Wednesday, July 16, 2008

‘Our Place’ National Trust Heritage Festival 2008

(artwork by Pat Davidson)
Friday 4 – 20 April
Coal River : Art Exhibition
Local artists were invited to interpret the Coal River Precinct: from Nobbys to the Convict Stockade. Exhibition opening and launch of the Coal River Precinct Walk brochure

Saturday 5 April 9.30 – 4pm
Family History Open Day
Newcastle Family History Society Mechanics Institute, 68 Elder St, Lambton
Saturday 5 April 11am – 12
The Hunter Street Mall: Heritage and Development: How can they co-exist?
Join with the Hunter Regional Committee of the National Trust to examine the impact of proposed Changes in the Mall.

Sunday 6 April 2 – 4 pm
Coal River Precinct Walk
Experience living history with
Newcastle University Coal River Working Party members, who developed the concept of the Coal River Heritage Park, recently nominated for National Heritage listing: includes heritage icons Nobbys and Fort Scratchley
Wednesday 9 – Saturday 17 May Mon- Fri 9 30- 8 pm Sat 9 30- 2pm
Schools Exhibition ‘Our Place’:
Schools in the Wallsend area will display the rich heritage of Wallsend in an exhibition at Wallsend District Library.

Thursday 10 – 13 April
Heritage Hunter Expo 2008 at the Newcastle Show
Community history and heritage groups showcase the Hunter’s rich heritage.
Entertainment Centre, Newcastle Showground
Saturday 12 April 2pm
Heritage Foreshore Walk
Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society
Sunday 13 April 10am
University of Newcastle: Future Heritage Buildings
The Australian Architectural Society will conduct a tour of the campus of the University, rich in outstanding modern buildings including three Sulman award winners.
Monday 14 April 10 am - 12
Pubs & Publicans Walk
Newcastle Historical Society

Sunday 20 April 2pm
From the Hill to the Harbour: Places & People: a Heritage Walk
Well- known historian Rosemary Melville, will take you around the high side of the city to view historic homes and buildings.
19 – 20 April 10am – 4pm
Tomago House:’ Lights & time and our place’ Friends of Tomago House & Port Stephens Historical Society
Featuring a display of historic clocks and lights from the 1870s to 1930s.

19 – 20 April 11am – 4pm
Friends of Miss Porter’s House
Our Place: “We never threw anything out”
Step back in time: everything from teapots to televisions, to outdoor dunny to indoor flush toilet, reflecting ninety years of occupancy.
6 April 2pm
Grossmann House
Our Place: Maitland on Hunter Riverbank Walk
Join Maitland heritage tour leader Wayne Campbell along the heritage walkway.

Forum- Thursday 17 April 7- 9 pm
Newcastle City Hall, Hunter Room
Forum: Newcastle: Our Place, Past Present and Future
“Celebrate Newcastle as a Port City or become another Darling Harbor?”
Noted urban historian ,Professor Peter Spearritt, Centre for Applied History and Heritage, University of Queensland
“Globalisation and Heritage ”
Internationally recognised architect Professor Steffen Lehmann, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle.
“Creating a Novocastrian Renaissance”
Gionni di Gravio , visionary and archivist , University of Newcastle, Chair of the University‘s Coal River Working Party

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