“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

GLAMx : WIL Projects 2022

Would you like to build practical and digital skills related to the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector ? In 2022 the Lab will offer opportunities for students to learn invaluable digitization and other cultural sector skills designed to improve employability. The Lab also has a separate Audio-visual Digitization Lab housing the NBN Television archive … More GLAMx : WIL Projects 2022

The Ross Edmonds Cabinet Card Collection

These images are scans of a collection of cabinet cards (also known as post cards) from Ross Edmonds of Newcastle, New South Wales. The collection was loaned to Cultural Collections for digitisation in September 2019. We thank Ross Edmonds for allowing us to share his collection with the wider community. The post card collection contains … More The Ross Edmonds Cabinet Card Collection

The George Thomas Rowland Collection

These images are scans of glass negatives and magic lantern slides of George Thomas Rowland (1887-1972) from Merewether, New South Wales. This Collection contains some of the strangest assortment of photographs, illustrations, advertisements and mystery shots we have ever seen. The image above appears to depict a floating ghostly child hovering above an old man … More The George Thomas Rowland Collection