“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’

“. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014 now online

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 1 August 2014) Dr Ann Hardy’s thesis  ““. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014″ on the national significance of the former James Fletcher Hospital site is available … More “. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014 now online

Newcastle ‘Girls’ – Chaos and Mayhem in the City

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 28 June 2013) Local Treasures 1233ABC Radio- 28 October 2014 Presenter: Carol Duncan Interviewees: Ann Hardy & Jane Ison The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party and the National Trust of Australia (NSW) have been strong advocates of the historic Newcastle … More Newcastle ‘Girls’ – Chaos and Mayhem in the City

Miss Hayes and The Great Northern Hotel Album

Agnes Bridget/Beatrice Mary Hayes was born in 1853 in Tipperary, Ireland. She came to Australia on 29th April 1854 as an assisted immigrant on the “Merchantman” with her parents Cornelius Hayes and Honora Hayes (nee Kennedy), with three siblings; Mary Ann, Honoria, and Joseph. By 1856 the Hayes family were living in Maitland N.S.W and … More Miss Hayes and The Great Northern Hotel Album

EXHIBITION “Dandelion: The words and images of Josiah Cocking”

You are invited to the following Exhibition showcasing historic images from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive. To VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC Flickr or Livinghistories@UON Josiah Cocking’s Diaries are available to view online – HERE DANDELION: The words and images of Josiah Cocking WHEN – The exhibition will run from February 6 until March 3, … More EXHIBITION “Dandelion: The words and images of Josiah Cocking”

Wilson Harold Maze Photographic Collection

These Photographs were scanned from glass lantern slides from the Wilson Harold Maze Collection. Wilson Harold Maze, (1911-1985) was a lecturer in Geography and Administrator at the University of Sydney. He donated this collection, depicting images of the Lower Hunter in the early 1930’s, to Professor Cyril Renwick at the Hunter Valley Research Foundation in … More Wilson Harold Maze Photographic Collection