This post is intended to provide a brief overview and timeline of some of Dr. James Bowman’s land grants and land purchased that formed the Ravensworth homestead in the Hunter Valley, largely reflected through formal Colonial Secretary correspondence and personal correspondence from the James Bowman papers held at the Mitchell Library. This reply above states … More Ravensworth land grants (1.)
Tom and Glenda Jones have kindly donated three framed engravings to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections, originally published in the Town and Country Journal, and depicting Newcastle in 1872, 1889 and 1891 respectively. We have digitised them at 600dpi for closer inspection below. Click on each of the images to view the higher resolution … More Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891
[VIDEO] Selected Presentations from the Hunter Living Histories Meeting held at the IDC Building, University of Newcastle (Australia) on 4 June 2018. 00:00 – 33:05 Deep Time Story for Munibung Hill – Stuart Carter, President – Munibung Hill Conservation Society 33:06 – 01:02:17 Florence Austral (1892-1968) Australian operatic soprano – Phil Warren & Hiliary Oliver … More [VIDEO] Selected Presentations – Hunter Living Histories Meeting – 4 June 2018
Photograph – CAMBERWELL-01-1967-R004C-1481-5198 These aerial photograph refer to the Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia, taken in 1958 and 1967. The original photographs are located in Boxes C3014 and C3016 in Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle. Many thanks to Michael Paver who digitised these photographs at high resolution. Over 700 aerial … More Aerial Photographs – Camberwell & Muswellbrook, NSW
Assorted photographs and plan of the Ravensworth homestead, including surrounding landscape and homestead buildings.
This shows a collection of maps of the Ravensworth homestead and various estate and property boundaries. The following maps of the Hunter Region are from the National Library of Australia. View entire map here ‘Map of the River Hunter, and its branches : shewing the Lands reserved thereon for Church purposes, the Locations … More Ravensworth Assorted Maps & Plans
We thank Cameron Bilinsky for his permission to digitise three hand coloured framed engravings of 19th century Newcastle held in his collection. The first is by John Skinner Prout, circa 1841 entitled “Near Newcastle on the Hunter, New South Wales” See: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2012/07/17/john-skinner-prout-in-newcastle-and-the-hunter/ A. Cooke “The City of Newcastle and Harbour” see: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2017/04/07/newcastle-coast-1873/ The … More Three Handcoloured Coloured Engravings of Newcastle