The Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-1920 struck Newcastle and the lower Hunter between March and September, 1919. During that time the disease claimed 494 lives in the district. Planning for the necessity of responding to the epidemic began before the disease’s arrival. An Influenza Committee was set up, and when the first cases appeared in … More Spanish Flu and Newcastle 1919: What can we learn today?
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?
HEALTHCARE IN NEWCASTLE 1817-1860 By Dr Ann Hardy (Presented at The Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute one-day seminar at HMRI on 11 November, 2017.) Newcastle hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Australia, founded in 1817, however limited primary sources have survived relating to healthcare. To commemorate 200 years of the Newcastle Hospital a secondary … More Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-1860
Pharmacy, Royal Newcastle Hospital. Courtesy Cultural Collections Thanks to Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute (HPMI) for sharing the following video presentations of ‘A Hospital in Newcastle 1817-2017’ one-day seminar at HMRI on 11 November, 2017. The following presentation Videos and PDF’s are available at the HPMI website – VIEW HERE THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE & THE … More Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-2017 – hosted by Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute, 11 November, 2017
From Aboriginal ingenuity to cutting edge scientific research, the Hunter Region (Australia) has been and continues to be a leader in creativity and inventiveness. This Forum was a celebration of the people and institutions which have helped and continue to help shape the region. The Event was held in the Newcastle Town Hall on the … More National Trust Innovation and Invention in the Hunter Forum 2012
Six beautiful and rare images of the Royal Newcastle Hospital dating from between 1855 – 1900 have been added to the Cultural Collections (Archives) Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/sets/72157621645101803/ To see the images in all their splendour click on the thumbnail and then click the ‘all sizes’ to see the larger images we have provided.