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Newcastle & the Hunter - Moving Memories. 1920's to 1990's (Australia)
Footage taken from different locations in & around Newcastle. Much of it is from old news reels, home movies & TV news reports..It features Gala days, street processions, Newcastle show (1935), royal visits, coal mining, State dockyard, the Maitland floods, Cessnock mine fire of 1946 & the 1989 Newcastle earth quake. It also includes a short documentary titled, Story of a City (1945).The video is divided into 8 separate decades, starting from the 1920's thru to the 1990's. 1920's starts at 34 seconds. 1930's at 4 minutes 43 seconds. 1940's 12 mins 35 sec. 1950's 42 mins 30 sec. 1960's 1 hour 5 min. 1970's 1 hr 8min 30 sec. 1980's 1 hr 13 min 22 sec. 1990's 1 hr 21 min.
Views: 19990 wayne hope
Coal Mining the Modern Way: Newcastle, 1957
A silent newsreel item from 1957 about mechanised coal mining procedures at the Awaba State Coal Mine, near Newcastle in New South Wales. The item opens with shots of miners going down into, and later leaving, the mine. We see older footage of miners underground using picks and shovels to break up the coal and load it onto carts. A pit pony takes the coal away. The newsreel contrasts this with the modern methods of cutting coal from the coalface using a machine. Two miners bore a hole in the coalface and set explosives. Coal is loaded into a truck using a mechanical loader and taken to storage bins by a locomotive. A conveyor belt takes the coal from the mine to the Crusher Shed where it is transported away by truck. Coal Mining the Modern Way, Newcastle, NSW, 1957. NFSA title: 128513
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Finding Our Past - Convict Coal Mines of Newcastle
NBN Broadcast 26th September 2005 when the University of Newcastle's Coal River Working Party drilled into the ancient convict coal mines of Newcastle Australia. More info: http://coalriver.wordpress.com
Views: 2602 UoNCC
Salt Sweat Steel - Newcastle, Australia. The First 200 Years
In 1997 Newcastle celebrated it's bi-centenary. This documentry was put together by the local TV station, NBN, to mark the event. It starts off from the time when aborigines lived in the area & then goes on to tell the story of the working class people,many who were in the coal mining & steel industries. It shows the fun they got up to in their spare time, enjoying the beaches, lake & other lovely spots unique to the area. It also spotlights some of the local sports people,entertainers,etc, that have become well known over the years,through their achievements.
Views: 18355 wayne hope
Newcastle, Australia - 1945
An historical short documentary on the city of Newcastle, Australia.
Views: 43943 ExNihiloJimmy
Drilling into the Convict Coal Mines of Newcastle Australia
On the 26th September 2005 the Coal River Working Party drilled into the early convict coal mines of Newcastle Australia. This is the birthplace of the Australian Coal Mining Industry. Video by Bob Cook. For more info: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/coalriver Blog: http://coalriver.wordpress.com/
Views: 16984 angitia
Newcastle History
Part of the DVD Newcastle and Hunter Valley
Views: 5866 Michael Creevey
Some Unique Facts about New South Wales
In this video you can find seven little known facts about New South Wales. Keep watching and subscribe, as more Australian states will follow! You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe US States & Territories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT2EjuHJUt4-YZ59SZNc8ch 206 Countries in One Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR54b-LlPPw6YcUFiBEEP6G Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ More information about the video content bellow: 1. James Cook who was the first European to chart the area, named the entire eastern coast New South Wales because the countryside bore a resemblance to parts of southern Wales. He named it and claimed it in 1770. The Colony of New South Wales was founded as a penal colony in 1788. It originally comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825. The colony also included the island territories of New Zealand, 2. With the loss of its American colonies in 1783, the British Government sent a fleet of ships, the "First Fleet", under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, to establish a new penal colony in New South Wales. A camp was set up and the flag raised at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, on 26 January 1788. The first settlement led to the foundation of Sydney, and the exploration and settlement of other regions. 3. The capital of New South Wales is Sydney, the site of the country’s oldest European settlement and its largest and most cosmopolitan city, with ethnic communities from more than 100 countries. The city’s icons include The Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Sydney Opera House. Sydney hosted the 2000 Olympic Games, an important international finance centre and home to one of the world’s great seaports. 