Local Treasures: Plan of Morpeth 22nd June 1849

Day Shift – 19/11/2013 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, University of Newcastle (Australia) Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist of the University of Newcastle discusses a mysterious rare plan of the Township of Morpeth drawn on June 22nd 1849 held in the papers of the late Emeritus Professor A.P. Elkin C.M.G., […]

Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle – 6 November 2012 – 9 December 2012

The forthcoming Exhibition Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle will be launched at the Newcastle Museum and run from the 6 November 2012 – 9 December 2012. http://www.newcastlemuseum.com.au/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/reconstructing-victorian-newcastle/reconstructing-victorian-newcastle It features the work of Dr Tessa Morrison and her team of App developers working on the Snowball glass negatives. Dr Morrison is a senior lecturer and Research Fellow in […]

Local Treasures – The Newcastle Narrative

Day Shift – 21/08/2012 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, Newcastle University University of Newcastle Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses a number of recent publications, cyber projects and TV shows that are now starting to place Newcastle and its narrative history on the National and International stage,  with particular reference […]

Cultural Collections Annual Report 2009

University of Newcastle ’s Cultural Collections Achievements for 2009 1. Enquiries Cultural Collections staff handled over 15,000 enquiries this year. On Flickr Statistics collected include hits on the main photostream page, the total hits (including individual images, photostream and on sets), photos added to the Picture Australia group on Flickr, and photos indexed from this […]

Merry Christmas – The Year in Review

Day Shift – 16/12/2008 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Producer: Beth McMullen Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, Newcastle University Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio brings in a Xmas souvenir of the first all Australian air mail that was meant to arrive at Christmas 1931, but due to misadventure didn’t get to Australia until […]

James Hardy Vaux: Newcastle’s Pickpocket & Literary Pioneer

ABC Newcastle (Newcastle) Day Shift -24/06/2008 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Producer: Jeanette McMahon Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, Newcastle University Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses the autobiography of convict, author and scallywag charmer James Hardy Vaux (1782 – fl.1841). His book containing an account of his sordid life up until the […]