PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

These projects involved research into the history and development of the following region:

Hunter

Over 31 years we have undertaken commissions and projects across across the gamut of history and heritage practise. These relate to a variety of historical themes, heritage issues and for a variety of purposes in a variety of formats. Please click on one of the thematic, regional or outcome subheadings to see the projects that we have undertaken. We like to be challenged, we like new ideas and to address methodological issues to produce results that are effective, meaningful and reach the intended audience with ease.

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2007 - 2008
Review of Potential Items of State Heritage Significance in the Newcastle Local Government Area.

Review of Potential Items of State Heritage Significance in the Newcastle Local Government Area.



 

 

 

Authors: Ms Emma Dortins, Ms Rosemary Kerr, Ms Julia Kensy, Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Newcastle City Council and NSW Heritage Office

The objectives of this study can be summarised as follows:

  • to review the exisitng listings for the items on the Newcastle HeritageInventory, along with previous heritage studies where available and other information where necessary
  • where it was considered that an item demonstrated heritage significance at a State level, to prepare a nomination to the State Heritage...
2007
Aboriginal Bibliography and Archive, Yengo and Lower Hunter, 1788 - 1950.

Aboriginal Bibliography and Archive, Yengo and Lower Hunter, 1788 - 1950.



 

 

 

Compilers: Dr Sue Rosen, Ms Emma Dortins, Ms Rosemary Kerr and Ms Tanya Gurnett

Client: National Parks and Wildlife Services

Heritage Assessment And History (HAAH), was commissioned in 2004 by the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources to create a database and archive of documents pertinent to the histories of the Aboriginal peoples of the Hunter/Central Rivers Coastal Region for the period 1788 to 1850. The focus was to be on original documents...

2006
Architectural Investigation at Lake Macquarie

Architectural Investigation at Lake Macquarie



 

 

Authors: Archaeological & Heritage Management Solutions (AHMS),

Historical Investigation of Archaeological Potential of Site and Buildings Associated with Threlkeld's 2nd Mission to the Aborigines on Lake Macquarie.

2005-2006
There’s a War On! WWI and WWII at Home: NSW Moveable Heritage Related to the Experience of War at Home. An Assessment Model for Museums and Galleries NSW and NSW Heritage Office.

There’s a War On! WWI and WWII at Home: NSW Moveable Heritage Related to the Experience of War at Home. An Assessment Model for Museums and Galleries NSW and NSW Heritage Office.



 

 

 

Client: Museums and Galleries NSW and NSW Heritage Office

Authors: Sarah Jane Rennie of Museums and Galleries NSW and Sue Rosen

Many of the events of war time Australia have been taken for granted and few local experiences of the war at home are featured in local histories or heritage studies. The authors have created a regionally based integrated thematic and chronological narrative that allows for the broader theme of defence to...

2005

Aboriginal Bibliography and Archive, Hunter/Central Rivers Coastal Region, 1788-1850.



Authors: Sue Rosen, Gina Dolphin and Emma Dortins

Client: Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources

Heritage Assessment And History (HAAH), was commissioned in 2004 by the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources to create a database and archive of documents pertinent to the histories of the Aboriginal peoples of the Hunter Coastal Region for the period 1788 to 1850. The focus was to...

2005

Archival Recording of the Star Hotel, Hunter Street, Newcastle.



Authors: Rosemary Kerr, Sue Rosen

Client: Maryland International Pty Ltd

Archival Recording of the site of the Star Hotel, Newcastle prior to the demolition of the existing structure and the construction of a new commercial and residential building.

2004

Heritage Impact Statement for 29 Pittwater Rd Gladesville.



Authors: Rosemary Kerr, Historian and Bob Anderson, Architect

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to assess the impact of the extension to the residence and replacement of the front fence at 29 Pittwater Road, Gladesville which is listed on the Municipality of Hunters Hill Schedule of Contributory Buildings (Schedule 7 of LEP No. 14), being outside the conservation area but contributing to the history, identity and character of the...

2004

Heritage Assessment of RTA controlled Pre 1948 Concrete Slab and Arch Bridges.



Authors: Sue Rosen and Sid French

This study has examined the bridges in the group, assessed them and generated a ranking table which categorises them as of State, Local or of No Heritage, or Demolished. Rankings were carried out in accordance with the criteria of the State Heritage Council, allowing them to gain significance by dint of a broad range of technical, historical, social and aesthetic yardsticks. 

2004

Study of the Heritage Significance of a group of RTA controlled Bridges and Ferries in NSW, HAAH and BRW for RTA.



Authors: Sid French, Engineer, Emma Dortins, Laila Ellmoos, Rosemary Kerr and Sue Rosen, Historians

Client: HAAH and Burns and Roe Worley for Roads and Traffic Authority's Environment and Community Policy Branch

This report has been prepared by Heritage Assessment and History (HAAH) in association with Burns and Roe Worley (BRW) in fulfillment of a brief commissioned by the Roads and Traffic Authority's (RTA) Environmental and Community Policy Branch. This brief is part...