Daguerreotype photography The daguerreotype was the first practical method of taking a lasting image and was available to the public in 1839. The process was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, a French artist and a chemist who based it on Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s process of heliography (sun drawing), a French inventor, who is credited as the … More Ancestor to the modern ‘Selfie’
What is the earliest photograph ever taken in the Hunter Region? The photograph above was taken by Elijah Hart and, as part of a set of four images, is dated to 1857 according to the State Library of Victoria. It appeared to be one of the earliest photographs ever taken in the Hunter Region, until … More The Hunter Region’s earliest photograph?
The Vera Deacon Regional History Fund is our employment fund established in 2008 in honour of the generosity of Mrs Vera Deacon. Since 2008, close to a hundred donors have joined Vera, in donating to the Fund, and have provided paid employment to our student and community volunteers, who come in every week to work … More The Vera Deacon Regional History Fund
In 1996, the University accepted an offer of the entire extant archive of J. & A. Brown/Coal & Allied at the time of its sale to Rio Tinto Ltd. A 200+ page inventory and finding aid of the records of the famous J & A Brown/Coal and Allied firm was prepared and placed on the … More J. & A. Brown – Coal & Allied Archive
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities are available for students to undertake placements at the UON’s GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab located at the University Library, Callaghan Campus. You will draw on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) professions across conservation, archival science, librarianship, digitization, metadata and data management, curatorial and digital heritage sectors. You will gain … More GLAMx Lab Professional Placements & Volunteering – Semester 1, 2019
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following is a brief outline of the 3D digitisation process used by staff, students and volunteers at the UON’s GLAMx Digitisation Lab. The process uses Artec 3D SPIDER Professional Handheld 3D Scanner and software. Several … More 3D Scanning – Artec Professional handheld scanner
We are looking for 20 people to interview about ‘The Store’. Do you have memories of ‘The Store’? Did you work there? Did you shop there? What was your association with ‘The Store’? ‘The Store’ (the Newcastle and Suburban Co-operative Society), once located in Newcastle West, was more than a retail store: it … More ‘The Store’ – whats your story?
You are invited to the following Exhibition showcasing historic images from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive. To VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC Flickr or Livinghistories@UON Josiah Cocking’s Diaries are available to view online – HERE DANDELION: The words and images of Josiah Cocking WHEN – The exhibition will run from February 6 until March 3, … More EXHIBITION “Dandelion: The words and images of Josiah Cocking”
These Photographs were scanned from glass lantern slides from the Wilson Harold Maze Collection. Wilson Harold Maze, (1911-1985) was a lecturer in Geography and Administrator at the University of Sydney. He donated this collection, depicting images of the Lower Hunter in the early 1930’s, to Professor Cyril Renwick at the Hunter Valley Research Foundation in … More Wilson Harold Maze Photographic Collection
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following geology report was compiled in 2017 by Sebastian Meredith, and documents the geology associated with artefacts found at the former Palais site at Newcastle West in 2009 – also referred to as The Deep … More Deep Time Archive – Geology