At the first meeting of the Coal River Working Party for this year, held on the 3rd of February, 3D Virtual Newcastle creator Charles Martin gave University benefactor Vera Deacon, a presentation on the progress to date on the the 3D model of early Newcastle.
Cultural Collections in the Auchmuty Library were able to provide Charles with 34 days of paid work thanks to the generosity of the University Foundation’s Vera Deacon Regional History Fund, set up in 2008 in Vera’s honour. Vera does not have much access to the internet, so Charles was able to produce (with the assistance of EJE Architecture) with a printed book containing all the illustrations in the presentation.
The presentation provided an over view of the initial work and methodology used in constructing the 3D model of early Aboriginal and Colonial Newcastle, up until 1830. Charles began work on the model in November 2012, and from August to December was employed 2 days per week continuing to add detail and features to the landscape, with special attention to the years 1818 to 1830.
A copy of the entire presentation can be downloaded here: Newcastle 1818 – 1830 by Charles Martin (30MB PDF)