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
The following is a general overview of an on-line survey investigating people’s perceptions of Newcastle’s history. The project was undertaken by UON Cultural Collections team and co-ordinated by UON student Brendan Josevski in the GLAMx Lab as part of an 80-hr social science placement. A simple 14 question survey was formulated and conducted asking the general … More Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?
“Newcastle people are tough and resilient. They are no strangers to hardship and as a result of this earthquake we will have the chance to not only recover, but to renew both ourselves and our community. And our suffering will strengthen our resolve to make for a better future.” Graham R Lawrence, Dean of Christ … More The Newcastle Earthquake of 1989
As stalwart supporters of student research into the history of our region we are delighted to see that this year there is a bumper output from a very engaged and creative cohort in the first year of University of Newcastle’s Creative and Performing Arts ( i.e., the new name for what was formerly ‘Drama’). Thanks … More UoN Creative and Performing Arts Students Engage Local History