THEATRES ON CAMPUS

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UON ARCHIVES RELATING TO THEATRES ON CAMPUS

FILES

TRINITY THEATRE, Newcastle:
A5424 (i) Correspondence and papers, 1973 – 1976 [including a photocopy of a plan of the Arts/Drama Theatre, University of Newcastle].

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT:
A5533 10/74 University theatres.

BASDEN, DR. RALPH, FOUNDATION WARDEN OF NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE and HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOW, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY:
A5621 (iv) The Gazette, University of Newcastle, containing Opening of the Chemistry building and the Science Lecture Theatre

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – J. ARMSTRONG:
A5622 (x) University of Newcastle Arts/Drama Theatre. [Architectural details and plans.] [Pamphlet – two copies – n.d.]

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT – DR. C.G. CURTHOYS:
A5627 (ix) Conferring of Honorary Degrees and Opening of the Chemistry building and the Science lecture theatre, Friday, September 5th, 1969. [Programme.]

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – PRINTER – R. REYNOLDS:
A5657 a (ix) The University of Newcastle Arts/Drama Theatre. [n.d.]
A5673 (xii) Printed papers relating to the Arts Drama Theatre, Fine Arts and Music, including a list of Australian Academics interested in Fine Arts, 1976 – 1978.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – PHYSICS DEPARTMENT – FOUNDATION PROFESSOR – PROFESSOR ELLYETT:
A5800 Science Lecture Theatre, 1969 – 1970.

PURDUE, FRANK OUTEN JENSEN – LORD MAYOR OF NEWCASTLE:
A6197A(viii) Conferring of honorary degrees and opening of the Chemistry building and the Science lecture theatre, September, 1969.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – SECRETARY – P.D. ALEXANDER:
A6260 (viii) Opening of Science Lecture Theatre and Chemistry Building, September 11th, 1969.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – FACULTY OF MEDICINE – DEAN – PROFESSOR DAVID MADDISON AND PROFESSOR JOHN HAMILTON and ACTING DEAN – G. KELLERMAN:
A7126 (viii) Medical illustration and lecture theatre correspondence, 1980.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE- SECRETARY’S DIVISION – UNIVERSITY SECRETARY – MR. P.D. ALEXANDER:
A7241 (vi) Committee established to investigate the size of lecture theatres – papers, May – June, 1976. [In pencil – this file is misplaced.] [Refer also to B11624.]

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH: (March, 1992.)
A7282 (iii) EO1 Lecture Theatre: Electrical and Mechanical, 1975.

ROYAL NEWCASTLE HOSPITAL: (May, 1993)
A7377 (v) Lecture theatres, conference rooms, and the auditorium – booking lists, equipment requisitions, correspondence, memoranda and report on teaching facilities, 1972 – 1982.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY THE PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): [Received: April, 1994]: [Accessioned: October, 1996.]
A7823 (vi) Two copies of Specification for Maths/Lecture Theatre Block : Computer Room Air Conditioning Plant, 1974.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY THE PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): (Conduit: Mark Adamthwaite, Central Registry): [Received: February, 1996]: [Accessioned: November, 1996.]
A7842 (iii) Lecture and drama theatres (General), 1975 – 1991.
A7854 (v) Building Contract for Science Lecture Theatre with W. Pinfold Pty, Ltd (1.S1), 30th December, 1968.
A7854 (xi) Tenders for Electrical Services at Arts/Drama Theatre (1.S7), November, 1971.
A7854 (xii) Tenders for Mechanical Services at Arts/Drama Theatre (1.S8), November, 1971.
A7855 (xiii) Tenders for Mechanical and Electrical Services Mathematics/Lecture Theatre Complex, (1.M5), March, 1972 – February, 1973.
A7856 (xii) Contract and tender documents relating to Lecture Theatre EO1, (1.L5), June, 1975 – August, 1975.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION) – ASSISTANT ARCHITECT – K. NEILSON: [Received: April, 1994]: [Accessioned: October/November, 1996.]
A7862 (viii) Correspondence, papers and plans relating to Drama Theatre, May, 1987 – August, 1989.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – REGISTRY:
B11143 Facilities at Shortland: Policy and Procedure for Use of Hire Including Great Hall and Arts/Drama Theatre; Vice-Chancellor Policy on Use of Buildings by University Clubs and Societies, 1965 – 1972 – File 5/22.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – SECRETARIAT – REGISTRY: [Received June, 1989.]
B11566 Policy & procedure for use or hire including Great Hall and Arts/Drama theatre. V/C policy on use of buildings by University clubs and societies, 1973 – 1986, 1973 – 1984 – 5/22.
Lecture Theatres:
B11624 Seating 35mm projection – 15/21.
Size – discussions 1976 (see also 1/73 – visual aids), 1964 – 1986.
Social Sciences:
B11647-48 Including Arts/Drama Theatre, 1975 – 1986 – 15/50.
Drama Studio – 1979, 1978 – 1984 – 15/50A.
Hiring – 5/22;
Opening ceremony – 1/7a.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH:
B13522 Social Sciences, Part 4, Anti-static floors; Arts/Drama Theatre, 1968 – 1975.
B13547 Science Lecture Theatre, 1967 – 1970.
B13560 Lecture Theatre EO1, Part 1, 1974 – 1977.
B13561 Lecture Theatre EO1, Part 2, 1974 – 1976.
B13562 Drama Theatre, 1976 – 1980.
B13616 Drama Theatre, Sub Contract Correspondence; …
B13619 Science Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Building, Sub Contract Correspondence, 1968 – 1974.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): [Received 7 April, 1994.]
B14270 Construction contract documents relating to Mechanical Services in Arts Administration and Drama Theatre, Auchmuty Sports Centre, Biological Sciences and Chemistry Buildings, 1964 – 1975.
B14273 Construction contract documents relating to Mechanical Services in Main Lecture Theatre, Metallurgy, Physics, Pumping Stations, Science Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences, Staff House and Union, 1969 – 1973.
B15295 Electrical contract documents for Arts/Drama Theatre, Social Sciences, Staff House, Pavilion, Library Stage I, II and Union Stage I buildings, 1965 – 1973.
B15303 Documents and plans relating to electrical services for Science Lecture Theatre and Great Hall buildings, 1968 – 1980.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): (Conduit: Mark Adamthwaite, Central Registry.) [Received February, 1996.]
B15438 Theatres – Drama Theatre, Drama Workshop, BO1, EO1, HO1 (Basden), 1970 – 1992.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – NCAE / HIHE / UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHER – JOHN FREUND: (Conduit: Bruce Turnbull.) [Date received: 1 April, 2004.]
B16400 Negatives and positive proofs picturing rooms within Newcastle College of Advanced Education buildings, including the Griffith Duncan Theatre, 1984.

