Students in a classroom at the City Campus

News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

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News • 28 Apr 2021

Queer Newcastle in the '50s to '80s – Your experience counts

Researchers at the University of Newcastle are seeking to uncover some of the hidden histories of relations between members of the LGBTQ+ community and police between 1950 and 1980.

John Howard and Alex Zelinsky

News • 14 Apr 2021

Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation

Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.

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News • 23 Mar 2021

Bringing unheard voices back into collective memory

Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO delivered the inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture at University House to an on-line and face-to-face audience of over 180, on 17 March 2021 as part of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre showcase.

Professor Maynard sitting holding a book in front of a cabinet of memorabilia collected as an historian

News • 8 Mar 2021

Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian

Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.

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News • 5 Mar 2021

Scholarship win for surf life saving champion

One of Australia’s shooting stars of surf life saving, Jemma Smith, has been awarded the inaugural Newcastle Knights Minerva Scholarship.

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

Professor Mario Minichiello Art

News • 24 Feb 2021

'Hardlines’: My life in bad behaviour: an exhibition by Professor Mario Minichiello

Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March. The exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and printmaking taken from a range of topics in a career spanning over 30 years as a professional artist.

Handwritten family history tree showing five plus generations

News • 24 Feb 2021

More than a story: Family History webinar series

It was the 1920 abduction and enslavement of Kath Apma Travis Penangke’s 11-year-old grandmother from Alice Springs by anthropologist, Dr Herbert Basedow and Professor Haskins’ discovery of her great grandmother's diaries which bought these two women together.

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News • 9 Feb 2021

Academy Excellence: nomination of Purai members to Humanities Academy highlights the importance of global indigenous history

With the election of Purai’s joint Directors, Emeritus Professor John Maynard and Professor Victoria Haskins, to the Australian Academy of the Humanities late last year, the University of Newcastle’s Purai Indigenous Global History Centre now boasts four historians championing the contribution that humanities, arts and culture can make to national life.

koala sleeping in eucalyptus tree

News • 2 Feb 2021

Report: Australia’s first national park for koalas projected to generate $1.2 billion in economic output and 9,800+ jobs

A landmark study into Australia’s proposed first large national park dedicated to protecting koalas has projected additional regional economic output of $1.2 billion over the next 15 years and $1.7 billion in biodiversity value.

Law on the Beach 2019 session

News • 15 Jan 2021

Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community

After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.