FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

    Toll, or Rose Cottage is a mysterious little cottage nestled inside the modern footprint of the Family Law Court in Bolton Street Newcastle. Its quaint size and simple shape immediately calls to mind the convict era cottage structures that you find have survived all over Battery Point in Hobart. Could this little place … More FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

Visual Index to Hunter Valley Aerial Photographs

Lachlan Wetherall, in a digital project similar to his historical maps visual index, where he created a visual index to hundreds of our subdivsion plans located in flickr, has now put together another index to the aerial photography that has been recently digitised by our volunteer Jessica Waugh in the GLAMx Digitisation Lab from the … More Visual Index to Hunter Valley Aerial Photographs

Historic Maps of Newcastle and the Hunter Region

To access historic maps and plans of Newcastle and the Hunter Region, click on the following links. Hunter Living Histories Mapping and Plans Category Posts https://hunterlivinghistories.com/category/mapping-and-plans/ Digitised Maps and Plans on the UONCC Flickr site “Map Treasures”: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/albums/72157627003398259 Or search “map” or “plan” on our UONCC flickr site. Or search “map” on our Living Histories … More Historic Maps of Newcastle and the Hunter Region

BHP Coal Geology Plans

This BHP Coal Geology plan set was donated to the Geology Department at University of Newcastle by BHP Coal Geology, in the early 1960s. The plans were transferred to Cultural Collections and stored in archives at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle (2012), together with other archival material from the Geology Department. We wish to … More BHP Coal Geology Plans

The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student). When I met with Ann Hardy and Gionni  di Gravio from the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections to discuss projects for HUMA3003 – Arts Practicum I mentioned my interest in pursuing environmental history once I had completed my studies. Ann and Gionni suggested I undertake a literature … More The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley