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

Service Tests of Modern Sub Machine Guns’ (1941) and other Historic Films on the Owen Gun (1940s)

The Owen Gun Films The extensive testing and real world service scenarios that the  Owen Sub Machine Gun  underwent to ensure it was an effective weapon are portrayed in this film.   The Owen Gun Private Evelyn Owen of Wollongong invented the Owen Sub Machine Gun prototype in July 1939. It was manufactured in the … More Service Tests of Modern Sub Machine Guns’ (1941) and other Historic Films on the Owen Gun (1940s)

Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which our compuses are located, as well as other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn. Project Description and Context The University archives already has a substantial listing of sources relating to … More Revitalisation of Indigenous Culture & Knowledge Project – review of AV footage 1980s

Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

This rare 16mm colour film of Newcastle (Australia) celebrations during Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day in 1945 was originally silent footage. In 2020 the entire soundscape to accompany the silent footage was created. This newly created audio and reconstruction has turned this historic silent film to what you now hear in this video. Implementation … More Reliving the Victory – 1945- 2020 Reconstruction

The Kinks in Newcastle

In 1965, the Century Theatre in Newcastle hosted ‘The Big Show’. The lineup included major british artists of the time, such as the Honeycombs, Tony Sheveton, Manfred Mann and The Kinks. The footgage below, found in the NBN archives and digitalised by the GLAMx Lab, shows some of these artists firstly, catching the Koondooloo, one … More The Kinks in Newcastle

Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

Dr JOHN TURNER 17/10/1933 – 10/7/1998 (Originally published in Phanfare, Magazine of the Professional Historians Association NSW Inc, August 1998) The death of John Turner on 10 July 1998 deprived the Newcastle community of the man who, more than anyone else, raised our awareness of the city’s rich history. Many academics work hard, often unsuccessfully, … More Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)

A digital copy of an 8mm film shot of the Maitland Floods from the air has been donated to the Archives of the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library. The archival film was shot by the late JEFFREY ALLEN BURNS (1929-2013) in February 1955, and was donated by his daughter, Jenna Reed … More The Newcastle Aero Club Flying Log Book and 8mm Films of Jeffrey Allen Burns (1929-2013)