Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Vera Deacon, historian and the University of Newcastle’s great philanthropist, has been awarded the Freeman of the City of Newcastle, (that she renamed the Freewoman of the City of Newcastle) at a special ceremony held in her honour on the 25 September 2019. Attended by hundreds of friends, acquaintances and admirers, Vera accepted the award … More Vera Deacon made Freewoman of the City of Newcastle

Beautiful things created out of our history

People create all sorts of wonderful things from the University of Newcastle’s freely available high resolution images on Flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/ Let us know how you have been using these images. If you wish to support the free access to our digitised cultural treasures, and provide paid employment for people to do it, then support … More Beautiful things created out of our history

3D Virtual Hunter Project – Newcastle in 1818 and 1830

Here are two of the latest fly throughs of Newcastle as it looked in 1818 and 1830 respectively. Both created by 3D artist Charles Martin in December 2013 and January 2014 as part of his work on the 3D Virtual Newcastle Time Machine. This work was made possible by the kind generosity of the Vera … More 3D Virtual Hunter Project – Newcastle in 1818 and 1830

3D Virtual Newcastle – What Charles and Vera Achieved in 34 days of 2013

At the first meeting of the Coal River Working Party for this year, held on the 3rd of February, 3D Virtual Newcastle creator Charles Martin gave University benefactor Vera Deacon, a presentation on the progress to date on the the 3D model of early Newcastle. Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library were able to provide … More 3D Virtual Newcastle – What Charles and Vera Achieved in 34 days of 2013

Amazing Race

Saturday 2 April 2011 9AM – 12 Midday Where brains beat brawn! Teams of 4 solve clever clues and face fun challenges while navigating the urban Newcastle landscape via foot. It’s a scavenger hunt, with all the thrills of the amazing race, mixed with trivial pursuit and a dash of cat-and-mouse. Fantastic prizes to be … More Amazing Race