Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Vera Deacon, historian and the University of Newcastle’s great philanthropist, has been awarded the Freeman of the City of Newcastle, (that she renamed the Freewoman of the City of Newcastle) at a special ceremony held in her honour on the 25 September 2019. Attended by hundreds of friends, acquaintances and admirers, Vera accepted the award … More Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Goodbye to our friend and colleague Russell Rigby

It is with great sadness that we convey to you, the news that Russell Rigby, our Coal River Working Party/Hunter Living Histories friend and colleague, passed away this morning, 28 September 2019, at 1:30am. He leaves a gap in our lives that cannot be filled, and in the words of HLH colleague Mr. Robert Watson, … More Goodbye to our friend and colleague Russell Rigby

The Store Oral History Project – NOW ONLINE

The Store Oral History Project is now available on-line at Livinghistories@UON   The Store Oral History Project is a collection of stories gathered from members of the Newcastle community in 2019, sharing their thoughts and memories of the Store. We thank all of the interviewees and those who have contributed in other ways, such as sharing … More The Store Oral History Project – NOW ONLINE

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