UON Library,University of Newcastle, Australia > Collections > Digital Scriptorium

A collection of digitised works and photographs relating to the work of the University of Newcastle's Coal River Working Party. The Coal River Heritage Precinct is a distinctive area of public land at the mouth of the Hunter River encompassing Nobbys, Macquarie Pier, Convict Lumber Yard, and the original convict coal mine workings at Colliers Point and beneath Signal Hill (now Fort Scratchley).

The University of Newcastle formed the Coal River Working Party as a community outreach project in February 2003 to promote local history and restore Newcastle and the Region’s significant contribution back into the Australian story.

The Coal River Working Party's primary mission is to assist local institutions, community organisations and individuals in researching and promoting our region’s Aboriginal and Colonial heritage on the international world stage in recognition of its importance to the development of the Australian nation.