Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

ALL WELCOME You are invited to a special FREE NAIDOC week screening of Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space, the 17th and latest in the Stories of Our Town Film Series and the follow up to Fortress Newcastle. THE FILM Two years in the making, Biraban and Threlkeld:  Finding the Third Space tells the story of … More Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release

Stories of Our Town Film Series Receives National Trust Heritage Accolade

The Stories of Our Town films received a wonderful accolade from the National Trust. At the 2022 Heritage Awards they received a “Highly Commended” acknowledgment for their services to Education and Interpretation. The Nomination The University of Newcastle Library nominated Chit Chat von Loopin Stab and Tony Whittaker, the creators of the Stories of Our … More Stories of Our Town Film Series Receives National Trust Heritage Accolade

Fortress Newcastle Exhibition and Films: A Great Success

The Fortress Newcastle Exhibition Launch The Newcastle Fortress Exhibition was officially launched on Friday 22 April 2022. It was an extraordinarily friendly and successful event, thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, Dr Peter Hobbins, Head of Knowledge at the Austrtalian Maritime Museum, for his expert leadership of the ceremony. To Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon … More Fortress Newcastle Exhibition and Films: A Great Success

The Lives & Language Work of Biraban and Threlkeld

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The Lives and Works of Rev. Lancelot Edward Threlkeld and We-pohng Birabān (John M’Gill) Compiled as reference materials for the forthcoming 2022 Documentary Film on Birabān & Threlkeld through the Stories of Our Town Series.   … More The Lives & Language Work of Biraban and Threlkeld

Fortress Newcastle Film (2021)

Fortress Newcastle: Life Under Threat, the latest film in the Stories of Our Town Series, is now free to view from Remembrance Day, Thursday 11 November 2021. What was “Fortress Newcastle”? The “Newcastle Fortress” is the official term used to describe the Australian Government’s defence installations, established to protect Newcastle from enemy attack during the … More Fortress Newcastle Film (2021)

Fortress Newcastle Project Update

Here is a summary of all Fortress Newcastle Project activities from 2020 to 2021 to keep everyone in the loop. Origin of “Fortress Newcastle” “Newcastle Fortress” is the description used by the Australian Government for its defence installations and operations established to protect Newcastle from enemy attack during World War II. Australia protected only two sites … More Fortress Newcastle Project Update

Stories of Our Town: Architecture of Newcastle (8 Part Film Documentaries)

The next of films in the Stories of Our Town Series features the Architecture of Newcastle, especially in the vicinity of Civic Park. The full set of eight (8) films are now released and available below. The Stories of Our Town Project is a series of documentary films that tell Newcastle’s key historic stories through … More Stories of Our Town: Architecture of Newcastle (8 Part Film Documentaries)

Vale Dr Vera Deacon OAM

DEACON OAM Vera Frances 19.07.1926 – 17.05.2021 Passed away peacefully at The Mater Hospital, Newcastle. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Deacon; mother to Daria and Deborah; grandmother to Ben; sister to Audrey, Marcia, Phyllis, Margaret, Norman and Ronnie; partner to Malcolm Bailey. Passionate about Newcastle’s history and a committed social and environmental activist in … More Vale Dr Vera Deacon OAM

Stories of Our Town “Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge” Released

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. We are delighted to announce the public release of the next episode in the Stories of Our Town series:  Lycett and Wallis:  Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge. The film concentrates on the beautiful and highly informative … More Stories of Our Town “Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge” Released