Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

  Interview with former Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater who talks about events of 12th November 1963 when he was piloting a Royal Australian Air Force Sabre fight jet (RAAF serial number: A94 – 929) in a formation of eight aircraft from RAAF Williamtown’s No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), his aircraft entered a spin. Ron … More Interview with Pilot Officer Ronald (Ron) Slater

“Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – progressing well

  By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com   Making the Stories of Our Town series constantly takes Tony Whittaker and I to cool places to meet passionate people. Thursday afternoon 4 June 2020 was one of those days, meeting some of those people. We spent the whole afternoon in the Australian Museum’s archive with Vanessa Finney, … More “Stories of Our Town” Newcastle Documentary Series – progressing well

Our Regional World 50 Years Ago

University of Newcastle ‘Multi-platform Journalism'(CMNS3333) students have recreated from original footage and written scripts from January 1970 News items and Roving Eye stories that went to air on NBN Television 50 years ago. (Note: exception of the footage recorded in 2020 in GLAMx Lab read from the original scripts by Ray Dinneen) ‘ORIGINAL NEWS REPORTS … More Our Regional World 50 Years Ago

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

CMNS2035 Media Student Television Productions – 2019

During semester 1 of 2019, University of Newcastle’s CMNS2035 Media Production: Television, Students spent some time in the GLAMx Lab viewing historic footage from the NBN Television archive. Students were tasked with assisting with the archival process of viewing digitised old NBN Television footage and capturing ‘metadata’ associated with the historic footage held at the … More CMNS2035 Media Student Television Productions – 2019

Important Moments in Newcastle History

A History Survey (Sept-Oct 2018) co-ordinated by Brendan Josevski for UON Cultural Collections found that the following themes associated with Newcastle were mentioned frequently by participants in the survey. General/Convict History Convict Lumberyard Royal Newcastle Hospital Newcastle Earthquake Newcastle Post Office Star Hotel Riot This post provides a general historical overview of these themes. For … More Important Moments in Newcastle History

Country Report – An NBN Television Archive Production

By Joshua Curley, Digitisation Officer Late last year a project began at the GLAMx Lab to completely digitise, document and eventually make public an entire collection of one program from within the NBN Television Archive. That program was Country Report and it is now available to the public eye. Country Report was a half hour … More Country Report – An NBN Television Archive Production