INVITE Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Exhibition

You are invited to the launch of the Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Exhibition at Special Collections (Auchmuty Library) Callaghan Campus on Wednesday 23 March, 2-3 pm. Dr Bob James has prepared the following blog post associated with the upcoming exhibition and we sincerely thank him for his contribution. A selection of items from the … More INVITE Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Exhibition

Aboriginal breastplate ‘Sandy, Chief of Coringori’

During January 2022 Dr Alison Clark from National Museums Scotland contacted HLH, she is conducting provenance research on a brass breastplate in their collection.  Dr Clark would like to find out more about the individual who was given the breastplate, and asks who gave it to him, and how the breastplate came to Scotland. “The … More Aboriginal breastplate ‘Sandy, Chief of Coringori’

Call for blog posts – Fringe Histories

This project Calls for blog posts on Hunter Living Histories website. If you are a student, alumni or academic we invite you to contribute a blog post to Hunter Living Histories website on themes reflecting diversity, our marginalised communities and lost histories on the fringe of research, using Special Collections resources. Some of our online … More Call for blog posts – Fringe Histories

Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

  Presentation Newcastle Time Ball at November Hunter Living Histories Meeting – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle) Bob Donnelly kindly loaned the following sources to Special Collections to share with the wider community. As an Engineer he worked on the reinstatement of the time Ball at Newcastle’s former Customs House in 1988. A … More Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

History Week 2021 online event

Special Collections ‘From the Ground up’ : exploring regional heritage collections    Join us for History Week 2021 where the University Library’s Special Collection team will share some of their favourite items from the university’s archives and collections. The University Library is home to the historical and cultural memory of the University and its regional context. During the … More History Week 2021 online event

Life and Times of the University Of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal Nation, Darkinung Nation, Biripai Nation, Worimi Nation, Wonnarua Nation and Eora Nation.   1800 – 1820 Ourimbah is Established – Pre University days- 1800s Establishment of the township of Ourimbah. The name of Ourimbah was universally adopted for … More Life and Times of the University Of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus

‘Story of Middleton’ – First Chaplain at Newcastle, NSW in 1821

At the March Hunter Living Histories meeting Dr Ian Eckford presented the ‘Story of Middleton’ – 200 year anniversary of the first Chaplain at Newcastle, New South Wales. Wednesday, 10 March 2021 marked 200 years since George Augustus Middleton was appointed as the first resident Chaplain to the convict settlement of Newcastle. Dr Eckford also … More ‘Story of Middleton’ – First Chaplain at Newcastle, NSW in 1821

Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts

Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts – Air Force Association NSW An initiative by RAAFA NSW to capture the recollections and experiences of both retired and serving Air Force personnel. Full Podcast description and downloads AVAILABLE HERE “The Royal Australian Air Force in person 1921 – 2021 Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts. This is a series of podcasts … More Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts

Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which our compuses are located, as well as other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn. Project Description and Context The University archives already has a substantial listing of sources relating to … More Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s