Fortress Newcastle Project Update

Here is a summary of all Fortress Newcastle Project activities from 2020 to 2021 to keep everyone in the loop. Origin of “Fortress Newcastle” “Newcastle Fortress” is the description used by the Australian Government for its defence installations and operations established to protect Newcastle from enemy attack during World War II. Australia protected only two sites … More Fortress Newcastle Project Update

A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley Video Series A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley is a four part video series presenting the Wonnarua People’s stories relating to the Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter … More A Month of Murder in the Hunter Valley – Wonnarua People and the Ravensworth Homestead

History Week 2021 online event

Special Collections ‘From the Ground up’ : exploring regional heritage collections    Join us for History Week 2021 where the University Library’s Special Collection team will share some of their favourite items from the university’s archives and collections. The University Library is home to the historical and cultural memory of the University and its regional context. During the … More History Week 2021 online event

Super digitisers save four decades of Hunter regional news television from oblivion

A selection of digitised resources from the NBN Television Archive are available to VIEW HERE on Living Histories A crack team of super volunteer audio visual digitisers from the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab in the Auchmuty Library have managed to safeguard approximately four decades of local Hunter Regional news stories and programmes dating the … More Super digitisers save four decades of Hunter regional news television from oblivion

Tips & Techniques for Dating Historical Photographs

Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) in association with WEA Sydney Workshop: Tips and Techniques for Dating Historic Photographs 25 August 2021 11:00 AM – 1PM Presenter: Mr Gionni Di Gravio, OAM Archivist, Special Collections, Auchmuty Library University of Newcastle (Australia) DOWNLOAD Handout – Tips and Techniques for Dating Historic Photographs-GDG   Introduction and Acknowledgement of … More Tips & Techniques for Dating Historical Photographs

“Searching for the St Michael” Sunken Hulk at Morpeth 1841

“Searching for the St Michael“.     The St Michael was a hulk, later converted to a store-ship, that sank at Morpeth, New South Wales in 1841. She arrived in Sydney from Calcutta on the 30 October 1820, with Master Henry Marsh. According to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage site: “This Ship rigged … More “Searching for the St Michael” Sunken Hulk at Morpeth 1841

Mayfield East Public School – 150th Anniversary 2008

[This post was originally published on the Cultural Collections blog site on Friday, 28 September, 2007.] Mayfield East Public School celebrates its 150th Anniversary year in 2008. To assist staff, current and former students and members of the community in those celebrations Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle has prepared … More Mayfield East Public School – 150th Anniversary 2008

Alexander Galloway (1876 – 1945) – Newcastle Composer

ABC Newcastle (Newcastle) Day Shift – 14/08/2007 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan (Originally posted Wednesday, 1 August, 2007 on UONCC WordPress) Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses the life and musical compositions of Alexander Galloway, a Novocastrian composer who penned hundreds of songs over a seven year period including A Song for Newcastle … More Alexander Galloway (1876 – 1945) – Newcastle Composer

Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes)

Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes) ABC Radio 1233 Broadcast – 19 June 2007 1.30pm Presenter: Carol Duncan Guest: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, University of Newcastle (Originally Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2007 on the UONCC WordPress site, updated July 2021) The recent devastating storms and floods and the beaching of the … More Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes)

Stories of Our Town: Architecture of Newcastle (8 Part Film Documentaries)

The next of films in the Stories of Our Town Series features the Architecture of Newcastle, especially in the vicinity of Civic Park. The full set of eight (8) films are now released and available below. The Stories of Our Town Project is a series of documentary films that tell Newcastle’s key historic stories through … More Stories of Our Town: Architecture of Newcastle (8 Part Film Documentaries)