NEWCASTLE TEACHERS’ COLLEGE / NEWCASTLE COLLEGE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION / HUNTER INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: (Conduit: Keith Powell, Information and Publicity Unit.) [Received: c.1994.]
B16485 Album including photographs of … presentation of an honorary fellowship to Griffith Duncan by Leslie Gibbs on the occasion of the naming of the Griffith Duncan Theatre, 1975.

C1552 RD1539/97 BUILDINGS – CONSTRUCTION OF LECTURE THEATRE EO1 – correspondence and papers – 1972 to 1977 [ Includes quotation requests, site reports, financial documents, and documents concerning the liquidation of Convar Pty Ltd. ] 18/10/1977 Staff in Confidence
C1562 RD1540/98 BUILDINGS – SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE (LATER NAMED THE BASDEN THEATRE) – correspondence, tenders and contracts + minutes of the Bio-Science Lecture Theatre Briefing Committee – 1966 to 1976 [ NB OLD SERIES FILE NO 15/041 ] 6/01/1976 Staff in Confidence
C1920 N/A 5. Central Coast Campus – Design Briefs for Hospitality, Lecture Theatre, Library, Science Laboratories, Site Works, Staff Offices, Student Amenities and Student Services – August 1992.

 

MAPS

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT – PROFESSOR KEN W. ROBINSON
MAP #: M1498
SERIES: University of Newcastle Social Sciences Building plans
TITLE: University of Newcastle Social Sciences Building site plan
SURVEYOR/CARTOGRAPHER/PUBLISHER:
DATE: December 1969
SCALE: 1” = 40 ft
FORMAT: Tracing
SUBJECT/AREA/FEATURES: Shows buildings adjacent to social sciences building: Theatre, Geography department, economics, commerce, psychology, bank, union staff house.
NOTES:

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MAP #: M1527
SERIES: University of Newcastle Geography Department plans of details of built in furniture: sheet 17
TITLE: Department of Geography sheet 17
SURVEYOR/CARTOGRAPHER/PUBLISHER:
DATE:
SCALE:
FORMAT:
SUBJECT/AREA/FEATURES: Fixed lectern/ projector unit for lecture theatres no.s 1 & 3. Mobile lectern/ overhead projector unit for lecture theatres 1 & 3
NOTES:

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – BURSARS DIVISION – ASSISTANT BURSAR GEORGE WALKER
MAP #: M2309
SERIES: University of Newcastle plans
TITLE: [Book of plans of University buildings]
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects.
DATE: 1965
SCALE:
FORMAT: Book of prints of plans.
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Main building, Arts and Administration, Lecture Theatre, Geology building floor plans, Physics building.
NOTES:

