Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?

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?

Highlights from the 2011 Hunter Heritage Network Seminar

On the 30th September 2011 the NSW Minister for Heritage and the Environment, The Hon. Robyn Parker MP addressed the Hunter Heritage Network Seminar at the University of Newcastle (Australia). The Minister was welcomed by Deputy Vice Chancellor Kevin McConkey and Mr Greg Anderson, Manager University Libraries. The Minister for Heritage Robyn Parker addressed the … More Highlights from the 2011 Hunter Heritage Network Seminar

CRWP 2011 Achievements

Cartoon courtesy of Peter Lewis and The Newcastle Herald. Our mission is to achieve world recognition for Newcastle and the Hunter Region’s historical place in the development of the Australian nation. Our goals are to: 1. To have Newcastle and the Hunter Region’s historic sites nationally recognised James Fletcher Hospital and Gardens, Watt Street Newcastle … More CRWP 2011 Achievements

Newcastle and related newsreels from British Pathe

Fish Feeder (aka Fish Charmer) (1939) https://www.britishpathe.com/video/fish-feeder-aka-fish-charmer-issue-title-is-one/ Description: Part of issue ONE FOR THE ROAD. Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Issue Date: 04/05/1939. Various shots of disabled man on crutches, Mr. Laskey, being helped into sea from pier. Mr. Laskey holds a loaf of bread beneath the water, soon a shoal of small fish surround him, nibbling … More Newcastle and related newsreels from British Pathe

Coal River Working Party – Annual Report 2008

Our overall objective for the year has been to actively research and promote Newcastle’s history, assist in the preparatory celebrations of the 2009 Sesquicentenary of the formation of the Borough of Newcastle on 7 June 2009 and support the Newcastle City Council’s unanimously adopted Coal River Heritage Precinct Interpretation plan (Pizzey Report). With the farewell … More Coal River Working Party – Annual Report 2008

Nobbys (Whibayganba)

Video: NBN News Broadcast 29 October 2008 featuring Mr Gionni Di Gravio (Chair of the University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party) and Dene Hawken (Awabakal Descendent) interviewed by Paul Lobb. Professor John Fryer submitted an application for dual naming for Nobbys/Whibayganba to the Geographical Names Board (GNB) in October 2008. The application was accompanied … More Nobbys (Whibayganba)

Historic Online Newspapers

The National Library of Australia has just launched the beta version of its Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954. With new titles being added, in time it should emerge as a fantastic resource, unlocking the historical treasures lying within our newsprint archives. The direct link is here: http://ndpbeta.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home