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)
14 thoughts on “3D Virtual Newcastle – What Charles and Vera Achieved in 34 days of 2013”
Fantastic team effort Charles and Vera, well supported by CRWP.
A stunning piece of work so far!!! Can’t wait to see future additions – especially Stockton.
Charles’ work has developed exponentially! We on Coal River Working Party have watched it from embryonic start to this wonderful and robust growing brain-child!! Vera is proud of her Cultural Offspring, I know! Can all schools be alerted to this site and project so that word will spread?
I may have already covered some of the 2D/3D/4D groundwork for Stockton..
Hi Walter, Could you tell us more about your work? Regards, Gionni
I’m an industrial & landscape designer/artist with an interest in local history and producing high quality rendered graphics with Google Earth, Photoshop and SketchUp.
Great great work!
Awesome project. Once again Vera is leaving her footprint for all to follow! Cheers Cherylanne