Newcastle ‘Girls’ – Chaos and Mayhem in the City

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 28 June 2013) Local Treasures 1233ABC Radio- 28 October 2014 Presenter: Carol Duncan Interviewees: Ann Hardy & Jane Ison The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party and the National Trust of Australia (NSW) have been strong advocates of the historic Newcastle … More Newcastle ‘Girls’ – Chaos and Mayhem in the City

‘Empower a Women -Empower a Nation’ International Women’s Day – 2017

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 14 March 2017) International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Newcastle Branch of the Union of Australian Women on 3rd March 2017 at Charlestown Bowling Club with a talk by Ann Hardy. The topic was the Newcastle Industrial Girls School (1867-71) an … More ‘Empower a Women -Empower a Nation’ International Women’s Day – 2017

Local Treasures – Newcastle’s King Edward Park

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 22 April 2014) Newcastle’s King Edward Park Local Treasures ABC1233 radio Broadcast Notes April 2014 By Dr Ann Hardy A research team interested in the history of the Newcastle Government Domain and King Edward Park meet regularly to further research of this … More Local Treasures – Newcastle’s King Edward Park

UON Libraries of the future – we need your ideas

UON Library Vision & Strategy Review – Community Feedback We would like your ideas about the future of the UON Libraries to better understand how we can plan for the future. SURVEY – If you use the UON Libraries you may consider completing this short survey (or email ann.hardy@newcastle.edu.au) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZ6KVKS As many of you are … More UON Libraries of the future – we need your ideas

Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Vera Deacon, historian and the University of Newcastle’s great philanthropist, has been awarded the Freeman of the City of Newcastle, (that she renamed the Freewoman of the City of Newcastle) at a special ceremony held in her honour on the 25 September 2019. Attended by hundreds of friends, acquaintances and admirers, Vera accepted the award … More Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Goodbye to our friend and colleague Russell Rigby

It is with great sadness that we convey to you, the news that Russell Rigby, our Coal River Working Party/Hunter Living Histories friend and colleague, passed away this morning, 28 September 2019, at 1:30am. He leaves a gap in our lives that cannot be filled, and in the words of HLH colleague Mr. Robert Watson, … More Goodbye to our friend and colleague Russell Rigby

The Store Oral History Project – NOW ONLINE

The Store Oral History Project is now available on-line at Livinghistories@UON   The Store Oral History Project is a collection of stories gathered from members of the Newcastle community in 2019, sharing their thoughts and memories of the Store. We thank all of the interviewees and those who have contributed in other ways, such as sharing … More The Store Oral History Project – NOW ONLINE

GLAM Peak Meeting 15 National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA) Canberra

Meeting No. 15 of GLAM Peak was held on Friday 26 July and hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). GLAM Peak is the peak representative bodies of the galleries, libraries, archives and museums across Australia – which began meeting in mid-2015, collaborating to enable people to access, use and build on our … More GLAM Peak Meeting 15 National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA) Canberra