People and Place | Coal and Community
Many of the towns and cities within the greater Hunter region owe their foundations and their economies to the coal industry. From the first discovery of coal in Newcastle in 1797, it has shaped the growth of our landscape as it has shaped our communities.
People and Place | Coal and Community assembles historical images from the University's Cultural Collections on the coal community, its people and their place, describing in captivating detail the way in which we have lived and worked in the Hunter since its very beginnings.
An illustrated book of the exhibition will be available for purchase. A comprehensive website has also been developed to which the public are invited to add information. This rich and diverse archive of material also provides educational resources for teachers and students. Please visit the People and Place | Coal and Community website.
The exhibition will be opened on Friday 2 August at 5pm by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Andrew Parfitt.
Entry is FREE, all are welcome.
This project has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Coal & Allied Community Development Fund.
WHEN: 24 July - 24 August
Opening: 5pm Friday, 2 August
Exhibition opening hours are 10am-5pm Wed-Fri
WHERE: University Gallery (see campus map for directions)
University of Newcastle