Maitland Floods in 1864

    THE FLOOD AT MAITLAND. (From Illustrated Sydney News 16 July 1864 p.4) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63512023 The tendency of the Hunter River to overflow its banks has always been a source of anxiety to the residents in its vicinity. Three times during the current year have they suffered from those visitations, the most disastrous being that … More Maitland Floods in 1864

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

Three (formerly) Unidentified Scenes of Newcastle (c.1878)

This post was created on the 3 September 2018 in response to email below, to assist our colleagues at NSW State Archives and Records to identify and date a number of Newcastle images in their collection. See comments below for discussion relating to the dating of the images. Thanks for your help! “Date: Monday, 3 … More Three (formerly) Unidentified Scenes of Newcastle (c.1878)

Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Robert Watson, a local researcher, and member of the University’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative team, recently identified a number of images taken from acclaimed photographer Ralph Snowball on glass negatives, which were not necessarily taken at the same time, but as they appeared to be taken from the same high vantage point attempted to create … More Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

  Newcastle as it looked in 1893 features in a number of glass negative images taken by photographer Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. They were recently located online by researcher Matt Ward as being held at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Search the George Washington Wilson & Co. Archive here: … More Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

Tom and Glenda Jones have kindly donated three framed engravings to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections, originally published in the Town and Country Journal, and depicting Newcastle in 1872, 1889 and 1891 respectively. We have digitised them at 600dpi for closer inspection below. Click on each of the images to view the higher resolution … More Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive

  Over 200 glass negatives from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive were recently digitised by volunteers and students in the GLAMx Digitisation Lab. The archive was transferred to Cultural Collections and stored in archives at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, together with other archival material from the Cocking family. VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC … More Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive