A View of King’s Town (Newcastle) circa 1822-1825 (Published 1828)

A View of Kings Town (late Newcastle) (Courtesy of the National Library of Australia)

A View of Kings Town (late Newcastle)  Info: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135205567

The drawing above, in sepia wash, and measuring 17.7 x 37 cm, appears to be either the original drawing from which the published engraving in Dangar’s Index came from, or vice versa. See: http://libguides.newcastle.edu.au/aboriginalsourcebook/kingstown1

A VIEW OF KING’S TOWN (Courtesy of Cultural Collections, University of Newcastle, Australia)

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A View of King’s Town (Hand coloured engraving)
Photographer: Bruce Turnbull (Courtesy Newcastle Art Gallery)

A view of King’s Town. (c.1820/1828)

Acquatint, etching, hand coloured.
Sheet and plate: 21.9 x 40.8
Image: 17.3 x 37.5
Inscribed: printed on image the numbers 1-10 over landscape features corresponding to the inscription in the plate margins, l.l. – l.r. “No.1 River Hunter. 2. Public Wharf. 3. Nobby Island 4. North end of Breakwater once intended to connect with the Island. 5. Hospital. 6. Gaol. 7. Police Magistrates Residence. 8. Sessions House. 9. High Land on the South of Port Stephens. 10. Fort, Signal Station & Light.”; lower c. “A large portion of the Town Lies to the left, between the Church & River./ A VIEW OF KING’S TOWN./ (late Newcastle.)/ London, Engraved & Published, August 1st. 1828 by J. Cross, 18 Holborn…(illeg.)osite Furnivals Inn.” Purchased 1969 1969:14

Courtesy Newcastle Region Art Gallery See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/4069674171


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