leah Madigan, began her work integrated learning … More Who Penned the 1855 Travel Diary Aboard The Joshua?
CONTENT WARNING: Child sexual abuse The LOUD SKY Exhibition was held 1 April – 21 May, 2023 at The Lock-Up gallery, Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW. Experience this virtual tour created by University of Newcastle intern Zach Allan, who collaborated with curators Dr Kathleen McPhillips and Rod Pattendon, and team at the Lock-Up to digitise the … More LOUD SKY Exhibition – Virtual Tour
Australian Society of Archivists Conference 2023 We are delighted to announce that the Australian Society of Archivists National Conference 2023 accepted our Conference abstract. It’s called The Immortal Archive, Vita Brevis Ars Longa or how to build resilient memory palaces . The Australian Society of Archivists conferences attract delegates from metropolitan, regional and remote … More The Immortal Archive Accepted For Australian Society of Archivists Conference 2023
Mapping place and (co)use of public spaces in Newcastle by diverse groups for social organising and cohesion Calling all members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Newcastle! Researchers at the University of Newcastle are looking for people aged 18+ to share their experiences of engaging with public spaces in Newcastle. Our research aims to explore how … More Calling all members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Newcastle!
City of Newcastle’s $1 million grants and sponsorships are now open. Community and sporting groups, businesses and tourism and event operators can now apply for close to $1 million of community grants and sponsorship funding from City of Newcastle. Applications are open for projects and initiatives under four categories to support social, cultural, environmental and … More City of Newcastle community grant funding – Now available
One of the most thrilling and most exciting online conferences was the CACHE Living Digital Heritage (LDH) 2021 conference. Hosted by the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE), Macquarie University, this free event ran from 5-7 November 2021. It covered a range of digital methods and their application to heritage-related pursuits, particularly in … More CACHE Living Digital Heritage (LDH) 2021 Conference Now Online
During January 2022 Dr Alison Clark from National Museums Scotland contacted HLH, she is conducting provenance research on a brass breastplate in their collection. Dr Clark would like to find out more about the individual who was given the breastplate, and asks who gave it to him, and how the breastplate came to Scotland. “The … More Aboriginal breastplate ‘Sandy, Chief of Coringori’
Acknowledgement to Country The Chair delivered an acknowledgement of country. This work is conducted in memory, and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. PRESENTATIONS Newcastle Time Ball – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle) PRESENTATION HERE How to use NOVA open access repository -Jennifer Skulander (Research Liaison Librarian) PRESENTATION HERE Perkins … More Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 1 November 2021
Hunter Living Histories Zoom Meeting Hunter Living Histories Meeting held over zoom on Monday 11 October, 2021. 1:00pm – 3:00pm Acknowledgement to Country The Chair delivered an acknowledgement of country. This work is conducted in memory, and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Hunter Living Histories – Presentations and Updates Archaeological … More Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 11 October 2021
For Mental Health Week 2021 we are sharing photos from Special Collections at the Univerity Library of a mental health site in Newcastle. The James Fletcher Hospital commemorates 150 years in October 2021. It is the longest established mental health site in continuous use in NSW. We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands … More Mental Health Milestone – 150 years