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PROPERTY DIVISION
MAP #: M4039
SERIES: Campus and building plans. Record plans
TITLE: …Main building Arts and Administration. Drawing No.1
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects
DATE: 1965
SCALE: 1/8” = 1 ft
FORMAT: Record plans mounted on cardboard
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Lower ground floor administration building, and lower ground and Main floor Lecture Theatre. (BOI)
NOTES:

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MAP #: M4049
SERIES: Campus and building plans. Building 2
TITLE: …Building 2 – Physics Building
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects
DATE:
SCALE: 1/16 = 1’ 0”
FORMAT: Prints
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Proposed Lecture Theatre Physics
NOTES:

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MAP #: M4050
SERIES: Campus and building plans. Science Lecture Theatre.
TITLE: Newcastle University Science Lecture
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects
DATE: Revised 1968
SCALE: Various
FORMAT: 16 prints of plans fastened together
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES:
NOTES:

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MAP #: M4093
SERIES: University of Newcastle Campus and building plans: Lecture Theatre
TITLE: [Science] Lecture Theatre [Basden theatre?]
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Rodd and Hay and Associates
DATE: December 1974
SCALE: 1: 100
FORMAT: 9 plans
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES:
NOTES:

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – HUXLEY LIBRARY
MAP #: M4366 – M4369
SERIES: Plans of Newcastle Teachers College Stage 2
TITLE: Newcastle Teachers College stage 2 small and large lecture theatres sections and details.
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: E.H. Farmer Government Architect
Fisher Jackson and Hudson Architects
DATE: 11th September 1970
SCALE: ¼” = 1 ft
¼ full size
FORMAT: Print
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: No. 61 of 70
62, 63, 64
65 of 70
NOTES:

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ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION). (ID 9000)
M4454. Plan of Alterations and Additions to Drama Theatre, June, 1987.

 

UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHS

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION, THEN VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT, – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – J. ARMSTRONG:
P6 Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Science, the Hon. C. B. Cutler, unveiling plaque at official opening of the Science Lecture Theatre, September, 1969.
P168 Work on the Arts Building, March, 1965. [Main lecture theatre 1301 on left].

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH – SECOND UNIVERSITY PLANNER – MR. D.D. MORRIS:
P315 Chemistry Building and Basden Theatre.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT – SECOND VICE-CHANCELLOR – PROFESSOR D.W. GEORGE:
P337 Arts Building and lecture theatre, July, 1965.
P348 First lecture theatre, and approach, c. 1966.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION, THEN VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT, – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – J. ARMSTRONG:
P411 University Arts – Drama Theatre under construction, c. 1975.
P661 Towards Drama Theatre.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – (ORIGINALLY INFORMATION OFFICER, LATER MEDIA AND MARKETING) – JOHN ARMSTRONG AND KEITH POWELL, JOHN MINER 1991 – 1994:
P798/9 Lecture theatre filled with students; Professor D. George receiving cheque from Chair of Convocation; Professor C. Renwick, also pictured from right are Directors of the Foundation, Mr. J Lambert, Dr. K White, Mr. M Falconer and Mr. R Arvidson.

CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS FRIENDS COMMITTEE:
P891 Lecture theatre set up for celebration of the 10th anniversary of medical education at the University.

LIBRARY
P1458 Lecture theatre set up for celebration of the 10th anniversary of medical education at the University.
P1587 Griffith Duncan Theatre
P1768/28 Dr Kevin Bell speaking to Year 12 Students in the Basden Theatre Approximately 5,000 students from schools in Newcastle the Hunter Valley, Sydney, the Central Coast, the North Coast, the North West and the West.
P1771/57 Three men standing outside the Drama Theatre
P2998/130 Students in a lecture theatre
P3027/51 ? Lecture Theatre being built
P3028/38 Lecture Theatre
P3029/12 Lecture Theatre 10/11/64
P3029/29 Lecture Theatre
P3029/51 Arts and Drama Theatre
P3029/61-62 Lecture Theatre
P3029/64 Lecture Theatre
P3030/26 Lecture Theatre
P3034/01-10 Construction of new 550-seat Lecture Theatre, Mathematics/Science
P3034/11 Lecture Theatre
P3034/19-23 Sci/Maths Lecture Theatre 1990
P3034/24 New 550 Seats Lecture Theatre Maths / Science 1990
P3036/04 200 Seat lecture Theatre
P3038/01 Over crowding at Maths Lecture before the new Lecture Theatre 1989
P3038/18 Over crowding at Maths Lecture before the new Lecture Theatre 1989
P3042/03-10 The Griffith Duncan Theatre and the main building of H.I.H.E (Hunter Building)
( List compiled by Gregg Heathcote, May 2016. )

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