Newcastle Civic Precinct and Ancient Architecture

Dr Marguerite Johnson presented her paper entitled “What to look for in a mayor: Newcastle Civic Precinct and Ancient Architecture” on the 15th March 2013 in Cultural Collections (Auchmuty Library) University of Newcastle (Australia)

The Seminar was organised by the Discipline of Ancient History and the Classical Languages. The video was filmed by Gregg Heathcote, and produced by Gionni Di Gravio.

Her published paper entitled ‘What to Look for in a Mayor; or Classical Reception in the Coalopolis’ is available here:

or here:

Dr Marguerite Johnson – What to Look for in a Mayor; or Classical Reception in the Coalopolis (619KB PDF File)

It was in part inspired by our previous post on Mayor Morris Light entitled: What to look for in a Mayor? The Life and Legacy of Morris Light (1859- 1929)

For further information:

Here are the details from the NSW Heritage site regarding the listing of the Newcastle Town Hall, along with detail on the building and its architect:

and Civic Theatre

The original photographs of the plans of the Newcastle Town Hall on the blog page (by Allan Chawner):

High resolution images from our plan scanner are on our flickr site here (just remember to right mouse click and select original size:

The film of the announcement of NSW heritage Listing for both buildings is here:

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

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