4. The pacemaker was originally invented in Sydney at the Crown Street Women’s Hospital by Dr. Mark Lidwill in 1926. Dr. Lidwill successfully revived a stillborn baby whose heart continued beating after 10 minutes with the pacemaker. However, due to ethical concerns, Dr. Lidwill declined recognition for his invention. 5. A golden age of a new kind began in 1851 with the announcement of the discovery of payable gold at Ophir near Bathurst. The gold rushes of the 1850s brought a huge influx of settlers. Hill End, also near Bathurst N.S.W. was a locality that grew, boomed and faded with the N.S.W. Gold Rush. Hill End's fame is the finding of the 'Holtermann Specimen (correctly the Beyers Holtermann Specimen)' being the largest single mass of gold ever discovered in the world, a record that still stands today. Found in 1872 at the Star Hope Mine this single mass of quartz and gold weighed 630 lbs and when crushed produced and est. of 93 kg of gold. 6. By the 1890s, several new factors were drawing the Australian colonies towards political union. The movement for federation was initiated by Henry Parkes with his Tenterfield Oration of 1889 (earning him the title "Father of Federation"), and carried forward after Parkes' death by another New South Wales politician, Edmund Barton. 7. The Cowra Breakout of 1944 saw Japanese prisoners of war launch a suicidal escape attempt from their camp in the Central West of New South Wales. This is considered the only fighting within New South Wales of the war. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Fleet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_cardiac_pacemaker#Origin Music: Andreas - Departure https://facebook.com/andreasmusicno https://twitter.com/andreasmusicno https://soundcloud.com/andreas_music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIfpJV9BVtRxEDOlP8nM15w https://www.instagram.com/andreas_music_/ Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivesnz/20340350738 By Algernon Talmage - http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemPopLarger.aspx?itemid=404568, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18168326 https://www.goodfreephotos.com/australia/new-south-wales/sydney/night-time-opera-house-with-city-skyline-in-sydney-new-south-wales-australia.jpg.php By GiggsHammouri - Own work by uploader, drawn from this picture [1], empty ECG paper by user user:Madhero88, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7070634 By Mattinbgn (talk · contribs) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65567816 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9595177195 Intro Creator: Pushed to Insanity http://pushedtoinsanity.com/portfolio-item/free-2d-outro-template-11/
Views: 1967 Sebastian ioan
MT Sugarloaf Colliery - Newcastle NSW - 1950-60s
This is an old video i've found, taken from VHS tape which has been copied many times. It shows the old MT Sugarloaf Colliery that was based on the side of mt sugarloaf down towards west wallsend. It also shows some footage of coal trucks driving through newcastle taking coal to the power station in town. Im not sure who actually made this film but its a very interesting piece of Newcastle's history.
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Story Of A City
From the Film Australia Collection. Made by The National Film Board 1945. Directed by Shan Benson. This is the story of a city built on coal. The film illustrates the fact that Australia's Newcastle, like its British counterpart, has developed into a large city but still retains its essential mining atmosphere. The great steel industry which feeds on its black gold is shown in full blast. But the film reaches beyond coal, steel and the activity of a great port into the lives of the people of Newcastle. It covers not only the mines and the mills but moves into the dwelling and working places and the natural beauty of their surroundings where they find their pleasures.
Views: 11475 NFSA Films
1964 Mattara Procession, Newcastle NSW.wmv
Slide Show of 1964 Mattara Procession Hunter Street Newcastle NSW
Views: 836 Curriewot1
History of Newcastle New South Wales NSW Australia History
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Views: 93 Zaenudin Zanno
Newcastle Harbour History
Newcastle Harbour photos from the 1800's and 1900's. Photos were sent to me by numerous people during the course of my local history research. Historic photographs need to be shared
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Signs Offer a Glimpse into Newcastle’s History
The City of Newcastle, in partnership with the Newcastle Historical Society, installed three signs at historic points across the city. Each of the signs offers insights into the city's rich coal mining history. The signs were made possible thanks to a 4Culture grant.
