Whatever Happened to the Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life?

Readers of the Newcastle Herald on Saturday 8th October 2022 would have been reacquainted with the plight of the Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life (also known as the “Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life” and “Museum of Rural Life at Glenbawn Dam”). The Museum’s Rise.. The Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life at Glenbawn … More Whatever Happened to the Hunter Valley Museum of Rural Life?

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 10 October 2022

PROGRAM Begin (1.00 pm):  Acknowledgement of Country (GDG) Zoom etiquette (AH) Welcome new Manager, Special Collections Paige Wright Showcase 1 Guest 1: Port Stephens History (John ‘Stinker’ Clarke) – also see Publications HERE (10mins+5min questions) WATCH HERE   Bio: John “Stinker” Clarke is an avid fisherman and historian and alumnus of this University. He is … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 10 October 2022

Archival Historic Railway Film

The following video compilations have been created to showcase film footage relating to railway heritage of Newcastle and surrounding regions. Videos were created to support Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) Seminars at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle. Special Thanks to Phillip Lloyd at the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab, Greg Anderson and Ed Tonks … More Archival Historic Railway Film

Robin Gordon: The Accidental Nurse

In August 2022 as part of an Oral Histories project for the University of Newcastle Library, Robin Gordon was interviewed by Isabel Whittle, a first-year student undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the GLAMx Lab. Robin Gordon OAM Oral History Interview Interview Transcript: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/115609 For further images and videos relating to Robin Gordon, … More Robin Gordon: The Accidental Nurse

Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Her Majesty The Queen visited Newcastle on four occasions in 1954, 1970, 1977 and 1988. Our Thanks We thank the staff and volunteers of the Auchmuty Library Special Collections GLAMx Lab who digitised the extensive NBN footage of the Queen’s 1970 visit to the State Dockyard and news broadcasts of the 1988 visit; and to … More Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella City: Reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022

Reflection now published “Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella City: Reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022” has now been published in the prestigious Archives & Manuscripts: Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists.   Access the Article Free of Charge You can read the article online in PDF here or by following this link: … More Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella City: Reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022

Dr Ben Champion’s Histories of Newcastle Hospital 1815-1915

Dr Champion’s Histories of the Newcastle Hospital Dr Ben Champion’s typescript manuscript works Newcastle Hospital 1817-1915 (a.k.a. Newcastle Hospital Register) in four volumes and The History of Newcastle Hospital 1891-1915 stand as important works on the Newcastle hospital’s history. Their importance lies in the fact that Dr Champion, in compiling his histories, had access to … More Dr Ben Champion’s Histories of Newcastle Hospital 1815-1915

25th Anniversary of Novocastrian Tales and birth of Yallarwah Place

This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Novocastrian Tales 1997 We all wish to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the book Novocastrian Tales by author Paul F. Walsh OAM on the 5 September 1997. It was a special project, as contributions from the 40 authors … More 25th Anniversary of Novocastrian Tales and birth of Yallarwah Place