Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

On the 19-20 April 2017, members of the University’s Hunter Living Histories presented an overview of twenty years of work creating the 3D Virtual Newcastle Time Machine at the Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference in Brisbane. The proceedings for the digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Brisbane conference are now available online at: https://digitalculturalheritageconference.com/proceedings/ The … More Digital Cultural Heritage: FUTURE VISIONS Conference

Found: Original Plans for Victoria Theatre Newcastle

  Two original plans for the Victoria Theatre Newcastle by architect James Henderson, and dating prior to 1888, have been located in a chance find amongst the papers of the Colonial Secretary, located at the State Records Authority New South Wales. Jane Ison, a historical researcher into the Newcastle Industrical School for Girls at the … More Found: Original Plans for Victoria Theatre Newcastle

The Architecture of High Street Maitland (1961) by K.D. Charlton

We are very pleased to be able to provide public online access to Kenneth D. Charlton’s The Architecture of High Street Maitland (1961). It is a  history of the architecture and architects of High Street, Maitland, New South Wales (Australia) completed in 1961 as an Architectural Science and Research Thesis for the Architecture Diploma Course … More The Architecture of High Street Maitland (1961) by K.D. Charlton

The Work of Frederick B. Menkens Architect 1855-1910 by Les Reedman (1956)

  We are honoured to present a new digital scan of Leslie Reedman’s 1956 Thesis on the work of Frederick Menkens (1855-1910) in Newcastle. The entire thesis can be downloaded from the University of Newcastle’s Content Pro site here: http://encore.newcastle.edu.au/iii/cpro/DigitalItemViewPage.external?lang=eng&sp=1008053 or  here: The Work of Frederick B. Menkens Architect 1855-1910 by Les Reedman (1956) (18MB … More The Work of Frederick B. Menkens Architect 1855-1910 by Les Reedman (1956)

Newcastle Town Hall and Civic Theatre Honoured

On the 27th September 2012 the announcement was made that both the Newcastle Town Hall and Civic Theatre complex would be listed on the New South Wales Heritage Register. Both buildings were designed by architect Henry Eli White (1875-1952), and were the greatest achievement of visionary Mayor of Newcastle from 1924-25 Alderman Morris Light (1859-1929). … More Newcastle Town Hall and Civic Theatre Honoured

Ghosts of Victorian Newcastle Come Alive

Look out for the launch of an exciting new exhibition at the Newcastle Museum entitled Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle which will run from the 6 November 2012 – 9 December 2012. The link to the Museum’s page is here: http://www.newcastlemuseum.com.au/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/reconstructing-victorian-newcastle/reconstructing-victorian-newcastle The Exhibition features the project work of Dr Tessa Morrison, who is a senior lecturer and … More Ghosts of Victorian Newcastle Come Alive

National Trust Innovation and Invention in the Hunter Forum 2012

From Aboriginal ingenuity to cutting edge scientific research, the Hunter Region (Australia) has been and continues to be a leader in creativity and inventiveness. This Forum was a celebration of the people and institutions which have helped and continue to help shape the region. The Event was held in the Newcastle Town Hall on the … More National Trust Innovation and Invention in the Hunter Forum 2012

Launch of Coal River Interpretive Centre Design “The Midden”

All are welcome to attend an exhibition of designs by 2009 final year architecture students. The Invitation flyer for [In Transit] University of Newcastle Final Year Architecture Exhibition 2009 is above and the event is to be launched Friday November 13th 2009 at 6pm (for 6.30pm) at the Architecture Design Studio University of Newcastle. Of … More Launch of Coal River Interpretive Centre Design “The Midden”