Views: 136 City of Newcastle
Celebrating the Early History of Newcastle (Australia)
On Friday 26th October 2012 a public announcement was made by Dr Alex Byrne of the NSW State Library, that historic treasures of early Newcastle would make their return to the City for the first time in 195 years. The forthcoming Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era Exhibition, scheduled for 2 March to 5 May 2013, will see the return of the Macquarie Collector's Chest, Wallis Album and Edward Charles Close Panorama, among many other artistic and historic treasures created in Newcastle almost two centuries ago. The treasures are of immense significance to the people of Newcastle and the Hunter Region, and also of national and international significance in terms of the cultural evolution of the Australian people. For further info on early history of Newcastle see: http://coalriver.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/historic-return-of-newcastle-treasures-for-exhibition/
Views: 186 UoNCC
1997, Newcastle CBD or  Shopping Centres, Australia
1997, Newcastle, High School Project
Views: 1529 Peter Jolly
Newcastle earthquake, 1989
An excerpt from a short documentary made by NBN Productions showing the moment a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Newcastle and the immediate aftermath. The earthquake on 28 December 1989 was the most damaging in Australian history. NFSA title: 115280
Views: 4732 NFSA Films
Coal Mining Blue Mtns Australia
Views: 62 Doug Caldwell
Old Coal Mining Site in Australia from the early 1900's
An old coal mining site that looks like something out of a horror movie. Not many of these sites survived after there expiration as they were seen as a blight on the Australian landscape. This one in the Hunter area of New South Wales has character telling a tale of human innovation, life struggles and perseverance.
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History of the James Fletcher Hospital Newcastle Part 1
Dr Troy Duncan of the University of Newcastle speaks on the History of the Fletcher Hospital site at the National Trust Heritage Festival 'Our Place in Space' event at Monet's Newcastle 4th April 2009. Part 1 of the History of the James Fletcher Hospital Site.
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Stories from the Graveyard: Coal miners
“Dying for coal” The west end of Newcastle has a long history of coalmining, and many pitmen are among those buried at St James’. This film shows the different hazards facing those who worked down the west end’s coal mines, which claimed many lives over the years. Stories from the Graveyard: telling the story of Benwell and Scotswood. This is one of a series of short films, illustrated with archive photographs, about people buried in St James’ graveyard in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne. When the graveyard was opened in 1833, Benwell and Scotswood were home to many of the richest and most powerful families on Tyneside. But this was also an important coal mining area and, as time went on, the location of some of the region’s major industries. Among the more than 12,000 people buried in this graveyard were pitmen, soldiers, farmers, engineers, shopkeepers and many others, including thousands of young children. These films tell the stories of some of those buried at St James’. They were created by St James’ Heritage and Environment Group as part of a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Environment Excellence - Ashton Coal Operations, Yancoal (Recreating Nature)
Ashton Coal is located approximately 14 kilometres Northwest of Singleton in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW. The operations include an underground coal mine, which is overlaid by the watercourse Bowmans Creek. In December 2010, Ashton Coal was granted approval to redirect sections of Bowmans Creek, to allow for the optimised mining of coal at the Ashton Underground Mine. The proposal involved the construction of two diversions to mitigate potential impacts on the flow of Bowmans Creek, in the event mine subsidence affected direct hydraulic connection to the creek. View the other Award Winners here http://ow.ly/v30G303XSwj
Views: 482 NSW Mining
Historic Mining Photographs from the 1900 Annual Report of the NSW Department of Mines (slide show)
The Annual Report of the NSW Department of Mines for 1900 contains many fascinating photographs of mines and mining related activities. Enjoy, comment, subscribe! My Blogs: http://www.johnsbluemountainsblog.blogspot.com.au and http://www.johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com.au/
Views: 217 John Paix
East End - Before and After (Newcastle NSW) Part 1 of 2
East End - Before and After A Community Printmaking Project. (1985) Filmed and Edited by Jane Adam. Narrated and Directed by Therese Kenyon. Newcastle is Australia's second oldest city, 160kms north of Sydney. This documentary examines the social history of its historic East End. For more info: http://coalriver.wordpress.com/
Views: 3198 angitia
Hebburn dam near no 1 coal mine
HI this vid about Hebburn dam built around 1902 to run the coal mine and near Weston nsw
Views: 331 Go fab Vids
Newcastle  -  Australia
