This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: This post contains images and references to people who are deceased. The NBN Television News Reel After sixty years, historic film has emerged of Aboriginal people living in … More Historic Film Emerges of Aboriginal People and Dwellings on Shortland Site, 1963
All extant Conferring of Degrees and Awards Graduation booklets listing all graduates and awardees from the early days of Newcastle University College (1951-1964) and the later autonomous University of Newcastle (1965-2009) have now been catalogued, digitised and brought together with any film and video footage of the Graduations. Unless otherwise indicated, the degrees were awarded … More Conferring of Degrees Graduations – Newcastle University College to University of Newcastle (Australia) 1953-2009 and Beyond
By PhD Candidate in History, Robyn Dunlop The theme of October 2020’s NSW Mental Health Month is “tune in”: tune in to what’s happening within you, and in the world around you. I am a PhD candidate in History, researching the development of community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW. Newcastle was a significant location … More After Wards: From Patients to Participants – Community mental health services in Newcastle, NSW 1967 – 1987
By Thomas Sharples. (Edited by Dr Ann Hardy) I am currently working on a commissioned project looking at the history of ‘Croudace House’, a building first erected in 1863 to house the Lambton mine manager, Thomas Croudace, and his family. “The works appear well and effectually managed by Mr. Thomas Croudace, whose house is situated … More The Varied and Forgotten History of ‘Croudace House’ in New Lambton, Newcastle
WARNING: Clergy Abuse survivors, victims and their families are warned that the following historic post contains images and descriptions of a convicted perpetrator that may cause distress. From: “News from the Underworld of Archives for January-June 2003”: On the 10th July 2003 at 10am there will be a small ceremony in the McMullin Courtyard … More McMullin Building Stories: Final Resting Place of Emeritus Professor Godfrey Tanner, McMullin Courtyard, 2003
What are your Memories of the McMullin Building ? The Arts and Administration (later McMullin Building) at the UON Callaghan Campus at Shortland opened its doors to staff and students in 1965, becoming a central hub of the newly autonomous University of Newcastle (Australia). Over the subsequent 55 years, many thousands of people have … More Do you have Memories of the McMullin Building ?