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

Record (2020) Film Essay on growing up in regional Australia

Joanna Callaghan is an artist filmmaker and Professor of Filmmaking at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. She was born and bred in Newcastle and grew up in Singleton in the Hunter Region. Visiting Fellowship In 2017, she commenced a visiting fellowship in the School of Creative Industries at University of Newcastle. She began research … More Record (2020) Film Essay on growing up in regional Australia

After Wards: From Patients to Participants – Community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW 1967 – 1987

By PhD Candidate in History, Robyn Dunlop The theme of October 2020’s NSW Mental Health Month is “tune in”: tune in to what’s happening within you, and in the world around you. I am a PhD candidate in History, researching the development of community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW. Newcastle was a significant location … More After Wards: From Patients to Participants – Community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW 1967 – 1987

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”

“Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva” Project – Florence Austral (1892-1968) was a world renowned singer and performed in Opera Houses around the world during the early 20th century. She taught singing at the Newcastle Conservatorium (now part of UON) from 1954 until 1959. The Florence Austral Society is collaborating with City of Newcastle and … More “Florence Austral – Our forgotten Diva”

“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

Story of an Angel

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 23 June 2014) Story of an Angel – History of Newcastle’s mental health service Dr Ann Hardy In 2014 I was giving a talk at the Newcastle branch of the Australian Federation of Graduate Woman about the history of mental health in … More Story of an Angel