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

Dr Vera Deacon OAM – The Islanders Chats with Vera Deacon (2021)

The Islanders: Chats with Vera Deacon is an 11 minute film funded by the City of Newcastle Libraries for use in its storytelling visualisations in its newly established Digital Library , and a companion to the Stories of Our Town Documentary series currently in production. It was released on 1 May 2021. It is based … More Dr Vera Deacon OAM – The Islanders Chats with Vera Deacon (2021)

From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising discoveries in the Copley Archive

    This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising material in the Copley Archive By Associate Professor Kate Senior, School of Humanities and Social Science In late 2020, I made a surprising discovery; in a file marked … More From Ngukurr to Newcastle: Surprising discoveries in the Copley Archive

Queer Newcastle in the ’50s to ’80s – Your experience counts

WE NEED YOUR STORIES Researchers at the University of Newcastle are seeking to uncover some of the hidden histories of relations between members of the LGBTQ+ community and police between 1950 and 1980. The research, funded by the local Copley Bequest, aims to consolidate knowledge and understanding of police-queer community relations in Newcastle and share … More Queer Newcastle in the ’50s to ’80s – Your experience counts

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1908-1956) Part 2

The Donation of the Hunter Valley Meteorological Journals to the UON On the 3 May 2016, during a site visit to the former residence of the Hunter Valley Research Foundation on the banks of Throsby Creek,  three sets of Hunter Valley meteorological journals dating from 1843-1907 were donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1908-1956) Part 2

Launch of Stories of Our Town – Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge

You are invited to the launch of the episode in the Stories of Our Town documentary series looking at Newcastle’s Indigenous Histories and convict artist Joseph Lycett. The episode includes interviews with local Indigenous people, professional experts and academics who each share their fascinating insights into the early colony and traditional Aboriginal life documented in … More Launch of Stories of Our Town – Lycett and Wallis: Unlikely Preservers of Aboriginal Knowledge

‘Story of Middleton’ – First Chaplain at Newcastle, NSW in 1821

At the March Hunter Living Histories meeting Dr Ian Eckford presented the ‘Story of Middleton’ – 200 year anniversary of the first Chaplain at Newcastle, New South Wales. Wednesday, 10 March 2021 marked 200 years since George Augustus Middleton was appointed as the first resident Chaplain to the convict settlement of Newcastle. Dr Eckford also … More ‘Story of Middleton’ – First Chaplain at Newcastle, NSW in 1821

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Glenthorne Vineyard, East Gresford, (1843 – 1848)

DOWNLOAD: Glenthorne Vineyard East Gresford Combined and Converted (Excel Spreadsheet) ORIGINAL SCANS: A5438(ii)-1843-1846 Meteorological Journal From April 1843 to February 1846 Observer: Alfred Glennie. Location: ‘Glenthorne’, East Gresford.  (306.9 MB PDF FILE) A5438(iii)-1846-1848 Journal of the Weather 1846-1847 & 1848. February 1846-December 1848 Observer: Alfred Glennie. Location: ‘Glenthorne’, East Gresford. At June 1846, insert is … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Glenthorne Vineyard, East Gresford, (1843 – 1848)

Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts

Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts – Air Force Association NSW An initiative by RAAFA NSW to capture the recollections and experiences of both retired and serving Air Force personnel. Full Podcast description and downloads AVAILABLE HERE “The Royal Australian Air Force in person 1921 – 2021 Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts. This is a series of podcasts … More Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts