The Rise and Fall of the Newcomen-street Corporation Baths: Newcastle’s White Elephant

Ashleigh Duncan, Intern University of Sydney, Museum and Heritage Studies The secret pool hidden beneath City Arcade in Newcastle has been a topic of conversation that is renewed almost yearly since 2012 when Barney Langford[1] wrote an article for the ABC about the history of the site. The baths reside on Awabakal land, and while … More The Rise and Fall of the Newcomen-street Corporation Baths: Newcastle’s White Elephant

Do you have Memories of the McMullin Building ?

  What are your Memories of the McMullin Building ? The Arts and Administration (later McMullin Building) at the UON Callaghan Campus at Shortland opened its doors to staff and students in 1965, becoming a central hub of the newly autonomous University of Newcastle (Australia). Over the subsequent 55 years, many thousands of people have … More Do you have Memories of the McMullin Building ?

Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)

We are pleased to advise that historic Segenhoe Flats (c1937) at 50 Wolfe St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2038) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people The building is early Inter War Art Deco building, designed by Emil Sodersten, one of Australia’s first … More Segenhoe Flats listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)

Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)

We are pleased to advise that historic Toll Cottage (formerly Rose Cottage) 51 Bolton St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2032) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people of Newcastle. After so many years and so much analysis, research and negotiation to have Toll … More Congratulations Toll Cottage listed on State Heritage Register (SHR)

The Wangi Power Station Project

The Wangi Power Station Project The Wangi Power Station Project is a project conceived and led by the University of Newcastle’s Professor Michael Chapman in the School of Architecture and Built Environment. The project aims to establish innovative methods for recording and disseminating industrial heritage through a multidimensional mapping of the architecture of Wangi Power … More The Wangi Power Station Project

Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

The Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project was launched at the Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street, Newcastle on Tuesday 13 November 2018.  Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the UON’s IT Innovation Team were in involved in creating the VR experience, along with UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio and others in the community. Hunter Living Histories … More Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

Mapping the Aerial Photographic Archive

If you have Google Earth on your computer you can download a .KMZ file of aerial photographs from Camberwell overlayed on to a modern Google map. You can download Google Earth Pro here. Camberwell – Run 1C, 1967 (126MB)  Download .KMZ File HERE Camberwell – Run 2C, 1967 (117MB)  Download .KMZ File HERE Camberwell – Run 3C, 1967 (151MB)  Download … More Mapping the Aerial Photographic Archive

Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW

The following overlays are of Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter region, showing the location of the early Homestead and extant buildings, nearby creek, roads and evidence of other possible structures. We have assembled some aerial photographs, maps and plan overlays on Google earth,  and specifically enlarged the section of Ravensworth Homestead to find out what … More Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW