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1 RADICAL NEWCASTLE

2 Dr James Bennett (History, UoN) Dr James Bennett (History, UoN) –Radical labour history: ‘Rats and Revolutionaries’: The Labour Movement in Australia and NZ (2004) Dr Nancy Cushing (History, UoN) Dr Nancy Cushing (History, UoN) –PhD thesis at UoN: ‘Creating the Coalopolis: Perceptions of Newcastle, ’ (1995) –Publications on environmental issues in Newcastle, notably air pollution –Publications on the Pacific Highway as heritage road Dr Troy Duncan (History, UoN) Dr Troy Duncan (History, UoN) –Writing a biography of Francis deWitt Batty –Co-authorship of a history of Newcastle Grammar School –Co-writer of detailed report on James Fletcher Hospital for NCC.

3 Support for the Project Gionni di Gravio (Cultural Collections) Gionni di Gravio (Cultural Collections) Gregg Heathcote (Cultural Collections) Gregg Heathcote (Cultural Collections) Humanities Research Institute Humanities Research Institute (Director: Professor Hugh Craig) School of Humanities and Social Science School of Humanities and Social Science (Acting Head of School: Dr Roger Markwick) Further possible university support: ‘Radical Newcastle’ a potential source for UoN 50 th anniversary in 2015 Further possible university support: ‘Radical Newcastle’ a potential source for UoN 50 th anniversary in 2015

4 To recover the radical and often submerged dimensions of Newcastle’s history To recover the radical and often submerged dimensions of Newcastle’s history To build partnerships with the local community To build partnerships with the local community To develop a greater appreciation of connections between past and present in local history To develop a greater appreciation of connections between past and present in local history To give local history (people, places and events) a greater profile through a range of events and outputs To give local history (people, places and events) a greater profile through a range of events and outputs

5 A 1or 2 day colloquium in early October 2011 A 1or 2 day colloquium in early October 2011 –A forum for presentation of research and feedback linked to web and publication outcomes a web-based resource managed by Cultural Collections at UoN for community access a web-based resource managed by Cultural Collections at UoN for community access Publication of an illustrated anthology on ‘Radical Newcastle’ (and the Hunter region) by a commercial or university press comprising chapters of between 2000 and 3000 words each Publication of an illustrated anthology on ‘Radical Newcastle’ (and the Hunter region) by a commercial or university press comprising chapters of between 2000 and 3000 words each

6 Concept Map from Nov 2010 meeting 15 broad themes identified 15 broad themes identified –Aboriginal resistance and Indigenous and non-Indigenous activism –Convict rebels –Radicalism and the labour movement –Heritage campaigns and citizens’ action –Environmentalism and direct action –Anti-war protest –Protest and radical political activism in the Depression era –Religion and radical clergy –Education in Newcastle –Social movements

7 Concept mapping (continued) Business and revolutionary change Business and revolutionary change Social action and radical lives Social action and radical lives Political thought, agendas for change and radical action by the state Political thought, agendas for change and radical action by the state Radical sites Radical sites Radicalism and creative expression Radicalism and creative expression

8 ‘Radical Newcastle’ Project form To assist the editorial collective in planning the various aspects of this project, we request that you confirm your contact details and your planned contribution to this project. To assist the editorial collective in planning the various aspects of this project, we request that you confirm your contact details and your planned contribution to this project. Please return this form as an attachment to Nancy Cushing or by post to Dr Nancy Cushing, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, 2258) by Friday 15 April Please return this form as an attachment to Nancy Cushing or by post to Dr Nancy Cushing, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, 2258) by Friday 15 April Name Name Mailing address Mailing address Telephone Telephone I am planning to write an entry on: I am planning to write an entry on: Short title: Short title: Time period: Time period: A brief description of the radical event/person/place: A brief description of the radical event/person/place: I am working (circle one): On my own I am working (circle one): On my own With others (list names) With others (list names) I would like to be matched with a co-author I would like to be matched with a co-author Signed:Date: Signed:Date:

9 Jeff Sparrow & Jill Sparrow, Radical Melbourne (The Vulgar Press, 2001) Jeff Sparrow & Jill Sparrow, Radical Melbourne (The Vulgar Press, 2001) Ray Evans & Carole Ferrier, Radical Brisbane (The Vulgar Press, 2004) Ray Evans & Carole Ferrier, Radical Brisbane (The Vulgar Press, 2004) Terry Irving & Rowan Cahill, Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes (UNSW Press, 2010) Terry Irving & Rowan Cahill, Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes (UNSW Press, 2010) ‘Radical Newcastle’: some continuities, but aim to be more genuinely collaborative in writing the book; the project needs to connect with local community through contributors ‘Radical Newcastle’: some continuities, but aim to be more genuinely collaborative in writing the book; the project needs to connect with local community through contributors Archival material, notably Cultural Collections (Gionni di Gravio) Archival material, notably Cultural Collections (Gionni di Gravio) Earlier published histories Earlier published histories

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