An interesting digitisation project relating to historical documents of Newcastle has been undertaken by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library in London. It comprises the contents of three hand written volumes entitled:
‘Proclamations, government and general orders : made and published by the several Governors in Chief of the territory of New South Wales’
These handwritten manuscript volumes deal with regulations regarding the Colony of New South Wales including Port regulations ; Shipping regulations ; Newcastle regulations ; Police regulations ; Regulations as to high-ways ; Regulations as to distillation; Regulations in respect of boundaries, trespass and
Direct Download of the Newcastle Regulations (6.5 MB PDF File) here:
Newcastle Orders respecting Vessels going there for Coals, Duties thereon, Signals etc etc July 3rd 1801; March 24th 1804; May 2nd 1804; General Orders; September 20th 1810; June 6th 1812; 27th June 1812; 19th November 1814; 3rd December 1814; 9th December 1815; 27th September 1817; 3rd January 1818.
Volume 1 has been digitised and the direct links to the Senate House Libraries Catalogue in London is above (http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/record=b2528202~S6 ). The other 2 volumes will be available later.
Thank you to dear England!
And thank you to Ruth Talbot-Stokes Arts and Social Science Faculty Librarian for bringing this to our attention.
Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist and Chair of the Coal River Working Party