In August 2009 we were very excited about the archaeological excavations being undertaken on the former Palais Royale site in Newcastle West. We are proud to report that the first of two Reports have been released covering the Aboriginal history of the site. Over 5,534 Aboriginal artefacts were recovered, representing three Aboriginal occupation periods dating … More Aboriginal Archaeological Report for former Palais site released
Aborigines of the Hunter Region [Kit] was a resource kit created for teachers and compiled in the 1980s for the Department of Education. It consisted of 7 booklets, 10 prints with questions, 45 slides (most in colour), notes to the audio visual materials and a sound cassette which included Perc Haslam speaking about the language … More Aborigines of the Hunter Region Kit
One of our final year Master of Architecture students Mr Andrew Cavill has, for the past year, been working on a design for an iconic interpretation, discovery and learning centre at the Coal River Heritage Precinct in Newcastle East. ‘The Midden’, as it has been called, officially went on Exhibition this week. On behalf of … More ‘The Midden’ is Launched
Broughton, W.G. and Threlkeld, L.E. A Selection of Prayers for the Morning and Evening From The Service of the Church of England Intended for the introduction of publick worship Amongst The Aborigines of Australia, 1834. The Venerable W.G. Broughton M.A. Arch Deacon of New South Wales and its Dependencies. Translated Into the Northumberland Dialect by … More Two additions to the Virtual Sourcebook for Aboriginal Studies
We are very excited about receiving notification of the re-discovery of the footings of the Government farm on the former site of the Palais Royale in Hunter Street. We will be visiting the site this morning and will give updates as they come to hand. Here are three artistic representations by Joseph Lycett and Sir … More Remains of the Government Farm Re-discovered
Read the article on Flickr – Faces from the past
Andrew Cavill is a 5th Year Architecture student at the University of Newcastle that has chosen to design an interpretative centre for the Coal River Heritage Precinct as his final year project.