Dr Jim Wafer – On the Hunter River – Lake Macquarie language.

Dr Jim Wafer is a member of the Endangered Languages Documentation, Theory and Application (ELDTA) group at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and has worked with Australian Aboriginal languages for the past 35 years. He is currently collaborating with Professor Hilary Carey on an edition of Lancelot Threlkeld’s translations into the Hunter River-Lake Macquarie language. … More Dr Jim Wafer – On the Hunter River – Lake Macquarie language.

NSW Upper House takes action for the sake of our Aboriginal Heritage

MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY IN THE NSW UPPER HOUSE LOSS OF UNIQUE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE IN NEWCASTLE WEST That this House notes that: Approximately one year ago a fast food restaurant costing $2.5 million was built in Hunter Street, Newcastle West, over one of the most significant Aboriginal heritage sites in New South Wales. The Excavation Report … More NSW Upper House takes action for the sake of our Aboriginal Heritage

Two additions to the Virtual Sourcebook for Aboriginal Studies

Broughton, W.G. and Threlkeld, L.E. A Selection of Prayers for the Morning and Evening From The Service of the Church of England Intended for the introduction of publick worship Amongst The Aborigines of Australia, 1834. The Venerable W.G. Broughton M.A. Arch Deacon of New South Wales and its Dependencies. Translated Into the Northumberland Dialect by … More Two additions to the Virtual Sourcebook for Aboriginal Studies

Two Surveying Reports Released

We have today posted two surveying reports by the University’s Emeritus Professor John Fryer on our Coal River Working Party and Aboriginal Sourcebook sites. Both reports pinpoint important locations in the region’s history including the site of Threlkeld’s mission house at Belmont and the location of Barrallier’s camp site during the early survey mission in … More Two Surveying Reports Released

Lost Threlkeld Manuscript Online

An original manuscript Journal belonging to the late Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld, missionary to the Aborigines in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas in the 1820s onward has been digitised and uploaded to the University of Newcastle’s Virtual Sourcebook for Aboriginal Studies in the Hunter Region. We sincerely thank Mrs Marjorie Raven, great grand daughter of … More Lost Threlkeld Manuscript Online