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

Teralba Colliery Oral History Project

Out the Gate in 88: The amalgamation of Teralba and Stockton Borehole Collieries This project was co-ordinated by Deborah Waddell, Work Integrated Learning & Bach. of Arts student at the University of Newcastle CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to Teralba Colliery oral histories This collection of oral history interviews delves into the mining community of Teralba … More Teralba Colliery Oral History Project

Aerial Photographs – Camberwell & Muswellbrook, NSW

Photograph – CAMBERWELL-01-1967-R004C-1481-5198 These aerial photograph refer to the Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia, taken in 1958 and 1967. The original photographs are located in Boxes C3014 and C3016 in Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle.  Many thanks to Michael Paver who digitised these photographs at high resolution. Over 700 aerial … More Aerial Photographs – Camberwell & Muswellbrook, NSW