“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com  It was such a joy to hang out with Prof John Maynard last week to get a fascinating insight into the work of Joseph Lycett. John, a proud Worimi man wrote True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett’s Art and I can’t recommend it enough.  It is … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

  Interview with former Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater who talks about events of 12th November 1963 when he was piloting a Royal Australian Air Force Sabre fight jet (RAAF serial number: A94 – 929) in a formation of eight aircraft from RAAF Williamtown’s No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), his aircraft entered a spin. Ron … More Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

“Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – Scott Sister’s of Ash Island

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com This week Tony and I were all over the place working on 3 films at once. We filmed drones on Ash Island, interviewed an Aboriginal Linguist in Lake Munmorah, a Heritage Architect at Toronto as well as a full afternoon at the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries at … More “Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – Scott Sister’s of Ash Island

“Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – progressing well

  By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com   Making the Stories of Our Town series constantly takes Tony Whittaker and I to cool places to meet passionate people. Thursday afternoon 4 June 2020 was one of those days, meeting some of those people. We spent the whole afternoon in the Australian Museum’s archive with Vanessa Finney, … More “Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – progressing well

Victoria Theatre (1891) VR – technical reconstruction

In 2018 the Victoria Theatre VR project was created. The University’s IT Services’ Innovation Team (ITSIT) was responsible for the technical side of the project, including creating the 3D model of the theatre, an animated performance on the stage, and custom virtual reality (VR) software for the project. Archival plans and other historic records provided … More Victoria Theatre (1891) VR – technical reconstruction

Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

On 13 January 2020 UON students from EDUC4809: Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building class participated in a seminar at GLAMx Lab at the Auchmuty Library. Cultural collections staff provided information about the GLAM sector, digitisation and digital platforms, and other online sources and historical research tips. Sources associated with Raymond Terrace were examined … More Raymond Terrace resources- Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

GLAMx AV Digitisation Project – What We Need Right Now (Help)

Phillip Lloyd is the person responsible for setting up our GLAMx AV lab with a range of machines to capture our Hunter Region’s historic audio-visual film and magnetic tape archives, including the NBN Television Archives dating from 1962, and our University’s historic film holdings dating from the 1920s. In the video above Phil explains what … More GLAMx AV Digitisation Project – What We Need Right Now (Help)

Newcastle Joyful and Happy – Victory in the Pacific (VP) Celebrations Newcastle (N.S.W.) in 1945

A rare colour 16mm film of Newcastle in the throes of celebration and jubilation at the end of World War II has emerged and has been digitised by the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx AV Lab. The film begins with the front page of The Newcastle Sun of Wednesday 15 August 1945 with the headline “WAR … More Newcastle Joyful and Happy – Victory in the Pacific (VP) Celebrations Newcastle (N.S.W.) in 1945