Russell Rigby has identified a number of sketches by artist G.F. Angus. The sketch below by G. F. Angas in the NLA collection (http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an2879016) shows the Australian Agricultural Company B & C pits, with wagons on the railway incline from C Pit.
The row of pit houses near the lower (B) pit are shown on several maps and pictures, but we haven’t seen anything else that shows the (C) Pit on the top of the hill. The two pits, railway & row of houses are shown on the 1851 harbour chart. The artist would have been near the Obelisk looking west.
River Hunter (with cathedral)
3 thoughts on “Sketches of Newcastle by George French Angas (1822-1886)”
These sketches are amazing …of course can recognise Nobby’s but some of the buildings are not familiar or can’t work out their postion
The sketch shows the military barracks and officer quarters as well as the single storey gate house on Watt Street.
Thankyou to researchers for wonderful sketches which will enable me to describe Newcastle in my historical novel “Compassion”.