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

FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

    Toll, or Rose Cottage is a mysterious little cottage nestled inside the modern footprint of the Family Law Court in Bolton Street Newcastle. Its quaint size and simple shape immediately calls to mind the convict era cottage structures that you find have survived all over Battery Point in Hobart. Could this little place … More FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visits the historic sites of Newcastle and Beyond

On the 6th October 2017  the University of Newcastle (Australia)’s Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visited the historic sites of Newcastle. Under the supervision of Dr Bernadette Drabsch, the students were introduced to a variety of important places on a walking tour including Christ Church Cathedral, the former Parsonage site, the … More Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visits the historic sites of Newcastle and Beyond

NEWYhistory App

  The NEWYhistory App is available to Download for FREE on GOOGLE PLAY or APPLE STORE . The NEWYhistory App was officially launched at NewSpace Campus on Monday 6th November at the Hunter Living Histories meeting. In March 2017 Jarred Casely (UON educ. student) was engaged on the project and created the digital architecture for … More NEWYhistory App

COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: PATRICK COLLINS AND DENNIS DONOVAN

CASE 11: PATRICK COLLINS AND DENNIS DONOVAN PART ONE: MOTHER MATHERS CREEK The Hawkesbury’s final bay is a quintessence of white beaches and small islands whose water sparkles even on cloudy days. Upstream this turns from ultramarine blue to the colour of weak tea, but still clear to the bottom. The banks become thick with … More COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: PATRICK COLLINS AND DENNIS DONOVAN

Wreck of the Cawarra, at Newcastle (Illustrated Sydney News 16th August 1866)

THE RECENT GALE THE first premonition of the storm was felt on the morning of the 11th ult; : the barometer became very unsettled, and heavy banked clouds along the eastern horizon became heavier as the day wore on, until about two o’clock, when the wind, shifted from W. to S. and E., and the … More Wreck of the Cawarra, at Newcastle (Illustrated Sydney News 16th August 1866)