‘Empower a Women -Empower a Nation’ International Women’s Day – 2017

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 14 March 2017) International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Newcastle Branch of the Union of Australian Women on 3rd March 2017 at Charlestown Bowling Club with a talk by Ann Hardy. The topic was the Newcastle Industrial Girls School (1867-71) an … More ‘Empower a Women -Empower a Nation’ International Women’s Day – 2017

Local Treasures – Newcastle’s King Edward Park

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 22 April 2014) Newcastle’s King Edward Park Local Treasures ABC1233 radio Broadcast Notes April 2014 By Dr Ann Hardy A research team interested in the history of the Newcastle Government Domain and King Edward Park meet regularly to further research of this … More Local Treasures – Newcastle’s King Edward Park

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