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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...

“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...
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