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

The Lycett Album ca. 1820: Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

Lycett, Joseph, approximately 1775-1828 Drawings of Aborigines and scenery, New South Wales, ca. 1820. Title in Album: “Drawings of Natives & Scenery of Van Diemens Land 1830.” (Courtesy National Library of Australia) Catalogue Entry: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1586033   Related Hunter Valley Joseph Lycett Paintings and Engravings  from Views of Australia (1825) (These images are very large, (approx … More The Lycett Album ca. 1820: Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

John Turner Memorial Lecture 2013 – Emeritus Professor Michael Rosenthal

  See the video here: http://vimeo.com/66219981 Emeritus Professor Michael Rosenthal will deliver the John Turner Memorial Lecture Colonel Paterson’s Scrapbook. “When, in 1809, he knew he would be returning to Britain, colonial hand Colonel William Paterson took great care to commission watercolours from John Lewin and George Robert Evans, arguably the leading artists in the … More John Turner Memorial Lecture 2013 – Emeritus Professor Michael Rosenthal

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

Professor Michael Rosenthal on Edward Charles Close

Panorama of Newcastle 1821 formerly attributed to Sophia Campbell, currently acknowledged as the work of Edward Charles Close. Click on image for a larger view. (Courtesy of the State Library of NSW) The School of Humanities and Social Science is proud to present the first of its 2012 History Seminar series in Cultural Collections Auchmuty … More Professor Michael Rosenthal on Edward Charles Close

Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised a selection of Conrad Martens‘ drawings. Among them are drawings that document his travels though the Hunter in the years 1841 and 1852. Conrad Martens (1801-1878), artist, was born in London England. In 1832 he joined the scientific team aboard the Beagle with Charles Darwin, replacing … More Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter