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

RAD Newcastle Exhibition – Newcastle & the Hunter through a radical lens

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

Save Blackbutt: The Case Against State Highway 23 Violating Blackbutt Reserve

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

RAD Exhibition- We need your support!

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 ann.hardy@newcastle.edu.au … More RAD Exhibition- We need your support!