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

FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

    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?

NEWYhistory App

  The NEWYhistory App is available to Download for FREE on GOOGLE PLAY or APPLE STORE . The NEWYhistory App was officially launched at NewSpace Campus on Monday 6th November at the Hunter Living Histories meeting. In March 2017 Jarred Casely (UON educ. student) was engaged on the project and created the digital architecture for … More NEWYhistory App

Landcare Australia: Newcastle Foreshore Landscape and Urban Design Competition – 1982

“This competition for Newcastle is to produce a design in harmony with the opportunities and constraints upon the site; realistic and capable of implementation by the Council; enriching to the urban fabric of the city in contemporary terms yet recapturing the flavour of Newcastle’s illustrious past.”    

Newcastle East: Hunter 2000: Supplement No. 2 – 1974

  The Objects of the National Trust as exemplified in its publication Hunter 2000 are: To make conservation an integral part of planning in the Hunter Region. To ensure that historic buildings and urban areas of special quality are conserved. To ensure the provision of adequate open space in urban areas. To protect distinctive landscapes. … More Newcastle East: Hunter 2000: Supplement No. 2 – 1974

Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

On the 19-20 April 2017, members of the University’s Hunter Living Histories presented an overview of twenty years of work creating the 3D Virtual Newcastle Time Machine at the Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference in Brisbane. The proceedings for the digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Brisbane conference are now available online at: https://digitalculturalheritageconference.com/proceedings/ The … More Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

The Southon Family of Builders

The Southon Family of Builders: Biographical Notes, Photographs and Newspaper articles. Transcribed and Compiled by Denise Porter (7.2MB PDF File) FREE DOWNLOAD Denise Porter has transcribed and compiled information relating to the Southon Family of builders, responsible for the construction of a number of notable buildings across the Hunter Region and beyond. She has decided … More The Southon Family of Builders

Carrington Pump House

The illustrations above come from Thesis 608 held in the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (Auchmuty Library). John Gibson was on 1233 ABC Radio this morning (8 October 2016) announcing the heritage nomination for the Carrington Pumphouse and the historic hydraulic works established in Newcastle in 1877. We were surprised to find that it had … More Carrington Pump House