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)
(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
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
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?
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
“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.”
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