Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

Tom and Glenda Jones have kindly donated three framed engravings to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections, originally published in the Town and Country Journal, and depicting Newcastle in 1872, 1889 and 1891 respectively. We have digitised them at 600dpi for closer inspection below. Click on each of the images to view the higher resolution … More Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

[VIDEO] Selected Presentations – Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 4 June 2018

[VIDEO] Selected Presentations from the Hunter Living Histories Meeting held at the IDC Building, University of Newcastle (Australia) on 4 June 2018. 00:00 – 33:05 Deep Time Story for Munibung Hill – Stuart Carter, President – Munibung Hill Conservation Society 33:06 – 01:02:17 Florence Austral (1892-1968) Australian operatic soprano – Phil Warren & Hiliary Oliver … More [VIDEO] Selected Presentations – Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 4 June 2018

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

Three Handcoloured Coloured Engravings of Newcastle

We thank Cameron Bilinsky for his permission to digitise three hand coloured framed engravings of 19th century Newcastle held in his collection. The first is by John Skinner Prout, circa 1841 entitled “Near Newcastle on the Hunter, New South Wales” See: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2012/07/17/john-skinner-prout-in-newcastle-and-the-hunter/   A. Cooke “The City of Newcastle and Harbour” see:  https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2017/04/07/newcastle-coast-1873/   The … More Three Handcoloured Coloured Engravings of Newcastle

Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

During 2018 several WIL students and volunteers have worked on The Deep Time Project, 3D scanning and photographing artefacts, as well as collating information to better understand this significant Aboriginal archive. This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following are some observations … More Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive

  Over 200 glass negatives from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive were recently digitised by volunteers and students in the GLAMx Digitisation Lab. The archive was transferred to Cultural Collections and stored in archives at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, together with other archival material from the Cocking family. VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC … More Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive

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

The Definitive Algernon Henry Belfield Climate Archive

  The Complete Eversleigh Meteorological Observations for the Years 1877 – 1922 Please find below all of the original observation books by Algernon Henry Belfield. Donated by Richard and Elspeth Belfield. Digitised by William Oates, Archivist at UNE. Compiled by Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist at the UON. Algernon Henry Belfield (1838-1922) Climate Data – Eversleigh … More The Definitive Algernon Henry Belfield Climate Archive