FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

    Toll, or Rose Cottage is a mysterious little cottage nestled inside the modern footprint of the Family Law Court in Bolton Street Newcastle. Its quaint size and simple shape immediately calls to mind the convict era cottage structures that you find have survived all over Battery Point in Hobart. Could this little place … More FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-1860

HEALTHCARE IN NEWCASTLE 1817-1860 By Dr Ann Hardy (Presented at The Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute one-day seminar at HMRI on 11 November, 2017.) Newcastle hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Australia, founded in 1817, however limited primary sources have survived relating to healthcare. To commemorate 200 years of the Newcastle Hospital a secondary … More Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-1860

Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visits the historic sites of Newcastle and Beyond

On the 6th October 2017  the University of Newcastle (Australia)’s Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visited the historic sites of Newcastle. Under the supervision of Dr Bernadette Drabsch, the students were introduced to a variety of important places on a walking tour including Christ Church Cathedral, the former Parsonage site, the … More Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visits the historic sites of Newcastle and Beyond

GLAMx

Opening Hours 2022 9am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. The GLAMX Living Histories Digitisation Lab is administered by Special Collections at the Auchmuty Library, Callahan Campus. The facility came about through extensive collaboration between the University Library, the Faculty of Educations and Arts, the Innovation Team in IT Services … More GLAMx

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

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)

Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

  Supercars Australia, Destination NSW and Newcastle City Council have announced the final circuit for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 car race scheduled for 24-26 November 2017. The flyover can be viewed directly here: http://www.supercars.com/videos/championship/coates-hire-newcastle-500-circuit-flyover/ The approx 2.6 km Newcastle Circuit, promising to be up there with the best in the world, and as scenic … More Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

Lieutenant John Shortland – Hunter’s River 1797

Lieutenant John Shortland. An eye sketch of Hunter’s River. 1797. Signed J.S. [initials presumed to be those of Lieutenant John Shortland]. 1797 Lieutenant John Shortland, R.N. Lieutenant John Shortland of the H.M.S. Reliance officially “discovered” the River on the 10th September 1797 while on route to Port Stephens. The letter to his father reporting the … More Lieutenant John Shortland – Hunter’s River 1797

City of Newcastle Public Voice: Coal River Precinct

Coal River Precinct Newcastle’s Unique Historic and Recreational Locality. Presentation to the Newcastle City Council Public Voice Committee 15 September 2015. Presenters: Mr Doug Lithgow. President of the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc., A Freeman of the City of Newcastle. Dr Ann Hardy, Historian and Coal River Working Party Administrative Officer and Deputy Chair. Mr … More City of Newcastle Public Voice: Coal River Precinct

University Researchers One Step Closer to Father of Australia

Researchers with the University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party are one step closer today to zeroing in on a buried relic laid almost two centuries ago by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, affectionately known as the ‘Father of Australia‘. The Foundation Stone to Macquarie Pier, aka The Newcastle Breakwater, was laid on a Wednesday the 5th … More University Researchers One Step Closer to Father of Australia