Ravensworth Assorted Maps & Plans

This shows a collection of maps of the Ravensworth homestead and various estate and property boundaries.

Ravensworth boundary map Dumaresq v Bowman
Hand-drawn map of Ravensworth boundaries. This map was created as part of an arbitration process between Dr. James Bowman and Colonel Henry Dumaresq, the owner of a neighbouring homestead St Heliar’s. This arbitration process is circa late 1830s/perhaps around 1840; however, the boundary dispute dates from the mid-to-late 1820s. Sourced from Volume 78 Dr James Bowman Miscellaneous Papers, A2974, Mitchell Library; digital access to complete source available here: http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110373421

 

Ravensworth boundary map Dumareq v Bowman 2
The boundary dispute involved a line of demarcation named ‘the Needles’, which is described as a ‘rocky barrier’ which was situated across a stream. These maps show portions of the two properties running contiguously to Sandy Creek. Sourced from Dr James Bowman Miscellaneous Papers, Volume 78 A2974, Mitchell Library; digital access to complete source available here: http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110373421

 

Ravensworth fraction map
Map of land granted or purchased by Bowman, as yet undated. Sourced from James Bowman papers at Mitchell Library. Marked on the map are the surrounding parishes of Liddell, Vane and Ravensworth. Sourced from James Bowman Estate Papers: James Bowman Estate Papers – Miscellaneous land and estate papers, A4250, Mitchell Library.

The following maps of the Hunter Region are from the National Library of Australia.

Dangar plan
Map of the River Hunter, and its branches. . .Joseph Cross, 1828

View entire map here ‘Map of the River Hunter, and its branches : shewing the Lands reserved thereon for Church purposes, the Locations made to Settlers, and the Settlement and part of the Lands of the Australian Agricultural Company at Port Stephens together with the Station of the Mission to the Aborigines belonging to the London Missionary Society on Lake Macquarie, New South Wales.’
Call Number MAP NK 646
Created/Published – London : Engraved & published … by Joseph Cross Aug. 1st. 1828

 

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Sketch of area between Hunter and Pages River, N.S.W. Call Number MAP F 436/H. Created/Published 18??  National Library of Australia

View ‘Sketch of area between Hunter and Pages River’ on the National Library of Australia website  here.

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Creator Gair, Sloane & Co. Ravensworth Estate, Hunter District N.S.W. : 15 miles from Singleton & 8 miles from Muswellbrook : for subdivision sale / for auction sale by Gair Sloane & Co, at the Exchange Sydney. Call Number MAP Folder 144, LFSP 2306, Created/Published [S.l. : s.n.], 1892

Above Plan ‘Ravensworth Estate, Hunter District N.S.W.’ 1892 available here to view on National Library of Australia website.

 

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Map of the County of Durham : Eastern Division, N S W 1925 / compiled, drawn and printed at the Department of Lands, Sydney, N.S.W. Call No. MAP G8971.G46 svar (Copy 1) Created/Published Sydney : Dept. of Lands, 1925. National Library of Australia

Above Plan ‘Map of the County of Durham : Eastern Division’ available here to view on National Library of Australia website.

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Map showing parishes in the Hunter River Region, N.S.W. Call Number MAP F 436/F Created/Published 18??

 


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