Archival Historic Railway Film

The following video compilations have been created to showcase film footage relating to railway heritage of Newcastle and surrounding regions. Videos were created to support Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) Seminars at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle. Special Thanks to Phillip Lloyd at the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab, Greg Anderson and Ed Tonks … More Archival Historic Railway Film

Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

  Presentation Newcastle Time Ball at November Hunter Living Histories Meeting – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle) Bob Donnelly kindly loaned the following sources to Special Collections to share with the wider community. As an Engineer he worked on the reinstatement of the time Ball at Newcastle’s former Customs House in 1988. A … More Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot: A Proposal

Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot: A Proposal For Its Conservation and Adaptive Reuse This post honours the memory of the late Dr Bernard (“Bernie”) Curran AM. Bernie, at the time of his passing, was working with the rail heritage community to establish the Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot as a Newcastle regional heritage centre. This post has been compiled … More Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot: A Proposal

Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action

Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action Lessons from History: Can Newcastle and the Hunter & Central Coast Regions help in the fight against COVID-19?   History repeats, and now is the time for our past achievements to help the world confronted with new challenges.  The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association’s story of “Fortress Newcastle” is one … More Fortress Newcastle: A Call To Action