Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

The Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project was launched at the Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street, Newcastle on Tuesday 13 November 2018.  Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the UON’s IT Innovation Team were in involved in creating the VR experience, along with UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio and others in the community. Hunter Living Histories … More Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)

A digital copy of an 8mm film shot of the Maitland Floods from the air has been donated to the Archives of the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library. The archival film was shot by the late JEFFREY ALLEN BURNS (1929-2013) in February 1955, and was donated by his daughter, Jenna Reed … More The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)

Country Report – An NBN Television Archive Production

By Joshua Curley, Digitisation Officer Late last year a project began at the GLAMx Lab to completely digitise, document and eventually make public an entire collection of one program from within the NBN Television Archive. That program was Country Report and it is now available to the public eye. Country Report was a half hour … More Country Report – An NBN Television Archive Production

THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

By Stephen Miller Stephen is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the UON. During Semester 1, 2018 he undertook a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab digitising part of the NBN Television audio-visual footage. Stephen’s knowledge of rail and transport of the region has been invaluable in identifying … More THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

The Dam that Zihni Built

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ybYnpJHKo   This film honours the work of Zihni Buzo (OAM), civil engineer who worked on the Oaky River Dam, NSW in the 1950s. Interview was conducted at Armidale on 15 August 1998 for the Institution of Engineers Newcastle Division Oral History Program. Filmed and narrated by Zihni Buzo, interviewed and directed by Judy Lindsay. … More The Dam that Zihni Built

Aboriginal Heritage of Mount Yengo and the Wollombi Valley

HERITAGE OF THE WOLLOMBI (2009) This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. In 2009 a community gathering and public lecture event was organised by Garry Jones and the Wollombi Valley Arts Council Inc., to raise awareness in the local community about the importance … More Aboriginal Heritage of Mount Yengo and the Wollombi Valley

The “We Live In This Valley” (1962) Film Archive

For further info: https://uoncc.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/we-live-in-this-valley-1962/ The 1962 documentary feature by Douglass Baglin “We Live In This Valley” recently unearthed by Peter Smith and Greg & Sylvia Ray, as well as its (until recently) lost outtake reels, have now been digitised by the University of Newcastle (Australia) and available freely online. The film footage features a documentary … More The “We Live In This Valley” (1962) Film Archive