“This was a perfect opportunity to spark an interdisciplinary ‘science meets the arts’ research approach to these important historical works.”
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.
The Jarry – Gray manuscript was purchased in March 2001 as an early settler’s diary by the University of Newcastle Cultural Collections’ then archivist Denis Rowe. Mr Rowe retired soon after and it stayed under lock and key until late 2005….
This historic document, along with Autonomy Day celebrates the University’s emergence as an autonomous institution in 1965.
How did local government in the form of the Newcastle City Council come to be? The Local Government Area, of which Newcastle city is its centre, has gone through a number of name changes over the years.
Originally more than 8,000 glass negatives were stored in the cellar of Ralph Snowball’s Clarence Rd house. Most had not seen the light of day since Snowball’s death in 1925………
Cultural Collections in the University of Newcastle Auchmuty Library holds records relating to the history of theatre and cinema in the Hunter Region. Whilst not a distinct collection as such, but rather a component of many separate collections that have been deposited with us, we hold quite a variety of material.