Important Moments in Newcastle History

A History Survey (Sept-Oct 2018) co-ordinated by Brendan Josevski for UON Cultural Collections found that the following themes associated with Newcastle were mentioned frequently by participants in the survey. General/Convict History Convict Lumberyard Royal Newcastle Hospital Newcastle Earthquake Newcastle Post Office Star Hotel Riot This post provides a general historical overview of these themes. For … More Important Moments in Newcastle History

Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

Dr JOHN TURNER 17/10/1933 – 10/7/1998 (Originally published in Phanfare, Magazine of the Professional Historians Association NSW Inc, August 1998) The death of John Turner on 10 July 1998 deprived the Newcastle community of the man who, more than anyone else, raised our awareness of the city’s rich history. Many academics work hard, often unsuccessfully, … More Tribute to Dr John Turner Newcastle Historian (1933-1998)

Second blasting tunnel found in Nobbys headland

Link to online Newcastle Herald story 3 June 2009 – Second blasting tunnel found in Nobbys headland The Search for the Nobbys Gunpowder Tunnels The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party is currently preparing a scoping document for the New South Wales Heritage Branch which sets out our goals for archaeological investigations within the … More Second blasting tunnel found in Nobbys headland