The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas. It is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the Local Government Areas of City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council. Situated 162 kilometres (101 mi) NNE of Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter River, it is the predominant city within the Hunter Region. Famous for its coal, Newcastle is presently the largest coal exporting harbour in the world, exporting over 97 Mt of coal in 2009--10 with plans to expand annual capacity to 180 Mt by 2013.[5] Beyond the city, the Hunter Region possesses large coal depositsThe first European to explore the area was Lieutenant John Shortland in September 1797. His discovery of the area was largely accidental; as he had been sent in search of a number of convicts who had seized the HMS Cumberland as she was sailing from Sydney Cove.[7] While returning, Lt. Shortland entered what he later described as "a very fine river", which he named after New South Wales' Governor, John Hunter.[8] He returned with reports of the deep-water port and the area's abundant coal. Over the next two years, coal mined from the area was the New South Wales colony's first export.[8] Newcastle gained a reputation as a "hellhole" as it was a place where the most dangerous convicts were sent to dig in the coal mines as harsh punishment for their crimes.[8] By the turn of the century the mouth of the Hunter River was being visited by diverse groups of men, including coal diggers, timber-cutters, and more escaped convicts. Philip Gidley King, the Governor of New South Wales from 1800, decided on a more positive approach to exploit the now obvious natural resources of the Hunter Valley.[7] In 1801, a convict camp called King's Town (named after Governor King) was established to mine coal and cut timber. In the same year, the first shipment of coal was dispatched to Sydney. This settlement closed less than a year later.[8] A settlement was again attempted in 1804, as a place of secondary punishment for unruly convicts. The settlement was named Coal River, also Kingstown and then re-named Newcastle, after England's famous coal port. The name first appeared by the commission issued by Governor King on 15 March 1804 to Lieutenant Charles Menzies of the marine detachment on HMS Calcutta, then at Port Jackson, appointing him superintendent of the new settlement.[9] The new settlement, comprising convicts and a military guard, arrived at the Hunter River on 27 March 1804 in three ships: the Lady Nelson, the Resource and the James.[7][10] The convicts were rebels from the 1804 Castle Hill convict rebellion. The link with Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, its namesake and also from whence many of the 19th century coal miners came, is still obvious in some of the place-names -- such as Jesmond, Hexham, Wickham, Wallsend and Gateshead. Morpeth, New South Wales is a similar distance north of Newcastle as Morpeth, Northumberland is north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Christ Church Cathedral dominates the skyline of Newcastle. Under Captain James Wallis, commandant from 1815 to 1818, the convicts' conditions improved, and a building boom began. Captain Wallis laid out the streets of the town, built the first church of the site of the present Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, erected the old gaol on the seashore, and began work on the breakwater which now joins Nobbys Head to the mainland. The quality of these first buildings was poor, and only (a much reinforced) breakwater survives. During this period, in 1816, the oldest public school in Australia was built in East Newcastle.[8] Newcastle remained a penal settlement until 1822, when the settlement was opened up to farming.[11] As a penal colony, the military rule was harsh, especially at Limeburners' Bay, on the inner side of Stockton peninsula. There, convicts were sent to burn oyster shells for making lime.[7] Military rule in Newcastle ended in 1823. Prisoner numbers were reduced to 100 (most of these were employed on the building of the breakwater), and the remaining 900 were sent to Port Macquarie. ( source Wikipedia )
Historical - Gold Trails
In an extraordinary period from 1851 onwards, people rushed to make their fortunes on a series of goldfields that were discovered in NSW. The new finds significantly impacted the early agricultural towns and villages. New settlements were established to service thousands of prospectors and miners who came and went. Many came from Australia and overseas to win the gold, many set up businesses to feed and supply the miners, while some chose to steal. Today, this golden heritage vein underpins the story of nearly every major town and village across central and south west NSW. Every goldfield has its own trail to follow -- every goldmining family their own story to tell. Follow the GOLD TRAILS and discover for yourself, the heritage riches underpinning the towns, villages and landscapes of NSW. Here the stories of those who won the gold and those who stole the gold, are brought to life by communities committed to conserving and sharing their heritage. Design your own Gold Trails adventure - visit www.goldtrails.com.au
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Climate Camp Newcastle, NSW Australia 2008
10-15th July, 2008 Newcastle, NSW Australia. http://climatecamp.org.au/ Australia's first Camp for Climate Action was an incredible moment, a source of inspiration and learning experience for future action on climate change. Over 1600 people participated in the camp across five inspirational days. Students, mothers, fathers, coal miners, unionists and members of the local community were there. Together we talked up a storm, ate amazing meals, created a community based on direct democracy, laughed and then pulled off the largest non-violent direct action in the Australian climate movements history. Put simply, we were building a vibrant, strategic, climate justice movement. And still are! Join a Climate Camp in Australia this year! http://climatecamp.org.au/ [email protected]
Views: 393 ClimateCampAU
Newcastle Coal River Centre
From 1801 till this day Newcastle's very existence has been about COAL. The story of Australia's development has been directly influenced by Newcastle Coal, and this provides an opportunity to create a unique, hi-tech, forward-looking educational, entertaining tourist attraction depicting the journey through Australia's existence and into the future, based on ENERGY. I am seeking support for this proposal.
