The Kinks in Newcastle

In 1965, the Century Theatre in Newcastle hosted ‘The Big Show’. The lineup included major british artists of the time, such as the Honeycombs, Tony Sheveton, Manfred Mann and The Kinks. The footgage below, found in the NBN archives and digitalised by the GLAMx Lab, shows some of these artists firstly, catching the Koondooloo, one … More The Kinks in Newcastle

Story of an Angel

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 23 June 2014) Story of an Angel – History of Newcastle’s mental health service Dr Ann Hardy Recently I was giving a talk at the Newcastle branch of the Australian Federation of Graduate Woman about the history of mental health in Newcastle. … More Story of an Angel

UON Libraries of the future – we need your ideas

UON Library Vision & Strategy Review – Community Feedback We would like your ideas about the future of the UON Libraries to better understand how we can plan for the future. SURVEY – If you use the UON Libraries you may consider completing this short survey (or email ann.hardy@newcastle.edu.au) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZ6KVKS As many of you are … More UON Libraries of the future – we need your ideas

Duty with Honour – The War Service of L/Sgt Max Arkell

Max Kenneth Dick Arkell, a Newcastle man, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on the 13th of July 1915 at Liverpool, NSW. As a Private in the 30th Battalion (Newcastle’s Own),  he undertook formal training at Holsworthy Barracks. Embarking at Circular Quay on the 9th of November, Max sailed on the Troopship HMAT Beltana for … More Duty with Honour – The War Service of L/Sgt Max Arkell

‘The Store’ Windows- Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary

To celebrate Apollo 11 Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary we are sharing photographs of ‘The Store’ display windows inspired by the landing and designed by Terry Stanmore. Newcastle knows how to celebrate in style! These photos are taken from the 1969 lunar-inspired Spring Fashion Opening at the Newcastle and Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd, known locally as … More ‘The Store’ Windows- Moon landing’s 50th Anniversary

‘Rob the Ranter’-Literary Life in Early Newcastle

By Ross Edmonds. The early decades of White colonisation in and around Newcastle were dominated by the struggle for survival. In these circumstances any form of culture was thin on the ground, nevertheless the desire of at least a few people for more than purely material gain had made itself felt as early as 1835. … More ‘Rob the Ranter’-Literary Life in Early Newcastle

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

THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

By Stephen Miller Stephen is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the UON. During Semester 1, 2018 he undertook a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab digitising part of the NBN Television audio-visual footage. Stephen’s knowledge of rail and transport of the region has been invaluable in identifying … More THE HISTORY OF RAIL SERVICES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Please Note: The following articles on Aboriginal Rock Art & Indigenous history of the Hunter Region and Central Coast were located in TROVE . The newspaper articles chronicle how writers of the time were describing Indigenous … More Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search