Carrington Public School Turns 150 Carrington Public School turns 150 this year. Onybigambah Public School in the County of Northumberland was established in August 1873. The School was re-named Carrington Public School in January 1889. Rescued from a trash skip Important local historical records salvaged from a skip around the 15 September 2000 turned out … More Carrington Public School Turns 150! Here are its Historic Archives dating from 1873 and rescued from a trash skip by an 80 year old pensioner
Aerial view of Kurri Kurri. (Coalfields Heritage Group) Source: livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/33065 This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Kurri Kurri, the most important word and place According the this recently unearthed 1933 article below, Kurri Kurri, a township in Newcastle, South Wales is … More Is Kurri Kurri (NSW) the original Garden of Eden?
“The Hunter Valley Research Foundation is an expression of the determination of the citizens of this Valley to bring knowledge gained from scientific research to the solution of the problems they face in bringing the resources of the Valley to full development and in contributing still further to the prosperity of the Commonwealth. It is … More Hunter Valley Research Foundation Archives
The Pender Archive represents the surviving work of three generations of Pender Family architects, based in Maitland, New South Wales (Australia) and is one of the largest and most comprehensive architectural collections in the country. A listing of all surviving plans and specifications relating to approximately 3000 projects across the Hunter Valley Region, New … More What’s in the Pender Archive?
Town Hall verses City Hall Is Newcastle a “town” or a “city”. Most locals refer to it as “town”, and its former majestic Town Hall building is generally referred to as Newcastle’s Town Hall, as it was built in the 1920s, and opened in 1929, when Newcastle was still a town. Newcastle officially became a … More Is Newcastle (Australia) a “Town” or a “City”?
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. YIRANNALI Yirannali is the First Nations Aboriginal name of the cliffs and beach shore areas of South Newcastle Beach, New South Wales (Australia). Where Does The Word ‘Yirannali’ Come From? https://www.dermandar.com/p/bIASLD The primary historical source on … More Yirannali (Yi-ran-na-li) “sort of sacred place near Newcastle on the sea-beach, beneath a high cliff”
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Hunter Living Histories Showcase is on Monday 3 July 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm) ZOOM link available HERE Hybrid meetings are held via ZOOM and in Person in Room L326 at the Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, NSW. (Type … More NAIDOC Week – Hunter Living Histories – Showcase 3 July 2023
The Hannan Photographics Story (Compiled with the assistance of Paul and Carole Hannan and Chris Patterson) The Hannan Photographic Archive is an archive of photographic negatives and related materials forming the creative output of Hannan Photographics Pty Ltd and its associated group of Hunter regional photographic companies. The Archive spans over sixty years of professional … More The History of the Hannan Archive
After almost a decade since it arrived into University custody, work has now officially begun on massive Hannan Photographic Archive. The Hannan Archive was donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections in June 2014. It includes over a million photographic materials showcasing Newcastle and the Hunter Region throughout the second half of the twentieth … More Work officially begins on the massive Hannan Photographic Archive
Australian Society of Archivists Conference 2023 We are delighted to announce that the Australian Society of Archivists National Conference 2023 accepted our Conference abstract. It’s called The Immortal Archive, Vita Brevis Ars Longa or how to build resilient memory palaces . The Australian Society of Archivists conferences attract delegates from metropolitan, regional and remote … More The Immortal Archive Accepted For Australian Society of Archivists Conference 2023