The Death of Burigon, Chief of the Newcastle Tribe (1820)

Thanks to historian Dr Mark Dunn who, whilst conducting research for his PhD, came across this important sketch map located  within the State Records of New South Wales, showing the actual location of the attack on Burigon, Chief of the Newcastle Tribe, which resulted in his death in 1820. The murder of Burigon was a… More The Death of Burigon, Chief of the Newcastle Tribe (1820)

Hey Newcastle, Celebrate More!

See the Newcastle Herald story “Newcastle, you need to celebrate your convict riches more” by Jason Gordon http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3549035/celebrate-more-newcastle/?cs=305 Have a look at our Presentation to the Newcastle City Council in September 2015 detailing efforts since 1969!: https://coalriver.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/publicvoice2015/ Have a look at our 7000 years of achievements here: https://coalriver.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/newcastles-7000-years-of-achievements-before-the-commonwealth/ Direct Link to National Nomination (Mark IV)… More Hey Newcastle, Celebrate More!

Found: Original Plans for Victoria Theatre Newcastle

  Two original plans for the Victoria Theatre Newcastle by architect James Henderson, and dating prior to 1888, have been located in a chance find amongst the papers of the Colonial Secretary, located at the State Records Authority New South Wales. Jane Ison, a historical researcher into the Newcastle Industrical School for Girls at the… More Found: Original Plans for Victoria Theatre Newcastle

Lt William Sacheverell Coke and Desmond

The second-in-charge of the Colony of Newcastle in 1827 was just 22 years old. Lieutenant William Sacheverell Coke is another of those early European inhabitants who kept a record of his relationships with the local Aboriginal people, including his ‘companion’ – Desmond. There are many historic artworks associated with Newcastle and show the human relations… More Lt William Sacheverell Coke and Desmond

Indigenising the City – Summary of Conference Paper

Indigenising the City: Embodying Aboriginal knowledge and wisdom into planning frameworks to create sustainable cities of the future Paper presented at the Spaces and Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies ‘Decline Belt Cities and Places: Prospects, Problems, Possibilities’ University Center Chicago Chicago, USA 15-16 October 2015 Abstract This paper refers to the… More Indigenising the City – Summary of Conference Paper

City of Newcastle Public Voice: Coal River Precinct

Coal River Precinct Newcastle’s Unique Historic and Recreational Locality. Presentation to the Newcastle City Council Public Voice Committee 15 September 2015. Presenters: Mr Doug Lithgow. President of the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc., A Freeman of the City of Newcastle. Dr Ann Hardy, Historian and Coal River Working Party Administrative Officer and Deputy Chair. Mr… More City of Newcastle Public Voice: Coal River Precinct