Who Penned the 1855 Travel Diary Aboard The Joshua?

The author of a travel diary penned in 1855, and held in the University of Newcastle’s Archives for almost half a century has finally been uncovered by a work-integrated-learning student undertaking archival and digitisation duties in the Auchmuty Library’s GLAMx Laboratory. University of Newcastle Bachelor of Arts student, Leah Madigan, began her work integrated learning … More Who Penned the 1855 Travel Diary Aboard The Joshua?

An Unidentified Hunter Valley Settler’s Manuscript circa 1832-1833

AN UNIDENTIFIED HUNTER VALLEY MANUSCRIPT CIRCA 1832-1833 Introduction This manuscript account of a settler’s life in the Hunter Region was donated to the University of Newcastle’s Archives by Julie Baird, at the Newcastle Regional Museum in June 2008. The manuscript, which has now been dated as being penned during 1832, and at least July 1833 … More An Unidentified Hunter Valley Settler’s Manuscript circa 1832-1833

Indigenous Names Research – Making Connections

  This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   Indigenous Names Research – Making Connections By Dana Silayi UON’s Culture Collections has a rich archival collection of primary written sources containing information about Aboriginal culture. This project has established a framework to better … More Indigenous Names Research – Making Connections

The Southon Family of Builders

The Southon Family of Builders: Biographical Notes, Photographs and Newspaper articles. Transcribed and Compiled by Denise Porter (7.2MB PDF File) FREE DOWNLOAD Denise Porter has transcribed and compiled information relating to the Southon Family of builders, responsible for the construction of a number of notable buildings across the Hunter Region and beyond. She has decided … More The Southon Family of Builders