WICKHAM SCHOOL OF ARTS By Lesley Gent A Committee was formed in December 1880 to look into the viability of a School of Arts at Wickham for the benefit of its citizens (1). With the full support of the residents a fund raising then began almost immediately after the extremely generous donation of a block … More Wickham School of Arts
Toll, or Rose Cottage is a mysterious little cottage nestled inside the modern footprint of the Family Law Court in Bolton Street Newcastle. Its quaint size and simple shape immediately calls to mind the convict era cottage structures that you find have survived all over Battery Point in Hobart. Could this little place … More FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?
Pharmacy, Royal Newcastle Hospital. Courtesy Cultural Collections Thanks to Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute (HPMI) for sharing the following video presentations of ‘A Hospital in Newcastle 1817-2017’ one-day seminar at HMRI on 11 November, 2017. The following presentation Videos and PDF’s are available at the HPMI website – VIEW HERE THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE & THE … More Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-2017 – hosted by Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute, 11 November, 2017
Just to make it a little more easier searching for titles of articles published in the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society we have linked to an online index of articles and abstracts Vol 1 (1901) – Vol 90 (2004) – http://www2.rahs.org.au/RAHS%20Mastersite/jrahs.htm And digitised an index of Articles, Authors, and Illustrations, contained … More Indexes to the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base at Williamtown opened in 1941 and was chosen due to the optimal position to the coast and Sydney. Since then the base has transformed from a few sandy dunes to being heavily developed which has had numerous environmental impacts with the most recent contamination scandal being at the RAAF … More Environmental impacts of RAAF Williamtown
The complete work documenting the historic legacy of The Store, and a 1988 exhibition created by The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop in the Newcastle Regional Museum is now online. We thank the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop for permission to share the full digital scan of the entire work freely to the wider community. The Store : a … More The Store: a Co-operative Phenomenon by the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop (1988)
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