Windows to another time – Ralph Snowball’s Glass Negatives

Day Shift – 19/05/2009 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist University of Newcastle Newcastle University Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses the work to date on the Norm Barney Photographic Collection that was donated to the University’s Cultural Collections in June 2008. The Collection consists of around 990 glass negatives from […]

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 […]

Local Treasures: The Birdwood Flag

Day Shift – 20/05/2014 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Interviewees: Bronwyn Orrock and Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, University of Newcastle (Australia) Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist of the University of Newcastle introduces Bronwyn Orrock, University scholar in Fine Arts who, from 2009-2011, undertook an important research project into the archives documenting the provenance of every […]

Henri Rochefort – Noumea to Newcastle

Introduction Noumea to Newcastle: The Story of an Escape Chapter 16 The Newcastle Chronicle Saturday March 28th 1874 Escape of Six State Prisoners from New Caledonia The Newcastle Chronicle Tuesday March 31st 1874 The Escaped French Prisoners The Newcastle Chronicle Thursday April 2nd 1874 [Editorial] Introduction, Translation and Notes © 2002 Kenneth R. Dutton Online […]

Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis

New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis Inspiration The discovery of an original letter of gratitude sent by the famous author Mark Twain  inspired a major cultural production featuring the work of 10 prominent artist / academics from The University of Newcastle and prominent Australian authors. The letter was sent to Mr Wells, a […]

The first journey to the Moon

Day Shift – 21/07/2009 – 02:10 PM Presenter: Carol Duncan Producer: Jeannette McMahon Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist University of Newcastle On the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing University of Newcastle Archivist Gionni Di Gravio discusses early (fictional) accounts of journeys to the moon dating back to AD 160 and their inspiration towards the […]

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 […]