DIY Newcastle East Women’s History Walk​

This DIY history walk was researched by Jude Conway, on the suggestion of the Newcastle women’s group AWE and the Gender, Generation and Culture Network at the University of Newcastle. The walk tells stories of Awabakal women, the first Newcastle women’s surf club in 1908 and International Women’s Day marches. Some of the women highlighted … More DIY Newcastle East Women’s History Walk​

‘STITCHED UP’ Exhibition – The Newcastle Industrial School (1867-1871)

23 JUNE – 6 AUGUST 2017 – The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Hunter Street, Newcastle. The Lock-Up in partnership with Timeless Textiles presents ‘STITCHED UP’ commemorating 150 years since the Industrial Girls’ School opened in Newcastle. Exhibition includes 24-renowned international and national textile artists responding to stories associated with the 193 girls who were at The … More ‘STITCHED UP’ Exhibition – The Newcastle Industrial School (1867-1871)

Two Roses: Two Radical Hunter Valley Women: Rose Selwyn and Rose Scott

Two Roses: Two Radical Hunter Valley Women: Rose Selwyn and Rose Scott Edited version of talk and slide show given by Jude Conway The Newcastle Family History Society, 7 June 2016 In 1973 C. E. Smith, the Newcastle City librarian and president of the Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society, wrote that Rose Scott was … More Two Roses: Two Radical Hunter Valley Women: Rose Selwyn and Rose Scott

Come in Yarn Spinners – Three Outstanding Women Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James

Marilla North launches her eagerly awaited first installment of Yarn Spinners on the lives of three extraordinary women;  Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James at a FREE event during the Hunter Writers Festival this Friday “In Conversation with Dr Ann Hardy” 11-12pm Mulubinba Room, Newcastle Town Hall. Info on the Event is here: http://www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au/session/yarn-spinners/ Info … More Come in Yarn Spinners – Three Outstanding Women Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James

Reparation: Biolela 1871-1887 Exhibtion

Kathryn Jeanes’ exhibition, Reparation: Biloela 1871 – 1887, a Fine Art PhD Candidate at the University of Newcastle aims to right the wrongs of history with an exhibition at the convict precinct on Cockatoo Island. The exhibition will provide a visual record of the girls lives whilst incarcerated on Cockatoo Island during this period. With no photographs archived … More Reparation: Biolela 1871-1887 Exhibtion

International Women’s Day (8 March 2017) – Professor Beryl Nashar

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student).    International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The staff and volunteers at UoN Cultural Collections think International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the late Professor Beryl Nashar. Professor Nashar made substantial contributions to … More International Women’s Day (8 March 2017) – Professor Beryl Nashar