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
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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