On the 27th September 2012 the announcement was made that both the Newcastle Town Hall and Civic Theatre complex would be listed on the New South Wales Heritage Register. Both buildings were designed by architect Henry Eli White (1875-1952), and were the greatest achievement of visionary Mayor of Newcastle from 1924-25 Alderman Morris Light (1859-1929). … More Newcastle Town Hall and Civic Theatre Honoured
During his presentation at the 2012 National Trust Forum on Innovation and Invention Mr Bill Jordan introduced us to a convict era tunnel dating from around 1816 that lies beneath Church Street, Newcastle (Australia). He believes that it is the oldest example of Australian civil engineering works still in use to this day and quite … More Convict Era Tunnel (c1816) and Brick Culvert (c1850s)
The 2012 Hunter Heritage Network seminar was held in beautiful historic Murrurundi in the upper Hunter Valley. Sponsored by the Upper Hunter Shire Council.
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
On the 23 June 2011 a successful motion and order for papers by Greens MP David Shoebridge passed in the NSW Upper House. The Coal River Working Party were invited to view those papers on the 17 July 2011, and a delegation consisting of ten members traveled to the NSW Parliament to view them and … More Aboriginal Heritage Recommendations
See the online article here: http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/newcastles-convict-heritage-snub/1900252.aspx
A National Nomination for the Coal River (Mulubinba) Cultural Landscape was prepared by Ann Hardy and her international team including Amir Rezapour Mogadam (Conservator), Dene Hawken (Awabakal Descendent), Doug Lithgow (President, Park and Playgrounds Movement Inc), Roslyn Kerr (Geologist), Barbara Heaton (Newcastle City Council) and Gionni Di Gravio (University Archivist and Chair) for the Coal … More National Nomination Mark II