Over 500 images capturing Newcastle in its ‘Golden Age’ have been digitised and are freely available through the University of Newcastle’s Living Histories. These images are from a collection of over 3000 slide images captured by the late Merv and Janet Copley and were digitised by Emily Connell, the University’s Inaugural 2022 Vera Deacon Intern. … More A Snapshot of ‘Golden Age Newcastle’ – The Merv and Janet Copley Slides
Birdwood Park has again made it into the news this week with the Transport NSW plan to chop down four fig trees on the corner of Stewart Avenue and King Street to create a left-turn slip lane. To assist researchers and community help understand the history of this issue, we have provided a set of … More Birdwood Park Newcastle (N.S.W.) History
You are welcome to visit the “150th Anniversary of the Newcastle Eight Hour Day” Exhibition and Library until Friday 6 December, 2019. WHERE: 406\408 King Street, Newcastle. Hunter Unions Building level 2 WHEN: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, until 6 December. The Eight Hour Committee was the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council (Hunter Workers). By Rod Noble The … More Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary
The following ‘Radicals, Renegades and Revolutionaries’ were part of the ‘RAD Newcastle Exhibition – Newcastle & the Hunter through a radical lens’. The exhibition was held at Newcastle Museum in June-August 2017. The Radical Newcastle project was an initiative of the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities and Social Science and is supported by the … More RADICALS, RENEGADES & REVOLUTIONARIES
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
EXHIBITION Thursday 15 June – Sunday 27 August 2017 at the Newcastle Museum The RAD exhibition has opened and official launch is on Tuesday 4th July, at 5.15pm for 5.30pm start at the Newcastle Museum. The Radical Newcastle project is an initiative of the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities and Social Science and is … More RAD Newcastle Exhibition – Newcastle & the Hunter through a radical lens
On the 2nd of August, 1966, at a meeting of Newcastle City Council, the Department of Main Roads announced its intention to take State Highway No. 23 through a portion of Blackbutt Reserve. This is a case against the proposal to take an expressway, namely State Highway No. 23, through Newcastle and through a portion … More Save Blackbutt: The Case Against State Highway 23 Violating Blackbutt Reserve
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! We are currently scoping historic material for the upcoming ‘Radical Newcastle’ exhibition, such as banners, posters and items associated with ‘radical’ events. If you have sources that relates to an interesting story about ‘Radical Newcastle’ and the Hunter region we would love to hear from you! Contact Ann Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org … More RAD Exhibition- We need your support!