How did you observe ANZAC Day @ home 2020? We are documenting people’s participation in Anzac Day @ HOME in the Hunter Region during the COVID-19 Lock-down 2020. Given this year’s public Anzac Day ceremonies have been banned across the nation, many communities have responded by deciding to more-or-less democratise the commemoration of Anzac Day. … More ANZAC@HOME 2020

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Remembrance Day 2019

Fort Scratchley Historical Society (FSHS), Alliance Francaise de Newcastle, the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and KRD print have compiled a film of historic photographs that were illuminated on the fort walls on Sunday 10 November, 2019.  The creative team included John Cronin (UON Work Integrated Learning student) with Dr Heather Sharp (UON), Beth Preston … More Remembrance Day 2019

Duty with Honour – The War Service of L/Sgt Max Arkell

Max Kenneth Dick Arkell, a Newcastle man, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on the 13th of July 1915 at Liverpool, NSW. As a Private in the 30th Battalion (Newcastle’s Own),  he undertook formal training at Holsworthy Barracks. Embarking at Circular Quay on the 9th of November, Max sailed on the Troopship HMAT Beltana for … More Duty with Honour – The War Service of L/Sgt Max Arkell