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Community feedback sought on Coon Island name

Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking feedback on the community’s sentiment regarding the name of Coon Island and Coon Island Point. Council’s director service delivery John Ferguson said the organisation was encouraging public...

Newy’s iconic Star Hotel has a new custodian

It has its own Cold Chisel song and its history boasts a public riot that hit the news on the opposite side of the planet.  Newcastle’s iconic The Star Hotel now has a...

Lycett and Wallis: filmmakers launch latest Stories of our Town

A convicted forger, an unlikely friendship and a behind-the-scenes look at a previously unrecorded culture. These are the enticing ingredients set to feature within a Newcastle filmmaking duo’s latest venture, to be...

Memories of Maitland Hospital on show

The Maitland Hospital’s 170-year past will be celebrated in a new exhibition. A Conspicuous Object: The Maitland Hospital will feature at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) from August, acknowledging the hospital’s role...

Reflecting on the 1918 ‘vaccine’ in Newcastle

A University of Newcastle Associate Professor is shedding light on the inoculation of the Hunter Region in 1919. Australian history expert Nancy Cushing was initially curious that there was a shot that people...

Behind the Scenes at Miss Porter’s House Museum

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a museum? Well, here’s your chance to find out – join a small group tour and see treasures up close. Also, learn about how objects are...

Heritage walk to showcase suburb’s colourful history

A new heritage walk in Warners Bay will cover the area's first recorded European visitor, Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld, and its 1830 settlement.

“An eventful two decades”: Newcastle captured in new book

A little girl catching raindrops in King Street, the Pasha Bulker, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement are moments in history that have been captured by a new book. Newcastle duo Greg...
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