Aerial view of Kurri Kurri. (Coalfields Heritage Group) Source: livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/33065 This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Kurri Kurri, the most important word and place According the this recently unearthed 1933 article below, Kurri Kurri, a township in Newcastle, South Wales is … More Is Kurri Kurri (NSW) the original Garden of Eden?
ALL WELCOME You are invited to a special FREE NAIDOC week screening of Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space, the 17th and latest in the Stories of Our Town Film Series and the follow up to Fortress Newcastle. THE FILM Two years in the making, Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space tells the story of … More Biraban and Threlkeld: Finding the Third Space Theatrical Release
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The Lives and Works of Rev. Lancelot Edward Threlkeld and We-pohng Birabān (John M’Gill) Compiled as reference materials for the forthcoming 2022 Documentary Film on Birabān & Threlkeld through the Stories of Our Town Series. … More The Lives & Language Work of Biraban and Threlkeld
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
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Indigenous Names Research – Making Connections By Dana Silayi UON’s Culture Collections has a rich archival collection of primary written sources containing information about Aboriginal culture. This project has established a framework to better … More Indigenous Names Research – Making Connections
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)
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 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
This gem of a chart of Awaba or Lake Macquarie was located in the DIGS database this morning by our colleague Mr Russell Rigby. It is an historical chart or map of Lake Macquarie with geological locations marked including Aboriginal place names. The database says that the outline was sketched by W. Procter from his … More Awaba or Lake Macquarie in 1841
Dr Jim Wafer is a member of the Endangered Languages Documentation, Theory and Application (ELDTA) group at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and has worked with Australian Aboriginal languages for the past 35 years. He is currently collaborating with Professor Hilary Carey on an edition of Lancelot Threlkeld’s translations into the Hunter River-Lake Macquarie language. … More Dr Jim Wafer – On the Hunter River – Lake Macquarie language.