Fraternal Societies Collection Digital Exhibition

  By Dr Amir Moghdam Conservator, University Library About the Project The University of Newcastle Library Special Collections is making its fraternal societies collection available online. The collection is named after its donor Dr Bob James. Since 2015, a small project team made up of Special Collections staff collaborating with student project officers have documented, re-housed and digitised … More Fraternal Societies Collection Digital Exhibition

Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

You are welcome to visit the “150th Anniversary of the Newcastle Eight Hour Day” Exhibition and Library until Friday 6 December, 2019. WHERE: 406\408 King Street, Newcastle. Hunter Unions Building level 2 WHEN: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, until 6 December. The Eight Hour Committee was the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council (Hunter Workers). By Rod Noble The … More Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

Fraternal Societies – Secretive, Biblical and Fantastic Show-Offs

Fraternal Societies – Secretive, Biblical and Fantastic Show-Offs By Dr Bob James [This is a the web version of a presentation delivered at the meeting of the Hunter Living Histories, 1 April 2019 at NewSpace] I’m supposed to start with a joke. This is the best I can do. [2] Please note my web site … More Fraternal Societies – Secretive, Biblical and Fantastic Show-Offs