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)

The Eather Manuscript – The History of Bulga 1820 – 1921 by A.N. Eather (1921)

Within the Percy Haslam Archives held at the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections is located A5410(x) Xerox copy of The History of Bulga near Singleton N.S.W. from 1820 to 1921 by A.N. Eather. According to the folder’s caption, in Percy Haslam’s hand is written: “Bulga – 1820-1921 The Eather Manuscript. (Description of last combined Bora … More The Eather Manuscript – The History of Bulga 1820 – 1921 by A.N. Eather (1921)

The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.)

The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.) by Gionni Di Gravio Many have wondered about the beautiful and evocative oil painting by Joseph Lycett of the moonlight Corroboree at Newcastle. From where in Newcastle was it painted? Some have surmised the location to be somewhere along the Honeysuckle foreshore, perhaps even the area around Civic … More The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.)

Unanimous Support for Aboriginal Names for Newcastle’s Landmarks

The Secretary of the NSW Geographical Names Board, Kevin Richards advised the City of Newcastle Guraki Committee that their application to name eight features at Newcastle has been approved. Mr Richards stated that the application was well received. Mr Richards will now write to Council regarding their decision in the short term. The GNB will … More Unanimous Support for Aboriginal Names for Newcastle’s Landmarks

The Newcastle-Hunter Studies Symposium

NEWCASTLE / HUNTER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM Presented by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Newcastle in partnership with Newcastle Art Gallery The Newcastle Hunter Studies Symposium Friday 3 May 2013 10.00am – 4.30pm Newcastle Art Gallery Free About the Symposium Scholarship on Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, has the potential to illuminate national … More The Newcastle-Hunter Studies Symposium

Historic Return of Newcastle Treasures for Exhibition

On Friday 26th October 2012 a public announcement was made by Dr Alex Byrne of the NSW State Library, relating to the exciting news that the artistic treasures of early Newcastle would make their historic return to the City for the first time in over 195 years. The forthcoming “Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie … More Historic Return of Newcastle Treasures for Exhibition