Victoria Theatre (1891) VR – technical reconstruction

In 2018 the Victoria Theatre VR project was created. The University’s IT Services’ Innovation Team (ITSIT) was responsible for the technical side of the project, including creating the 3D model of the theatre, an animated performance on the stage, and custom virtual reality (VR) software for the project. Archival plans and other historic records provided … More Victoria Theatre (1891) VR – technical reconstruction

Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

On 13 January 2020 UON students from EDUC4809: Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building class participated in a seminar at GLAMx Lab at the Auchmuty Library. Cultural collections staff provided information about the GLAM sector, digitisation and digital platforms, and other online sources and historical research tips. Sources associated with Raymond Terrace were examined … More Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

“Dawn in the Valley” Author Walter Allan Wood Research Papers

Walter Allan Wood was the author of Dawn in the Valley The Early History of the Hunter Valley Settlement, the seminal work on the history of the Hunter Valley published in 1972. In 2009 The University of Newcastle Archives in Cultural Collections took custody of Wood’s personal papers. It was a condition of Wood’s will … More “Dawn in the Valley” Author Walter Allan Wood Research Papers

Our Regional World 50 Years Ago

University of Newcastle ‘Multi-platform Journalism'(CMNS3333) students have recreated from original footage and written scripts from January 1970 News items and Roving Eye stories that went to air on NBN Television 50 years ago. (Note: exception of the footage recorded in 2020 in GLAMx Lab read from the original scripts by Ray Dinneen) ‘ORIGINAL NEWS REPORTS … More Our Regional World 50 Years Ago

Turner’s ‘Truly Australian’ postcards!

Dr. Amir Mogadam, Paige Wright In Australia in 1906, the postcard industry was booming. J. A. Turner’s paintings were popular and commonly reproduced by Australian publishers. “The Enemy” (left image) from the Allan Family Postcard Collection is one example. It is a reproduction of Turner’s larger (100.3x 151.1 cm) oil on canvas painting titled “On Guard” (1892) … More Turner’s ‘Truly Australian’ postcards!

NFSA Digital Directions 2019 – The future of digital culture

On November 14 – 15, 2019 I attended the 5th annual Digital Directions symposium ‘The future of digital culture’ 2-day symposium hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) Canberra. International and Australian specialists working with cultural collections, digital technologies and interactive experiences contributed knowledge and spoke about some extraordinary projects. A pre-symposium Digital Preservation … More NFSA Digital Directions 2019 – The future of digital culture

Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

Wallsend medical and health history is being kept alive through a newly curated display of objects and memorabilia from the former Wallsend Hospital Museum. This was in collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and the Andrew Nash Clinic. We acknowledge and congratulate Ashlea Oliver on her curatorial work as a final year Bachelor … More Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

You are welcome to visit the “150th Anniversary of the Newcastle Eight Hour Day” Exhibition and Library until Friday 6 December, 2019. WHERE: 406\408 King Street, Newcastle. Hunter Unions Building level 2 WHEN: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, until 6 December. The Eight Hour Committee was the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council (Hunter Workers). By Rod Noble The … More Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

“Islands of the Insane” – our records, perceptions and the lost voices from the ‘asylum’

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 4 December 2014) Paper presented at the Australian Archives Conference ‘Archives on the Edge’ University of Newcastle Tasmania, Australia 18-21 August 2015 ABSTRACT- This article examines the mental health records from the ‘Newcastle Asylum for Imbecile and Idiot’ (1871-1900) held at Archives … More “Islands of the Insane” – our records, perceptions and the lost voices from the ‘asylum’