These images are scans of glass negatives and magic lantern slides of George Thomas Rowland (1887-1972) from Merewether, New South Wales. This Collection contains some of the strangest assortment of photographs, illustrations, advertisements and mystery shots we have ever seen. The image above appears to depict a floating ghostly child hovering above an old man … More The George Thomas Rowland Collection
You are invited to the following Exhibition showcasing historic images from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive. To VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC Flickr or Livinghistories@UON Josiah Cocking’s Diaries are available to view online – HERE DANDELION: The words and images of Josiah Cocking WHEN – The exhibition will run from February 6 until March 3, … More EXHIBITION “Dandelion: The words and images of Josiah Cocking”
Over 200 glass negatives from the Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive were recently digitised by volunteers and students in the GLAMx Digitisation Lab. The archive was transferred to Cultural Collections and stored in archives at the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, together with other archival material from the Cocking family. VIEW Glass Negatives on UONCC … More Josiah Cocking Photographic Archive
The aerial view of Newcastle by Milton Kent, located in TROVE, and reproduced above was originally published in The Australasian on the 22nd June 1929 page 71, and appears to come from the same set of original glass negatives reproduced below. This may provide some evidence to the dating of at least some of … More Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle
The official launch of the Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle Exhibition and Smartphone app along with a presentation by Dr Tessa Morrison, will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2012 from 12- 1pm at the Newcastle Museum. RSVP to Beth Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing Places – Newcastle and the Hunter (2012) is the third and eagerly anticipated latest book from Greg and Sylvia Ray featuring unique and long lost images of Newcastle and the Hunter, beautifully digitised and re-mastered from original glass negatives and film. The book will also come with a DVD containing two vintage documentaries about … More Changing Places – Newcastle and the Hunter – Book Launch
In June 2010, Newcastle Herald journalist Greg Ray bought 20 kilograms of glass and film negatives at an on-line auction. To his amazement, the boxes of old negatives – when scanned – revealed a treasure-trove of professional quality images of Newcastle and the Hunter in the 1930s and 1940s. Even more amazingly, it appeared that … More Newcastle – The Missing Years – Images from the 1930s and 1940s
Six beautiful and rare images of the Royal Newcastle Hospital dating from between 1855 – 1900 have been added to the Cultural Collections (Archives) Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/sets/72157621645101803/ To see the images in all their splendour click on the thumbnail and then click the ‘all sizes’ to see the larger images we have provided.