Fortress Newcastle Project Update

To all participants in the Fortress Newcastle project, here is a progress report from 2020 to 2021 to keep everyone in the loop. Origin of “Fortress Newcastle” The name “Newcastle Fortress” was the term used in official documents now lodged at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) relating to the Commonwealth’s defence installations and operations … More Fortress Newcastle Project Update

Great Escape “Diary”: Ronald Prior Baines R.A.A.F. Prisoner of War Wartime Log

Richard Baines, on behalf of his family, has kindly provided the University of Newcastle’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative permission to publish his father’s World War 2 Prisoner of War Wartime Log and related items. DOWNLOAD RONALD BAINES WARTIME LOG https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/110514 DOWNLOAD WARTIME TRAVEL 1940-1945  R.P. BAINES A 401096 RAAF (6.4MB PDF File) (Transcribed by Melinda … More Great Escape “Diary”: Ronald Prior Baines R.A.A.F. Prisoner of War Wartime Log

Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action

Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action Lessons from History: Can Newcastle and the Hunter & Central Coast Regions help in the fight against COVID-19?   History repeats, and now is the time for our past achievements to help the world confronted with new challenges.  The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association’s story of “Fortress Newcastle” is one … More Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action