Visual Index to Hunter Valley Aerial Photographs

Lachlan Wetherall, in a digital project similar to his historical maps visual index, where he created a visual index to hundreds of our subdivsion plans located in flickr, has now put together another index to the aerial photography that has been recently digitised by our volunteer Jessica Waugh in the GLAMx Digitisation Lab from the … More Visual Index to Hunter Valley Aerial Photographs

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

Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

On the 19-20 April 2017, members of the University’s Hunter Living Histories presented an overview of twenty years of work creating the 3D Virtual Newcastle Time Machine at the Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference in Brisbane. The following paper “Newcastle Time Machine A multidisciplinary approach to digital cultural heritage” by Hardy, A, di Gravio … More Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

Convocation Lectures 1980 – 1999

By Angelique Carr Seventeen tracks featuring Convocation Lectures over two decades have just been uploaded to the Cultural Collections SoundCloud. These recordings were found in the University of Newcastle’s Oral History Collection. The playlist includes Dinner Speeches, Public Lectures and Inaugural Lectures. Highlights include the 1994 Newcastle Lecture by Thomas Keneally, who was recorded being briefed … More Convocation Lectures 1980 – 1999

State-of-the-Art Digital Platform Brings History to Life: Launch of Living Histories @ UON

State-of-the-Art Digital Platform Brings History to Life Launch of Living Histories @ UON http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/ Friday 24 February 2017 10:30am in Videoconferencing Room, Level 3, Auchmuty Library The University of Newcastle Library is the first Australian institution to roll out a new online platform bringing history to life: Living Histories @ UON. Living Histories @ UON, … More State-of-the-Art Digital Platform Brings History to Life: Launch of Living Histories @ UON

General View of Cessnock (Panorama)

Mr Robert Watson, a researcher with the Hunter (Living) Histories Initiative has stitched the following three photos of Cessnock together to make a single image, a panorama of Cessnock. https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8556463882/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8555353613/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8555354267/ The three images are labelled General View, Cessnock No. 1, 2, 3 and form part of the archives of the Coalfields Heritage Group, … More General View of Cessnock (Panorama)

The Digital Panopticon – Reassembling Australia’s Convict Archive Online

This presentation by Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart at the 2015 National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists was one of the most exciting and thought provoking explorations of what can be done with archival records and modern digital technology. A trans-disciplinary collaboration of archivists, historians, IT experts, community organisations and volunteers. Keynote Address 2 by … More The Digital Panopticon – Reassembling Australia’s Convict Archive Online

3D Virtual Hunter Project: The Scott’s Homestead on Ash Island

There has been an ongoing and growing interest in the life and work of the Scott Sisters of Ash Island. Harriet (1830-1907) and Helena (1832-1910) Scott were the talented daughters of Alexander Walker Scott (1800-1883) and his wife Harriet (c.1802/3 – 1866). I have assembled everything to date (i.e. September 2014) that I can find … More 3D Virtual Hunter Project: The Scott’s Homestead on Ash Island

Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle

  The aerial view of Newcastle by Milton Kent,  located in TROVE, and reproduced above was originally published in The Australasian on the 22nd June 1929 page 71, and appears to come from the same set of original glass negatives reproduced below. This may provide some evidence to the dating of at least some of … More Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle

NEWYhistory – App

The NEWYhistory App will be officially launched at the Hunter Living Histories November meeting.  In March 2017 Jarred Casely (UON educ. student) was engaged on the project and created the digital architecture for the app.  We thank Jarred for his professionalism and technical expertise in getting the App to completion. The NEWYhistory App is FREE … More NEWYhistory – App