“They sent me North: Female Convicts in the Hunter” – Book Launch

On Tuesday 31 July 2019, the publication “They sent me north: Female Convicts in the Hunter” compiled by Mel Woodford with Jan Richards, edited by Elizabeth James from the Newcastle Family History Society (NFHS) was launched at the Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Library. The book has many contributions by the descendants of female convicts and members … More “They sent me North: Female Convicts in the Hunter” – Book Launch

Come in Yarn Spinners – Three Outstanding Women Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James

Marilla North launches her eagerly awaited first installment of Yarn Spinners on the lives of three extraordinary women;  Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James at a FREE event during the Hunter Writers Festival this Friday “In Conversation with Dr Ann Hardy” 11-12pm Mulubinba Room, Newcastle Town Hall. Info on the Event is here: http://www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au/session/yarn-spinners/ Info … More Come in Yarn Spinners – Three Outstanding Women Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James

International Women’s Day (8 March 2017) – Professor Beryl Nashar

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student).    International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The staff and volunteers at UoN Cultural Collections think International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the late Professor Beryl Nashar. Professor Nashar made substantial contributions to … More International Women’s Day (8 March 2017) – Professor Beryl Nashar