Views: 113 newcastlebobcook
Finding buried treasure at an abandoned Australian 1850s goldrush Ghost Town!
Find 101-year-old buried treasure at this once gregarious goldrush town reportedly of 5,000 people and 13 pubs, now an abandoned ghost town in the Australian bush! Old Dalmorton is in the beautiful Clarence Valley of New South Wales. Its charm is that 150 years ago it was a bustling and busy town, but now there’s only silence. That is, until you scratch under the surface!! Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel, and then read the Ghost Town story at www.historyoutthere.com!
Views: 2038 History Out There
Mining boom threatens the Hunter Valley
There are fears the foreign hunger for coal could threaten the Hunter Valley's world famous wines and the multi-million dollar thoroughbred industry.
Lithgow: An amazing Industrial revolution town
Lithgow NSW is a town with a colourful industrial past. The birthplace of Australia's steel industry, the home of a small arms factory crucial through two World Wars. And that's just the start of the story. FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2k0gWZC
Views: 1767 Two Minute Postcards
Dudley Mine Disaster - Tribute
Dudley mine disaster
Centennial Coal - Myuna Colliery: Save Our Cables Program
The Myuna Save Our Cables Program is a cable management system that designed to reduce cable damage and improve safety culture throughout the mine. Elements include: - A slogan competition was held to engage with the workforce and encourage participation - The mine’s cable management plan was reviewed and the key areas of focus were summarised onto a pictorial display - The entire workforce went through a training and assessment program on the cable management program - A post-shift cable damage investigation process was implemented At the start of shift, the shift undermanager addresses the entire shift on any cable damage that occurred in the past 24 hours. Following the implementation of the program, monthly cable damaged was reduced by 63% and injuries associated with cable handling have reduced significantly.
Views: 591 NSW Mining
Redhead Beach and Bush Walk Newcastle New South Wales Australia 29-3-2009
Redhead Beach is situated in Newcastle New South Wales Australia. Australia has some of the best surfing beaches in the world. The best thing about our beaches is that we have zillions of them and they are generally not packed full of people. Redhead like many original towns in Newcastle was an old coal mining town. Now it's a great place to live off the main drag/roads. Redhead has many great little bush tracks to walk the dog or with your friends or family. Redhead or Nine Mile beach can be accessed by 4WD for fishing, surfing or just having fun.
Views: 6957 Multiman40
The Mystery of Burning Mountain in New Castle, Colorado
A brief history of coal mining in New Castle, Colorado. Narrated by: R.W. "Doc" Boyle Music: Coleman's March (traditional) CD: Paine Trio "Fiddler's Reel" Nate Paine, fiddle Don Paine, banjo Trevor Paine, guitar Video, Photography & Script: Ann Louise Ramsey, ©2014
Views: 13779 Ann Louise Ramsey
Steam on the Main North
Discover the NSW Hunter region’s history as a major transport network with this new documentary., which features footage from the Hunter shot by transport enthusiast and cinematographer Roger McKenzie, and his friend Bernie Kent in 1968. The film features footage from three locations around Maitland: Fassifern, Hawkmount (between Awaba and Dora Creek), and Thornton. Steam on the Main North reveals a fascinating snapshot of the region’s history, as many of the rural areas featured were heavily transformed by the suburban sprawl. The film also explores the wide variety of passenger and goods steam trains that undertook the journey along the Main North line, which was particularly unique for this era.
