Joy Cummings – “Words were not important – love has its own language” – A tribute to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

Joy Cummings (1923-2003) left a great legacy of her years of leadership as Lord Mayor of our city, she entered politics as an environmental campaigner and had a vision for the city of Newcastle, she was able to transform into a people-friendly city. TIMELINE Born at Ramsgate, Sydney, in December 1923. Joined the Labor Party … More Joy Cummings – “Words were not important – love has its own language” – A tribute to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

Mapping the Aerial Photographic Archive

If you have Google Earth on your computer you can download a .KMZ file of aerial photographs from Camberwell overlayed on to a modern Google map. You can download Google Earth Pro here. Camberwell – Run 1C, 1967 (126MB)  Download .KMZ File HERE Camberwell – Run 2C, 1967 (117MB)  Download .KMZ File HERE Camberwell – Run 3C, 1967 (151MB)  Download … More Mapping the Aerial Photographic Archive

Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW

The following overlays are of Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter region, showing the location of the early Homestead and extant buildings, nearby creek, roads and evidence of other possible structures. We have assembled some aerial photographs, maps and plan overlays on Google earth,  and specifically enlarged the section of Ravensworth Homestead to find out what … More Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW

Aerial Photographs – Camberwell & Muswellbrook, NSW

Photograph – CAMBERWELL-01-1967-R004C-1481-5198 These aerial photograph refer to the Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia, taken in 1958 and 1967. The original photographs are located in Boxes C3014 and C3016 in Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle.  Many thanks to Michael Paver who digitised these photographs at high resolution. Over 700 aerial … More Aerial Photographs – Camberwell & Muswellbrook, NSW

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

BHP Coal Geology Plans

This BHP Coal Geology plan set was donated to the Geology Department at University of Newcastle by BHP Coal Geology, in the early 1960s. The plans were transferred to Cultural Collections and stored in archives at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle (2012), together with other archival material from the Geology Department. We wish to … More BHP Coal Geology Plans