Sketches of Newcastle by George French Angas (1822-1886)

Russell Rigby has identified a number of sketches by artist G.F. Angus. The sketch below by G. F. Angas in the NLA collection (http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an2879016) shows the Australian Agricultural Company B & C pits, with wagons on the railway incline from C Pit. The row of pit houses near the lower (B) pit are shown on … More Sketches of Newcastle by George French Angas (1822-1886)

Maitland Floods in 1864

    THE FLOOD AT MAITLAND. (From Illustrated Sydney News 16 July 1864 p.4) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63512023 The tendency of the Hunter River to overflow its banks has always been a source of anxiety to the residents in its vicinity. Three times during the current year have they suffered from those visitations, the most disastrous being that … More Maitland Floods in 1864

GLAMx Lab Professional Placements & Volunteering – Semester 1, 2019

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities are available for students to undertake placements at the UON’s GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab located at the University Library, Callaghan Campus. You will draw on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) professions across conservation, archival science, librarianship, digitization, metadata and data management, curatorial and digital heritage sectors. You will gain … More GLAMx Lab Professional Placements & Volunteering – Semester 1, 2019

Selected Historic Records of Dalwood Vineyard

    DALWOOD RAINFALL RECORDS 1865 – 1893 By Don Seton Wilkinson Colonial era weather records are few and far between. The Bureau of Meteorology considers that the Rainfall records from Dalwood, Branxton, NSW are the oldest accurate rainfall records in its collection. Between 1865 and 1885 the monthly rainfall was recorded by John Wyndham … More Selected Historic Records of Dalwood Vineyard

Wickham School of Arts Report by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Released

On the 16th May 2016 the Assoc. of Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) Newcastle held a special information day held at the Newcastle Club to discuss a research project of School of Arts/Mechanics’ Institutes in the Newcastle and Hunter Region. We are delighted to announce that Helen Creagh and Gwen Hamilton, representing ADFAS … More Wickham School of Arts Report by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Released

3D scanning artefacts

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following is a brief outline of the 3D digitisation process used by staff, students and volunteers at the UON’s GLAMx Digitisation Lab.  The process uses Artec 3D SPIDER Professional Handheld 3D Scanner and software. Several … More 3D scanning artefacts