Digital Humanities Project- History of Shanghaiing in Newcastle

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Source: Norm Barney Photographic Collection, held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle

A new post on the Coal River working site and the first contribution from Cultural Collections’ new ‘Historian in Residence’, Patrick Lindus. This post looks at shanghaiing and associations with blackbirding in Newcastle, through a survey of written, visual and oral sources. This project develops ideas about the study of history in the digital age, and role of digital humanities, archives and oral histories. Link to the post can is HERE.

If you are interested in finding out more about Newcastle’s maritime history, Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle has a wealth of sources covering this area. Here is a document containing a list of some sources relevant to maritime history located in Cultural Collections. ARCHIVES RELATING TO THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY
If you can give us any information about Shanghaiing in Newcastle and the Labour Schooner the Coquette, please comment, or send us an email to archives@newcastle.edu.au

 

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