Missing Piece of Historic 1906 Newcastle Panorama Found After 115 Years

A possible missing piece to a historic panorama of glass negative plate photographs taken in 1906 by renown Newcastle photographer Ralph Snowball has come to light in Melbourne after 115 years. Robert Watson noticed the set of images posted on the Lost Newcastle Facebook Group by a retired Associate Professor from the University of Melbourne, … More Missing Piece of Historic 1906 Newcastle Panorama Found After 115 Years

Tips & Techniques for Dating Historical Photographs

Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) in association with WEA Sydney Workshop: Tips and Techniques for Dating Historic Photographs 25 August 2021 11:00 AM – 1PM Presenter: Mr Gionni Di Gravio, OAM Archivist, Special Collections, Auchmuty Library University of Newcastle (Australia) DOWNLOAD Handout – Tips and Techniques for Dating Historic Photographs-GDG   Introduction and Acknowledgement of … More Tips & Techniques for Dating Historical Photographs

Alexander Galloway (1876 – 1945) – Newcastle Composer

ABC Newcastle (Newcastle) Day Shift – 14/08/2007 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan (Originally posted Wednesday, 1 August, 2007 on UONCC WordPress) Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses the life and musical compositions of Alexander Galloway, a Novocastrian composer who penned hundreds of songs over a seven year period including A Song for Newcastle … More Alexander Galloway (1876 – 1945) – Newcastle Composer

‘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

ARCHIVAL CHATS – Series of Chapbooks exploring the UON’s Special Collections & Archives

Archival Chats A Series of Chapbooks exploring the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections & GLAMx Lab Archives By Jasmin Thompson Jasmin Thompson is an emerging writer passionate about poetry, zines and experimental non-fiction. Her work often focuses on Australian culture with particular emphasis on the trivial details that make our individual experiences so unique. This … More ARCHIVAL CHATS – Series of Chapbooks exploring the UON’s Special Collections & Archives

“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories & Joseph Lycett

Last week Tony and I were invited by Richard Neville (Mitchell Librarian, Director Engagement) to the vault at the Mitchell Library to film and talk about 3 extraordinary artifacts associated with Newcastle’s history. Firstly, Macquarie’s Chest, one of two commissioned by Commander Wallis in 1819 to curry favour with Govenor Macquarie, such a gorgeous and … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories & Joseph Lycett

“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com  It was such a joy to hang out with Prof John Maynard last week to get a fascinating insight into the work of Joseph Lycett. John, a proud Worimi man wrote True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett’s Art and I can’t recommend it enough.  It is … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva” Project – Florence Austral (1892-1968) was a world renowned singer and performed in Opera Houses around the world during the early 20th century. She taught singing at the Newcastle Conservatorium (now part of UON) from 1954 until 1959. The Florence Austral Society is collaborating with City of Newcastle and … More “Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”