The Australian Commonwealth and The World in 1925

  The Australian Commonwealth & The World (c.1925/1926) The two maps above are the front and back of the same item, donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (now Special Collections) in 2012 from the Estate of the late Doug Brown, Mayfield resident. Researchers may be familiar with Doug’s wonderful photographs of life in … More The Australian Commonwealth and The World in 1925

Maitland in 1829

  Emeritus Professor John Fryer provided us with this reprint of this amazing plan of Maitland by the original name: Plan of the Town of Maitland As Approved By His Excellency The Governor A.D. 1829 Digitised from a mounted reprint created in July 1986 by the Central Mapping Authority, Department of Lands New South Wales. … More Maitland in 1829

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – March 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase Acknowledgement to Country This work is conducted in memory, and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. PROGRAM LISTEN TO ENTIRE MEETING HERE (or click on topics below)   INVITE – Fraternal Society Exhibition  – LISTEN HERE 23 March, 2-3pm (Mala Scorse)   The Quest for Sturt’s “Underground … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – March 2022

INVITE Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Exhibition

You are invited to the launch of the Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Exhibition at Special Collections (Auchmuty Library) Callaghan Campus on Wednesday 23 March, 2-3 pm. Dr Bob James has prepared the following blog post associated with the upcoming exhibition and we sincerely thank him for his contribution. A selection of items from the … More INVITE Dr Bob James Fraternal Societies Exhibition

Looking for Lemnos Parade Resident to Help Complete a 116 Year Old “Then and Now”

Attention People of Lemnos Parade The University of Newcastle Hunter Living Histories Team is searching for a resident of Lemnos Parade Newcastle to assist in creating a “then and now” photographic panorama of Newcastle, originally taken by legendary photographer Ralph Snowball in 1906. Ralph Snowball’s 1906 Panorama Restored in 2021 As outlined in our original … More Looking for Lemnos Parade Resident to Help Complete a 116 Year Old “Then and Now”

BHP Steelworks Site Newcastle in 1911

Proposed BHP Steelworks Site Newcastle 1911 Parish of Newcastle, Northumberland : Port Waratah (with future site of B.H.P. Steelworks) by A.F. Hall, Licensed Surveyor ; photo-lithographed by W.A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney, N.S.W. [Sydney] : [New South Wales Department of Lands], [1911]. Note: Land proposed to be sold to Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd edged … More BHP Steelworks Site Newcastle in 1911

Newcastle in 1874

The engraving above of “Newcastle N.S.W. was published in the Supplement to “The lIlustrated Australian News for Home Readers” on the 3 November 1875. The “Key to the View of Newcastle” was published over a month later on the 29 December 1875. It was also (apparently) published in The Illustrated Sydney News of the 8 … More Newcastle in 1874

Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 7 February 2022

Hunter Living Histories Showcase7 February 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm Acknowledgement to Country The Chair delivered an acknowledgement of country. This work is conducted in memory, and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. PROGRAM ❖ Special Collections – New Enquiries & Booking System – Mala Scorse(Manager, Special Collections) – LISTEN … More Hunter Living Histories Showcase – 7 February 2022