HISTORY

TIMELINE: 1900-2002

 

 

 

 

 

1905

April 11: a meeting of the Christian Endeavour District Union in Newcastle resolves to send a Miss Pain to conduct missionary work among Aborigines at St. Clair, near Singleton

1915

November: workman excavating the site of the old Borough Markets in Hunter Street, Newcastle, uncover a burial site

1923

Australasian Society of Patriots erects a gravestone in Sandgate Cemetery for Tom Dillon, an Aborigine of Hawkesbury River district who died in Newcastle hospital, age 90.

1963

April: Newcastle City Council orders the removal of squatters (mostly Aboriginal) from shacks on land belonging to the University of Newcastle

1971

Excavation of an occupation and burial site near Swansea Heads by Professor Len Dyall of the University of Newcastle

1973

Newcastle Aboriginal Advancement Society established

1975

Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd. established

1980

Awabakal Co-op establishes a Tent Embassy in Civic Park, Newcastle, to highlight the plight of the local Aboriginal community

1993

signing of an historic agreement between the Awabakal people and the Newcastle City Council

1998

National Parks and Wildlife excavation of a large midden site at Moonee Beach near Lake Macquarie

1999

February 19: opening on Yallarwah Place Aboriginal accommodation centre at the John Hunter Hospital

2000

May 30: University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roger Holmes, announces details of a pending Charter of Aboriginal Reconciliation to formalise the University's commitment to reconciliation.

2001

March 23: opening of "Mixed Mobs", a permanent exhibition at the Newcastle Regional Museum, incorporating items held by the University of Newcastle's Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections Unit.

2002

October 16: official launch of the "Awaba" historical database at the Birabahn festival.

 

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