Lake Cultural Collections Policy Review


Suite of documents to guide library and cultural collections A new draft strategy aims to guide the future of more than 400,000 items that ...

The Kidney has a “Special Place in the Heart”


“Freedom gas” named Worst Words of the Year Image credit ~ Garrett Coakley Plain English Foundation has voted freedom gas as the ...

The Stain of Colonialism


True extent of colonial frontier massacres revealed as new sites added to interactive map. Historically, we haven't been brave enough to ask the ...

On Mistaking Vanuatu for Australia


NSW State Library secures 'holy grail' of Australiana for $1 million. An extraordinarily rare 17th century Spanish document – considered amongst the most ...

City Centre Events Funded


Street basketball and a public art festival are among 15 events sharing $820,000 funding to enliven urban precinct. The funding came from ...

Between Two Worlds at Newcastle Art Gallery


Kingdom’s long relationship with Australia. Guo Jian ~ untitled ~ Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne BETWEEN ...

Hunter Region Place Names


On Saturday, 11 December, 1954, someone named “Boscobel” had the following article published in the Newcastle Morning Herald. Throsby simply cannot ...

Virtual reality unearths ancient Indigenous artefacts in Newcastle


Modern technology is providing a glimpse into the world’s oldest surviving culture, with 3D digital scanning and virtual reality re-creating a 6,500-year-old archaeological ...

On-the-go legal advice for international students


An app offering students multi-lingual legal information has been launched at the annual Lord Mayor’s Welcome for international students at Sydney Town Hall.  ...

Draft Aboriginal Community Plan on public exhibition


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Lake Macquarie will gain better access to services and facilities across the City under a draft ...

Greta – Migrant Gateway to the Hunter


This year is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Greta Army Camp (1939-1949) and ...

Artwork ready for the Merriwa silos


Upper Hunter Shire Council begins a large scale public artwork in April, on the GrainCorp silo facilities in Merriwa. This will be ...

Growing Passion for Australian Authors


Australian readers love Australian authors and Australian stories. While Tim Winton, Tom Keneally, Judy Nunn ...

The State of Australia’s Indigenous Languages


n 1788 there were between 300 and 700 Indigenous languages spoken across Australia by millions of people, as shown in anthropologist Norman Tindale’s 1974 map. ...


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