The Pender Archive represents the surviving work of three generations of Pender Family architects, based in Maitland, New South Wales (Australia) and is one of the largest and most comprehensive architectural collections in the country. A listing of all surviving plans and specifications relating to approximately 3000 projects across the Hunter Valley Region, New … More What’s in the Pender Archive?
For Mental Health Week 2021 we are sharing photos from Special Collections at the Univerity Library of a mental health site in Newcastle. The James Fletcher Hospital commemorates 150 years in October 2021. It is the longest established mental health site in continuous use in NSW. We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands … More Mental Health Milestone – 150 years
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley Video Series A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley is a four part video series presenting the Wonnarua People’s stories relating to the Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter … More A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead
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 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
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 ?
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)
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 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
(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 16 December 2014) HISTORIC MILITARY BARRACKS (Adapted from thesis “Here is an asylum open . . . Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014”) By Dr Ann Hardy Newcastle’s former military barracks are located in the heart of … More Newcastle Military Barracks
1870 Tree of Knowledge 1878 Bellevue Hotel 1882 School of Arts 1888 Castlemaine Brewery 1889 Wickham Council 1889 Bank Corner 1892 Infants School 1898 Co-op Store (east) 1904 Public School 1910 Co-op Store (middle) 1913 Lass O’Gowrie Hotel 1914 Co-op Store (west) 1922 Albion Hotel 1938 Dairy Farmers The following sources relating to Wickham School … More Wickham School of Arts- sources