RAD Newcastle Exhibition – Newcastle & the Hunter through a radical lens

EXHIBITION Thursday 15 June – Sunday 27 August 2017 at the Newcastle Museum The RAD exhibition has opened and official launch is on Tuesday 4th July, at 5.15pm for 5.30pm start at the Newcastle Museum. The Radical Newcastle project is an initiative of the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities and Social Science and is … More RAD Newcastle Exhibition – Newcastle & the Hunter through a radical lens

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

Wreck of the Cawarra, at Newcastle (Illustrated Sydney News 16th August 1866)

THE RECENT GALE THE first premonition of the storm was felt on the morning of the 11th ult; : the barometer became very unsettled, and heavy banked clouds along the eastern horizon became heavier as the day wore on, until about two o’clock, when the wind, shifted from W. to S. and E., and the … More Wreck of the Cawarra, at Newcastle (Illustrated Sydney News 16th August 1866)

Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

The following sketches by artist (Draughtsman) Robert Issell Perrott (1822-1895)are part of a collection held at the State Library of NSW (PXA 1350). The collection is not digitised, however the following images were photographed in 2012 for research purposes by Ann Hardy. Perrott was a sketcher, clerk of the peace, and farmer. He was also … More Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

‘Novelist draws on city’s deep and more recent past for thrilling inspiration’

Antoinette Holm has published two works of fiction that draw upon the texture of Newcastle life, its history and heritage, to create a riveting and exciting series about an ordinary woman from Newcastle who gets caught up in corruption and political intrigue. Antoinette lived in Newcastle from 1994 to 2007 and during that time the … More ‘Novelist draws on city’s deep and more recent past for thrilling inspiration’