The New Ipswich
From the Film Australia Collection. Made by The National Film Board 1947. Directed by Eric Thompson. Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, is very unlike Ipswich, England, after which it was named. The film was made at the suggestion of Ipswich, England, to show enquiring people something of a typical Australian country centre.
Views: 3493 NFSA Films
BHP 100 Years
BHP Newcastle 100 years Filmed and produced by Dean Osland for the Newcastle Herald
Views: 4319 photopromo1
Convict Era Tunnel (c1816) and Brick Culvert (c.1850s) Church Street Newcastle
Mr Bill Jordan introduces us to a convict era tunnel dating from around 1816 and brick culvert (circa 1850s) that lies beneath the streets of Church Street, Newcastle (Australia). He believes that it is the earliest Australian engineering works still in use to this day. A robot camera was sent through the tunnel to ascertain the level of maintenance repairs required to the convict structure. For further info: http://coalriver.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/convict-era-tunnel-c1816-and-brick-calvert-c1850s/
Views: 2658 UoNCC
JOADJA.....Ghost Town in Australia
An award winning documentary about Joadja, an Australian ghost town, and its previous owner, Pat Lee. Joadja is located in the southern highlands of New South Wales approximately a one hour drive from Sydney...LIVE ACTION BEGINS 1 MINUTE 2O SECONDS INTO VIDEO.... The town was at one time home to around 1,100 people who worked for the Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Company that mined shale to extract kerosene. The town existed between 1870 and 1911.... In 1966 Miss Pat Lee, an American from Arkansas USA, fell in love with the property and the ruins that are still there, and bought all 2500 acres. This is her story and her great affection for the land that became her home.
Views: 2100 jalaimo07
Broken Hill NSW Silverton Tramway South Mine mock up proposed model Railway Layout
This is a mock up of a proposed small shunting Model Railway layout based on Broken Hill NSW the Silverton Tramway served South Mine. operation would involve moving empty Ore Wagons from a small section of Broken Hill yard to the South Mine, and returning with loaded wagons. The scale is HO, it’s an L shaped layout and is 17ft by 9ft.
Views: 302 Barcoola
East End - Before and After (Newcastle NSW) Part 2 of 2
East End - Before and After A Community Printmaking Project (1985)Filmed and Edited by Jane Adam. Narrated and Directed by Therese Kenyon. For more info: http://coalriver.wordpress.com/
Views: 4147 angitia
Kiama Blowhole early 1970's Super 8 Films - Australia's History on Film
Essential Films Australian Super 8 Stock Vision Australia's History on Film Early 1970's Kiama Blowhole stock vision. Original Format - Super 8 Film Format Supplied - Digital Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Essential Films will supply you with a link to download the vision Visit www.essentialfilms,com.au
Views: 1102 NewzStringer
On this episode, we explore abandoned underground WW2 Tunnel and discover what was at the other end... Digging Australia on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digging_australia/ Digging Australia Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DiggingAus/?ref=br_rs Digging Australia Twitter (@DiggingAus): https://twitter.com/DiggingAus Cameras: *Olympus EM10 *Canon 80D Music: High Tension by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Feel free to Comment, Share and Subscribe! Thanks For Watching!
Views: 3085 Digging Australia
Bernadette Smith - A Hidden History of Stockton Bight
Bernadette Smith - A Hidden History of Stockton Bight was delivered on Friday 2 December 2011 at the Radical Newcastle Colloquium hosted by the University Gallery. This all day event, featured historians, activists, public intellectuals and the wider community in examining and discussing a broad array of topics from sex and abortion to radical clergy, environmental activism and politics. And yes, the famous Laman Street Figs were also on the agenda. Speakers included noted Australian historian Professor Ann Curthoys (University of Sydney), the first Green elected to public office in NSW, and Laman Street figs activist, John Sutton, and sociologist and linguist, Dr Jim Wafer. 'Radical Newcastle' is an important new project built around partnerships between the University of Newcastle and the local community. This project aims to recover the radical underbelly and often submerged dimensions of Newcastle history and to connect that past with contemporary activist movements in the Hunter region. For more info: http://radicalnewcastle.wordpress.com/
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Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group: Bounce Program
In 2012 NCIG introduced a Health and Wellbeing Program titled Bounce, with the goal to positively impact upon the health and welfare of NCIG employees, contractors and their families. The goal of the program is to assist management of safety risk together with overall productivity of the NCIG workforce. Critical to the program are health initiatives based upon ongoing identified workforce health risks and needs. The Bounce program is themed annually on the basis of the outcomes of assessment processes with previous focus being on weight loss, improvement to BMI, increasing functioning movement, improved nutrition and increasing fitness and movement.
