Sketches of Newcastle by George French Angas (1822-1886)

River Hunter, Newcastle, N[ew] S[outh] Wales, 1853 by G.F. Angas (Courtesy of the National Library of Australia)
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.
Newcastle, N. S. Wales, Feby., 1853 by G.F. Angas (Courtesy of the National Library of Australia)
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.
Newcastle, N[ew] S[outh] Wales, 1853 by G.F. Angas (Courtesy of the National Library of Australia)
Newcastle 1853
River Hunter (with cathedral)

2 thoughts on “Sketches of Newcastle by George French Angas (1822-1886)

  1. The sketch shows the military barracks and officer quarters as well as the single storey gate house on Watt Street.

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