The “We Live In This Valley” (1962) Film Archive

For further info: https://uoncc.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/we-live-in-this-valley-1962/ The 1962 documentary feature by Douglass Baglin “We Live In This Valley” recently unearthed by Peter Smith and Greg & Sylvia Ray, as well as its (until recently) lost outtake reels, have now been digitised by the University of Newcastle (Australia) and available freely online. The film footage features a documentary… More The “We Live In This Valley” (1962) Film Archive

John Brown’s Diary

John Brown was a servant to the Scott Family during the 1820s in NSW. He kept a diary whilst in the Colony of his journey from Sydney, west towards Bathurst and to the Hunter Valley in 1824.  The diary is held at the State Library of NSW and has some interesting information about Aboriginal culture… More John Brown’s Diary

Opinion: Newcastle Post Office – Our Heritage Is Crumbling (Newcastle Herald 20 May 2015)

Online Version: Our Heritage is Crumbling In the movie Apollo 13, NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz breaks up his bickering engineers by stating “Let’s work the problem people. Let’s not make things worse by guessing.” This is great advice in dealing with our very own ‘Apollo 13′, the former Newcastle Post Office. Our city’s ancestors… More Opinion: Newcastle Post Office – Our Heritage Is Crumbling (Newcastle Herald 20 May 2015)

Historic Stroud, Port Stephens and Tahlee in Colonial Art

A collection of watercolours, sketches and engravings recently digitised by the State Library of NSW contain a number of interesting art works of church buildings, landscapes and individuals relating to the Hunter Region and beyond. The title is “Collection of sketches by J. W. Lewin, P. P. King, P. G. King and others, 1793-1850″ Compiled… More Historic Stroud, Port Stephens and Tahlee in Colonial Art

Port Stephens Painted by Augustus Earle in 1825-1828

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised two watercolour paintings by colonial artist Augustus Earle, consisting of two views of Port Stephens, New South Wales, during the period from 1825-1828. Both paintings are within an album entitled “Views of N.S. Wales” catalogue entry is here: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=421049 Item No. 7. Port Stevens [Stephens] N.S.W.… More Port Stephens Painted by Augustus Earle in 1825-1828