Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland!

A leaflet containing information regarding the conservation of Newcastle Bight, as composed by the Newcastle Bight Coalition. It proposed the establishment of a Coastal Park in order to preserve the area. The Newcastle Bight Coastal Park Coalition was formed in June 1993 as a coalition of interested groups and individuals for recognition and preservation of … More Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland!

National Trust: Hunter 2000 Report – 1972

Hunter 2000 has been prepared by the National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.) on the request of the State Planning Authority of N.S.W. for advice to assist in the development of planning proposals in the Hunter Region. The report expresses the views of the National Trust on planning for nature conservation, scenic preservation, historic buildings and … More National Trust: Hunter 2000 Report – 1972

Hunter 2000 – Map

Hunter 2000 has been prepared by the National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.) on the request of the State Planning Authority of N.S.W. for advice to assist in the development of planning proposals in the Hunter Region. Objectives: To make conservation an integral part of planning in the Hunter Region. To secure the dedication of adequate … More Hunter 2000 – Map

Convocation Lectures 1980 – 1999

By Angelique Carr Seventeen tracks featuring Convocation Lectures over two decades have just been uploaded to the Cultural Collections SoundCloud. These recordings were found in the University of Newcastle’s Oral History Collection. The playlist includes Dinner Speeches, Public Lectures and Inaugural Lectures. Highlights include the 1994 Newcastle Lecture by Thomas Keneally, who was recorded being briefed … More Convocation Lectures 1980 – 1999

Reparation: Biolela 1871-1887 Exhibtion

Kathryn Jeanes’ exhibition, Reparation: Biloela 1871 – 1887, a Fine Art PhD Candidate at the University of Newcastle aims to right the wrongs of history with an exhibition at the convict precinct on Cockatoo Island. The exhibition will provide a visual record of the girls lives whilst incarcerated on Cockatoo Island during this period. With no photographs archived … More Reparation: Biolela 1871-1887 Exhibtion

The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student). When I met with Ann Hardy and Gionni  di Gravio from the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections to discuss projects for HUMA3003 – Arts Practicum I mentioned my interest in pursuing environmental history once I had completed my studies. Ann and Gionni suggested I undertake a literature … More The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

Map of the Colony of New South Wales (1834) by Sir Thomas Mitchell

  Name: T. (Thomas) L. (Livingstone) Mitchell William Keene Report Title: Map of the Colony of New South Wales 1834, by T. L. Mitchell with geology added by William Keene. Report Description: Map of the Colony of New South Wales, 1834 Collation: 1 AO map Report Year: 1834 Abstract: Map of the Colony of New … More Map of the Colony of New South Wales (1834) by Sir Thomas Mitchell

The Newcastle-Hunter Studies Symposium

NEWCASTLE / HUNTER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM Presented by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Newcastle in partnership with Newcastle Art Gallery The Newcastle Hunter Studies Symposium Friday 3 May 2013 10.00am – 4.30pm Newcastle Art Gallery Free About the Symposium Scholarship on Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, has the potential to illuminate national … More The Newcastle-Hunter Studies Symposium

World Premiere – A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers

It was with great pleasure and pride that we watched, heard and experienced the world premiere of A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers. The World Premiere of A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers was performed on Sunday 1 November 2009 at 3pm in Newcastle City Hall (Australia). In 2009 the City … More World Premiere – A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers