Burragurra Revisited (2019) by W. J. Needham

After almost forty years since it was first published, Burragurra, a review of the Aboriginal relics in the Lower Hunter Valley, has been republished under the title Burragurra Revisited. Bill Needham, who published the first edition whilst teaching at Cessnock High School, has now long retired and so was able to devote considerable time to … More Burragurra Revisited (2019) by W. J. Needham

The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

We acknowledge the Traditional Lands of the Worimi , Gringai and Biripi people of the kutthung language the Custodians, spiritual and cultural owners of these lands. We acknowledge our Elders past and present to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Gringai continue to practice Culture and have a strong connection to our lands … More The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Please Note: The following articles on Aboriginal Rock Art & Indigenous history of the Hunter Region and Central Coast were located in TROVE . The newspaper articles chronicle how writers of the time were describing Indigenous … More Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. During 2018 several Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students and volunteers have worked on The Deep Time Project, 3D scanning and photographing artefacts, as well as collating information to better understand this significant Aboriginal archive. The following … More Deep Time Project – REFLECTION I

Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. This information has been compiled for HASS1000 lectures during Semester 1, 2018. The Deep Time Project is a digital humanities project and involves many disciplines to help build new knowledge about Aboriginal cultures.  The project is … More Deep Time Virtual Reality – Transforming Humanities in the digital age

Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class Visit Northern Map Site (Wollombi)

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. On the 4 August 2017, The University of Newcastle (Australia)’s Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visited the Finchley Park Reserve (also known as the Northern Map Site or Flat Rock) to undertake … More Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class Visit Northern Map Site (Wollombi)

Under Construction: GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab

GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab The University of Newcastle Library’s Cultural Collections is establishing the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab in the Auchmuty Library to provide its students with the work experience opportunities to participate and collaborate in a range of exciting archival digitisation research projects. The new facilities will assist in placing our young … More Under Construction: GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab

Lt William Sacheverell Coke and Desmond

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The second-in-charge of the Colony of Newcastle in 1827 was just 22 years old. Lieutenant William Sacheverell Coke is another of those early European inhabitants who kept a record of his relationships with the local Aboriginal … More Lt William Sacheverell Coke and Desmond

John Brown’s Diary

John Brown was a servant to the Scott Family during the 1820s in NSW. He kept a diary whilst in the Colony of his journey from Sydney, west towards Bathurst and to the Hunter Valley in 1824.  The diary is held at the State Library of NSW and has some interesting information about Aboriginal culture … More John Brown’s Diary

Condition of the Aborigines (1846)

The is the full transcription of N.S.W. Legislative Council Committee – Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines. Thank you to volunteer Mr Peter Trenbath who transcribed the complete document. DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPTION (PDF FILE) 1846 New South Wales. Aborigines. Replies to a Circular Letter, addressed to the Clergy, of all Denominations, By Order of … More Condition of the Aborigines (1846)