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

Engineers Australia Newcastle Division Oral History Archive

Engineers Australia Newcastle Division Oral History Archive The Engineers Australia Newcastle Division Oral History Archive is a collection of audio tapes, over 50 in total, held in Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle’s library. The Oral History interviews are available at Livinghistories@UON – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN   This oral history project highlights the diverse … More Engineers Australia Newcastle Division Oral History Archive

Teralba Colliery Oral History Project

Out the Gate in 88: The amalgamation of Teralba and Stockton Borehole Collieries This project was co-ordinated by Deborah Waddell, Work Integrated Learning & Bach. of Arts student at the University of Newcastle CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to Teralba Colliery oral histories This collection of oral history interviews delves into the mining community of Teralba … More Teralba Colliery Oral History Project

Convocation Lectures 1980 – 1999

By Angelique Carr Seventeen tracks featuring Convocation Lectures over two decades have just been uploaded to the Cultural Collections SoundCloud. These recordings were found in the University of Newcastle’s Oral History Collection. The playlist includes Dinner Speeches, Public Lectures and Inaugural Lectures. Highlights include the 1994 Newcastle Lecture by Thomas Keneally, who was recorded being briefed … More Convocation Lectures 1980 – 1999

International Women’s Day (8 March 2017) – Professor Beryl Nashar

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student).    International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The staff and volunteers at UoN Cultural Collections think International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the late Professor Beryl Nashar. Professor Nashar made substantial contributions to … More International Women’s Day (8 March 2017) – Professor Beryl Nashar

Lost Newcastle Oral Histories – Assoc. Professor Ray Walker (1924 – 2016)

William Raymond ‘Ray’ Walker was Associate Professor of Chemistry at the UON for over twenty years. He was a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute  and a member of the International Association of Bio-Inorganic Scientists.  In April 2016 Ray and his family made contact with UON’s Cultural Collections about his research papers and record … More Lost Newcastle Oral Histories – Assoc. Professor Ray Walker (1924 – 2016)