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.
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Wednesday 16 August 2017
because staff will be attending a workshop.
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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
The most frequently visited top ten pages on Living Histories @ UON as of 12:31, 04 August 2017 were:
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
Headframe, Paxton Colliery
We have just uploaded some photos of Paxton Colliery/Stanford Main Colliery to Living Histories @ UON. These are from the collection of Carole Knott, who has kindly allowed us to publish them. Our thanks to our community colleague, Barry Howard, for passing them on to us.
If you would like to comment on a photograph, please contact Cultural Collections or sign up as a member and add a Recollection, using these instructions.
Link: Carole Knott Collection
Were you a student at Newcastle University College between 1954 and 1964 (inc)? If so, you may like to read the Newcastle University College Students’ Association’s newspaper of the time – Opus. These were scanned by Davina Pellatt.
Read and/or download them from our Living Histories @ UON site.
We welcome your recollections of your time at NUC. There are some instructions for adding a recollection at http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/67980