Three Unidentified Scenes of Newcastle in the 1880s

SLNSW X981 32

 

Annotated by Russell Rigby 4 September 2018

 

SLNSW X981 33

 

Annotated by Russell Rigby 4 September 2018
SLNSW X981 33 Detail 1

 

NRS- 7420 1065_1 detail

 

SLNSW X981 34

 

Annotated by Russell Rigby 4 September 2018

 

SLNSW X981 34 – Detail

 

SLNSW X981 34 – Detail 2

3 thoughts on “Three Unidentified Scenes of Newcastle in the 1880s

  1. Is the first photo looking down Tyrrell Street? As if you look closely on the left hand edge of the photo half way up you can see a row of narrow terraces on Laman Street, which I think are those located next to the Conservatorium carpark.

  2. (SLNSW X981 32) junction of the Main Northern Line (on right) and Bullock Island Branch coal line (on left).; The branch line was the original rail line to the Dyke coal loading facilities, via the Cowper St bridge. The branch line came into use in late 1870s. It was superceded by the rail lines and marshalling yards through Port Waratah.

    (SLNSW X981 32.) looking west down Sydney Street (now Tyrrell St) from The Hill near current site of Newcastle East Public School. McCormack St and the Baptist Church are on the right. The AA Co railway from Hamilton has ponds of water on both sides (now part of Civic Park). Photo probably taken in late 1870s-early 1880s, after Woods Brewery constructed but before Sea Pit Railway The photo was taken before the construction of St Andrews Presbyterian Church (1890) at the corner of Laman and Auckland St, near the Burwood railway line.

    (SLNSW X981 34) looking east from near Market St toward the Customs House (completed 1877) – shipping at Queens Wharf on the left, Newcastle Railway Station just out of photo on the right, Signal Hill in the background, with Fort Scratchley on the summit (construction started 1879)

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