Position Vacant: Museum Officer, National Trust Hunter Region (Part-time)

The National Trust has 4 properties located in the Hunter region; Grossman & Brough House in Maitland, Tomago House in Tomago and Miss Porters House at Newcastle. All the properties are currently run by volunteer management committees with varying degrees of success. While these wonderful people do a great job, The National Trust of Australia … More Position Vacant: Museum Officer, National Trust Hunter Region (Part-time)

State-of-the-Art Digital Platform Brings History to Life: Launch of Living Histories @ UON

State-of-the-Art Digital Platform Brings History to Life Launch of Living Histories @ UON http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/ Friday 24 February 2017 10:30am in Videoconferencing Room, Level 3, Auchmuty Library The University of Newcastle Library is the first Australian institution to roll out a new online platform bringing history to life: Living Histories @ UON. Living Histories @ UON, … More State-of-the-Art Digital Platform Brings History to Life: Launch of Living Histories @ UON

Coal River Precinct seeks National Heritage Listing

  The following newspaper article Coal River’s Heritage seeks National Heritage Listing by Michael McGowan  was published in the Newcastle Herald 20 February 2017. The Coal River precinct is already on the State Heritage Register and this current revised nomination is yet another attempt to have the area nationally recognised. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE We are the … More Coal River Precinct seeks National Heritage Listing

The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student). When I met with Ann Hardy and Gionni  di Gravio from the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections to discuss projects for HUMA3003 – Arts Practicum I mentioned my interest in pursuing environmental history once I had completed my studies. Ann and Gionni suggested I undertake a literature … More The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

Newcastle Stories : U3A

In 2016 a group of Novocastrians came together in a Newcastle University of the Third Age (U3A) course called “Newcastle Stories” to research and write diverse and engaging stories about Newcastle. We thank the authors and  Griff Foley (Course Tutor) for sharing this project, it makes a valuable contribution to historical knowledge of Newcastle and the Hunter Region. … More Newcastle Stories : U3A

Coal River Precinct National Nomination (revised 2017)

A revised ‘Coal River Precinct’ National Nomination was submitted today by the UON’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative after the Minister for the Environment and Energy called for nominations for the assessment period 2017-18. Nominations have been submitted to have ‘Coal River’ nationally recognised since 2007.  The nomination contains substantial historical evidence required to prove that the … More Coal River Precinct National Nomination (revised 2017)