“Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist of the University of Newcastle and Dr Ann Hardy discuss their recent trip to NSW State Records to photograph three bundles of hitherto lost documents of Newcastle in the late 1820s and early 1830s. The documents relate to an inventory of public buildings in the township that were being readied for what appears to have been the first privatisation prior to the Australian Agricultural Company take over of the Government Mines. They provide a digitised copy and transcription of one of these documents, and the importance of this information to the creation of the 3D early Newcastle model currently being constructed by artist Charles Martin for the University’s Coal River Working Party.”
“February 13, 1954, has long been regarded by many as one of the most important days in Wagga Wagga’s history – the day Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited our city as part of their 1954 Royal Tour.
A special exhibition has been arranged between State Records NSW and the Parliament of NSW to commemorate 60 years since the 1954 Royal Tour and is on display at Parliament House in Sydney and the Western Sydney Records Centre until March 31.
At CSU Regional Archives, we too are revisiting the Royal Tour (from Wagga’s perspective) with an exhibition of material from both our own Collection and the Museum of the Riverina. The exhibition, which includes photographs, commemorative items, and a 15min film of the visit, will be on display in the Archives on CSU’s South Campus until 31 March.
- Get the full story at On Record @ CSU Regional Archives “
New for 2014, What’s the bigger picture?, is a bit of a guessing / detective game using photographs from the State Records NSW collection.
Below a small section of this photograph is revealed while the rest is blocked out…. Scroll down for a larger version of the revealed section.
Can you guess where we are? Or what the bigger picture might be?
Let’s see what response we get and whether we need to unveil another section of the image to provide another clue to the bigger picture!
Swimming lessons, sports carnivals and team sports.
Whether you loved it or hated it sport was a perennial companion at school and had a great impact on your school experience.
Here are some sporting highlights from NRS 15051 Photographic Collection from the History Unit of the Department of School Education.
Do these images bring back any memories?
Feel free to reminisce and share your own school sporting stories!
Here at Archives Outside we’ve been coming up with some creative ideas about posts we’d like to bring you in 2014. However, it’s not really about us, it’s about you. We’d love to hear from you and know about the type of posts you’d like to see on the blog. Here is a quick survey. Please let us know what you want!
Our Creative Producer, Susan Charlton, was interviewed recently on the ABC 702 Morning Show with Linda Mottram. She spoke about a series of photos in our collection that you’d be familiar with - NRS 12932, Original prints used in NSW trains, c.1935-c.1969
Susan has put the photos together for a slideshow-travelogue called Archive of Mesmersing Views which is being presented at the Penrith Regional Gallery, 2pm this Saturday 8 February.
Linda Mottram blogged about these scenic photos and there is also a link to the interview in the post. Susan has a great voice for radio, don’t take our word for it, it’s mentioned in the interview!