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“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...

“Democracy and disease”: Remembrance Day 2020

Border closures, quarantine, docked ships, social distancing and mandatory face masks may all be considered 2020 terminology, but the truth is Novocastrians lived with this lingo more than 100 years ago. On 11...

Paying tribute to Australia’s first Aboriginal cricket team

Aussie country singer Matt Scullion has livestreamed his new single today, just in time for NAIDOC Week. 1868 tells the story of the nation's first Aboriginal cricket team, which travelled to England...

Newcastle author pens series that began as a gift

Julie Keating is a Novocastrian who loves local history. The retired librarian says she savours the time spent researching her favourite topic, Newcastle in the 1800s. Ms Keating published Adamstown and Broadmeadow: The early...

Fort Scratchley to fire again

One of Newcastle's most iconic landmarks is set to return to its pre-COVID glory next month. From Monday 2 November Fort Scratchley will once again open its doors to weekday visitors. After restrictions forced...

History buffs keen for a Port Stephens hub

Port Stephens was once home to the world’s largest oyster farm, the training ground for 20,000 American and Australian soldiers under General MacArthur, and the site of Bert Hinkler’s crash landing. It is...

Maitland’s sporting history on show

From legendary boxer Les Darcy to rally car driver Ken Tubman, Maitland’s list of sporting heroes is long and illustrious. A new exhibition will showcase the city’s athletic prowess while also highlighting the...

School holiday fun in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie City Council’s school holiday program is offering locals a chance to enjoy activities in art, science, history and more this October. The council's Lifelong Learning and Engagement Coordinator, Jess Dowdell, said...