Views: 183 NSW Mining
Uncovered mine shaft at Newcastle's Blackbutt Reserve
Newcastle's Blackbutt Reserve has a new attraction, if only for a few more hours. Here's a snapshot of what ABC Newcastle's Nick Gerber saw yesterday, as massive sandstone boulders were tossed into an old mine shaft uncovered last week by NCC workers. Full story: http://ab.co/1v1ysg6
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What Coal Mining Hydrogeology tells us about the Real Risks of Fracking_London Lecture_May 2016
Development of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) is opposed by campaigners who hypothesise (amongst other things) that potable ground water supplies could be polluted by upward migration of fractures and any fluids they contain. There are very strong reasons for doubting this hypothesis, not least because migration of fractures to prolific aquifers would be highly unlikely to lead to pollution, but almost certain to result in drowning of the shale gas wells, rendering them unusable. Hence, despite having contrasting motivations, shale gas developers and environmental guardians turn out to have a strong common interest in avoiding inter-connection to aquifers. There is in fact a century-long analogue for such a ‘confluence’ of interests, provided by the history of longwall coal mining beneath the sea and major aquifers. Where large-scale mining proceeded from the surface downwards, major hydraulic inter-connection of shallow and deep zones did indeed result in widespread water pollution. However, where new mines were developed at depth without any connections to shallow old workings), complete hydraulic isolation from the near-surface hydrogeological environment was successfully maintained. This was despite the fact that longwall mining produced far greater stratal disruption than shale gas fracking ever could. A detailed example is presented from the successful operation of the Selby Coalfield beneath one of the UK’s main aquifers. This profound and sustained historical analogue provides a very clear lesson: given the lack of hydrogeological connectivity to shallow aquifers, shale gas fracking per se cannot contaminate shallow ground water. Provided operators observe long-established laws governing hydrocarbon wells and associated surface operations, other hydrogeological risks will also be minimal. Opponents of shale gas developments should therefore focus attention on more realistic potential impacts, most of which are familiar from almost any planning application, such as increased truck traffic on minor roads. Speaker Biography Paul Younger (University of Glasgow) Paul L Younger FREng holds the Rankine Chair of Engineering and is Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Newcastle University, where he also established and led the Sir Joseph Swan Institute for Energy Research and, subsequently, the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability. A geologist by first degree, Paul trained in hydrogeology in the USA as a Harkness Fellow in the mid-1980s, subsequently developing a career in environmental engineering. He is perhaps best known for his research and outreach on the environmental management of water in active and abandoned mines worldwide, which won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for Newcastle University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Chartered Geologist, as well as a Chartered Engineer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007 and has received honorary doctorates for his mine water pollution work from leading universities in Spain and South America. His current research focuses on deep geothermal. In parallel with his mainstream academic work, Paul has founded and directed four companies in the water and energy sectors and has authored more than 400 items in the international literature, including the well-received books “Mine Water: Hydrology, pollution, remediation” (Kluwer, 2002), “Groundwater in the Environment: An Introduction” (Blackwell, 2007), “Water: all that matters” (Hodder, 2012) and “Energy: all that matters” (Hodder, 2014). His knowledge of shale gas was gained through serving on the Joint Royal Academies’ Expert Panel, which reported to the UK government in 2012, and on the Independent Expert Panel on Unconventional Gas, which reported to the Scottish Government in June 2014. When not otherwise engaged, Paul’s preferred activities include exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands, singing and playing traditional music, and indulging his love of the Spanish and Gaelic languages and cultures. Website: www.geolsoc.org.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/geolsoc
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