Proposed development on the Convict Lumber Yard

DA 08/1160 SECTION 60 APPLICATION-CONVICT LUMBER YARD STOCKADE SITE, 90-88 SCOTT STREET NEWCASTLE SHR 01537 We would like to express our concern at the proposed development application (DA 08/1160) currently before Newcastle City Council for the Convict Lumber Yard Site. We recommend that it remain open space and free of development. The University of Newcastle’s … More Proposed development on the Convict Lumber Yard

National Nomination Mark II

A National Nomination for the Coal River (Mulubinba) Cultural Landscape was prepared by Ann Hardy and her international team including Amir Rezapour Mogadam (Conservator), Dene Hawken (Awabakal Descendent), Doug Lithgow (President, Park and Playgrounds Movement Inc), Roslyn Kerr (Geologist), Barbara Heaton (Newcastle City Council) and Gionni Di Gravio (University Archivist and Chair) for the Coal … More National Nomination Mark II

Coal River Working Party – Annual Report 2008

Our overall objective for the year has been to actively research and promote Newcastle’s history, assist in the preparatory celebrations of the 2009 Sesquicentenary of the formation of the Borough of Newcastle on 7 June 2009 and support the Newcastle City Council’s unanimously adopted Coal River Heritage Precinct Interpretation plan (Pizzey Report). With the farewell … More Coal River Working Party – Annual Report 2008

Journey to the Centre of Nobbys

The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party have begun the search for the long lost gun powder chambers that secretly lie within the Nobbys Headland. The following document outlines the story. 1854, July 18th. New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. Nobby’s Island. Laid upon the Council Table by … More Journey to the Centre of Nobbys

Coal River Precinct – One of Nation’s Prime Sites

ABC Newcastle (Newcastle) Day Shift -18/03/2008 – 02:00 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Producer: Jeannette McMahon Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, Newcastle University Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses the soon to be released Coal River Precinct Walk, the draft plan of management for the Coal River Precinct, and its implications for the future of … More Coal River Precinct – One of Nation’s Prime Sites

Welcome to the Coal River Working Party

Welcome. The University of Newcastle, Australia originally formed the Coal River Working Party in February 2003. The Party aims to protect Newcastle’s culturally important landmarks that were placed on the NSW Heritage Register. The overall vision is to create an Interpretive Centre and Heritage Park to express Newcastle’s unique Aboriginal, convict and industrial heritage and … More Welcome to the Coal River Working Party