‘Story of Middleton’ – First Chaplain at Newcastle, NSW in 1821

At the March Hunter Living Histories meeting Dr Ian Eckford presented the ‘Story of Middleton’ – 200 year anniversary of the first Chaplain at Newcastle, New South Wales.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 marked 200 years since George Augustus Middleton was appointed as the first resident Chaplain to the convict settlement of Newcastle.

Dr Eckford also completed a PhD thesis from University of Newcastle in 2018 and is available here  “The adaptation of Gothic Revival architecture to Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, Australia”

We thank Dr Eckford for his contribution. Presentation is available here :-


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  1. Thank you, so interesting.
    My ancestor Barbara Styles who came free, sent to Morpeth under the protection of Close, who conveyed her to Middleton… Newcastle.

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