Joy Cummings – “Words were not important – love has its own language” – A tribute to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

Joy Cummings (1923-2003) left a great legacy of her years of leadership as Lord Mayor of our city, she entered politics as an environmental campaigner and had a vision for the city of Newcastle, she was able to transform into a people-friendly city. TIMELINE Born at Ramsgate, Sydney, in December 1923. Joined the Labor Party … More Joy Cummings – “Words were not important – love has its own language” – A tribute to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

EXHIBITION “Dandelion: The words and images of Josiah Cocking”

You are invited to the following Exhibition showcasing historic images from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive. To VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC Flickr or Livinghistories@UON Josiah Cocking’s Diaries are available to view online – HERE DANDELION: The words and images of Josiah Cocking WHEN – The exhibition will run from February 6 until March 3, … More EXHIBITION “Dandelion: The words and images of Josiah Cocking”

Wilson Harold Maze Photographic Collection

These Photographs were scanned from glass lantern slides from the Wilson Harold Maze Collection. Wilson Harold Maze, (1911-1985) was a lecturer in Geography and Administrator at the University of Sydney. He donated this collection, depicting images of the Lower Hunter in the early 1930’s, to Professor Cyril Renwick at the Hunter Valley Research Foundation in … More Wilson Harold Maze Photographic Collection

50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School

If you attended the Newcastle Art School or Teacher’s College from 1969 you may be interested in celebrating with former staff and students for this 50-year reunion of these Newcastle old art institutions. Do you have photographs or memorabilia of Newcastle Art School, TAFE in Hunter Street or Teacher’s College that you’d like to share? You … More 50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School

The Digitised Victoria Theatre Archives 1886-1982

On the 20 July 2018 Mr Bruce Brown delivered a set of records containing the complete minute books of the Victoria Theatre Company Limited and plans to Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle. Mr Brown had been the accountant charged with winding up the operations of the Victoria Theatre. The records had been sitting … More The Digitised Victoria Theatre Archives 1886-1982

Visit to the Archives of the Hydrographic Department, Ministry of Defence, Taunton, United Kingdom

Visit to the Archives of the Hydrographic Department, Ministry of Defence, Taunton, United Kingdom on the 8th and 9th May 2008.  By Doug Lithgow (Originally prepared for the UON’s Coal River Working Party, now Hunter Living Histories) It was my pleasure to visit the archives of the Hydrographic Department Ministry of Defence at Taunton in … More Visit to the Archives of the Hydrographic Department, Ministry of Defence, Taunton, United Kingdom

St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield

The Newcastle Herald has reported that the locally heritage listed landmark of St Columban’s Church at Mayfield is scheduled for demolition, after an engineer reported that the cost of repairs would amount to $6M and heritage consultant Barney Collins has stated that the church is structurally dangerous and unable to save. The Foundation Stone for … More St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield