The Inauguration of Newcastle’s “Tree Spirit” – Are the Laman Street Trees a Memorial for the War Dead?

The above video “A True ANZAC Memorial” was posted on You Tube in November 2010 and recently entered into the Laman Street Trees debate with the description: The current Newcastle City Council intends to cut down the Laman Street fig trees in order to construct a NEW ANZAC memorial. The problem is, these trees, planted … More The Inauguration of Newcastle’s “Tree Spirit” – Are the Laman Street Trees a Memorial for the War Dead?

Newcastle – The Missing Years – Images from the 1930s and 1940s

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