Eliza Nowlan’s Manuscript Diary Letterbook 1822-1824

Eliza Nowlan’s Diary and Correspondence You can now read for the first time Eliza Nowlan’s original hand-written diary and correspondence documenting the first period of farming settlement outside the infant colony of Sydney Town, at Patterson’s Plains, Hunter River, New South Wales from 1822 to 1824. Original hand-written manuscript of Eliza Nowlan’s Diary and Correspondence … More Eliza Nowlan’s Manuscript Diary Letterbook 1822-1824

Robin Gordon: The Accidental Nurse

In August 2022 as part of an Oral Histories project for the University of Newcastle Library, Robin Gordon was interviewed by Isabel Whittle, a first-year student undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Lab. Robin Gordon OAM Oral History Interview Interview Transcript: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/115609 For further images and videos relating to Robin Gordon, … More Robin Gordon: The Accidental Nurse

Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Her Majesty The Queen visited Newcastle on four occasions in 1954, 1970, 1977 and 1988. Our Thanks We thank the staff and volunteers of the Auchmuty Library Special Collections GLAMx Lab who digitised the extensive NBN footage of the Queen’s 1970 visit to the State Dockyard and news broadcasts of the 1988 visit; and to … More Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Miss Reta Light (1898 – 1989): The Auchmuty Library’s Greatest Benefactor

The Auchmuty Library’s greatest benefactor was Miss Reta Light (1898 – 1989), who, upon her death in September 1989 left the Library a staggering $1.5 million. She was the youngest daughter, and the last survivor of the Light family of Newcastle, leaving an immense legacy to the City. The Light family’s love for the City … More Miss Reta Light (1898 – 1989): The Auchmuty Library’s Greatest Benefactor

Fringe Histories series- Dr Anne von Bertouch OAM

During March, Special Collections shared social media posts of some of the region’s amazing women and their contributions. We received heartfelt comments and memories about Dr Anne Von Bertouch OA (1915-2003) Anne was gallery director of the Von Bertouch Gallery 1962 – 1998 in Newcastle located in Cooks Hill. Her galleries played a big part … More Fringe Histories series- Dr Anne von Bertouch OAM

The Birth of a Dream : Jenny’s Place Women & Children’s Refuge Newcastle (1977-2017)

“The Birth of a Dream : Jenny’s Place Women & Children’s Refuge Newcastle (Sept 1977- Sept 2017)” Compiled by Suzanne (Suzie) Romani. Foreward written by Marcia Chapman, Manager Jenny’s Place Inc. Publication “The Birth of a Dream : Jenny’s Place Women & Children’s Refuge Newcastle (Sept 1977- Sept 2017)” is a history of Jenny’s Place … More The Birth of a Dream : Jenny’s Place Women & Children’s Refuge Newcastle (1977-2017)

Call for blog posts – Fringe Histories

This project Calls for blog posts on Hunter Living Histories website. If you are a student, alumni or academic we invite you to contribute a blog post to Hunter Living Histories website on themes reflecting diversity, our marginalised communities and lost histories on the fringe of research, using Special Collections resources. Some of our online … More Call for blog posts – Fringe Histories