Issue Details: First known date: 1919 1919
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Content Summary

  • Correspondence, 1938-1987
  • Newcastle Morning Herald proofs, 1974-75
  • Typescript notes on Newcastle and suburbs free newspapers, 1963
  • MA thesis by E.R. Woolmington 'Newcastle Morning Herald: An historical survey 1856-1956'
  • Scattered issues of local newspapers, including: 'The Budget and Singleton Advertiser', 1919, 1926; 'Hunter Valley Herald', 1974-75; 'Belmont Monthly', 1925; 'The Clarion: The Journalists' Newspaper', 1980; 'Tomago News', 1982; 'Labor's Voice', 1952.
  • Press clippings on Aborigines and Hunter Valley history 1975-86
  • Radio lessons and language classes on Awabakal language, 1982-86.


Percy Haslam was a journaist for the Newcastle Herald from 1933 to 1977, where he worked as its industrial and political roundsman and associate editor. Haslam had a keen interest in local history, including the history of transport, industry, and religion of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. He was also fascinated with local aboriginal history, and upon leaving the Herald took up a position at the University of Newcastle where he researched until his death in 1987. A more extensive biography can be found at:

Much of the collection relates to Haslam's interest in the history of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, including items related to the history of transport, religion, and industry in the region, as well as Haslam's extensive material on local Aboriginal history. There is, however, some interesting material on Newcastle area newspapers during the twentieth century.

The full collection contents can be found at:


Percy Haslam, newspapers, journalism, indigenous history, industry, transport, Newcastle Herald

Contact Name

University of Newcastle Cultural Collections


Level 2, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308

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Phone: +61 2 4921 5354 or +61 2 4921 5819; Fax: +61 2 4921 5833


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