DIY Newcastle East Women’s History Walk​

This DIY history walk was researched by Jude Conway, on the suggestion of the Newcastle women’s group AWE and the Gender, Generation and Culture Network at the University of Newcastle. The walk tells stories of Awabakal women, the first Newcastle women’s surf club in 1908 and International Women’s Day marches. Some of the women highlighted … More DIY Newcastle East Women’s History Walk​

Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

A nomination to have ‘Newcastle Recreation Reserve’ (also known at King Edward Park) is currently on public exhibition for consideration to the State Heritage Register of  NSW. In 2012 a small dedicated group the ‘Government Domain committee’ submitted a State Heritage Register (SHR) nomination to the Office of Environment and Heritage. The Heritage Council of … More Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

Coal River Precinct seeks National Heritage Listing

  The following newspaper article Coal River’s Heritage seeks National Heritage Listing by Michael McGowan  was published in the Newcastle Herald 20 February 2017. The Coal River precinct is already on the State Heritage Register and this current revised nomination is yet another attempt to have the area nationally recognised. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE We are the … More Coal River Precinct seeks National Heritage Listing

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