This is a request for information from the many railway enthusiasts out there on the Net. This photo is from the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW)’s collection and a couple of people have given their opinion re the location.
The full sized photo is at http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/12028
One view is that it may be “Clyde Engineering Sheds, Sydney, NSW”. Another site visitor commented that “I do not think this is Clyde Engineering, I spent twenty five years working at Clyde, I think it maybe Tullochs of Rhodes…RD”
If you can give us a definitive answer please leave a comment or email us at email@example.com
Here’s a mystery for our intrepid historian colleagues.
We would like to know something about the soldier in this photo. Unfortunately, time and other hazards have obscured his face, but we are hoping that someone out there on the Internet may be able to identify his regiment or other army group. We have uploaded a 1200 DPI scan of the full photo to our Flickr site – https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/39735029291 and 4800 DPI scans showing detail of his shoulders and calves in the hope these may help in the identification.
If you can identify the uniform or unit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Final march out down David Baker Road, Night Mechanic’s Office in left Background & Machine Shop on right
30th September 1999
There are now 265 historic photos from Bill Ruddick’s great collection online, including some of the last days of BHP Newcastle. You will be pleased to know that there are many more to come!
Comments, additions, stories. geotags are all welcome and encouraged! See these instructions if you would like to help us.
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Opus – 1965
We have just scanned and uploaded copies of the Newcastle University Students’ Association’s magazine, Opus held in the Archives in Cultural Collections. The project team members were Davina Pellatt, Sue Paton, Angus Glasper and Lyn Keily.
There may be some gaps in the collection, so if you have a copy of one of the magazines not represented in Living Histories @ UON, we would be delighted if you would bring it in and allow us to scan and upload it.
Does a story from your student days trigger some memories? Why not share them with us by adding a recollection to Living Histories? See http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/67980 for instructions.
We have also scanned and uploaded the Newcastle University College Students’ Association’s editions of Opus (1954-1964).
We have just uploaded some more great photos of locomotives from John Currey’s Collection to our Living Histories @ UON site. We haven’t finished labelling them yet, but we know that many people love railways and we thought you’d enjoy seeing them now.
Scholars of the history of the Maitland area will find this selection of items from The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser of considerable interest. Our colleague, Val Rudkin, has transcribed these and allowed us to publish them.
Link: Reminiscences: Stories from the Mercury, 1843-1862
In 2015, composer David Banney encountered artist Brett McMahon’s installation work for the first time and saw in it the dynamic interplay between symmetry and broken symmetry that he was seeking in his own music. It was then that they discovered the formal and conceptual affinities between their practices and so the present exhibition came to life.
The resulting body of new work is not so much a collaboration as a convergence. Here, two interlocutors share space and time, having departed from the same pre-defined point: the elaboration of six different works, each exploring a distinct texture or emotion. In crafting their separate pieces – McMahon of torn and brooding textiles and assemblages and Banney with surging, audible motifs – their paths converge, cross over, join together, diverge, and collide.
PLEASE JOIN THE ARTISTS FOR THE EXHIBITION OPENING AND A PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK BY THE CHRIST CHURCH CAMERATA AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY ON WED 9 AUGUST AT 6PM
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NEWCASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 – 20 AUGUST 2017