Newcastle’s Customs House Time Ball

Time Ball
8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly

 

Presentation Newcastle Time Ball at November Hunter Living Histories Meeting – Associate Prof Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle)

Bob Donnelly kindly loaned the following sources to Special Collections to share with the wider community. As an Engineer he worked on the reinstatement of the time Ball at Newcastle’s former Customs House in 1988. A restoration project to celebrate the Australian Bicentennial and the 50th Anniversary of the company of Master Mariners in Australia.

This is a photograph of the Time Ball being reinstated at Newcastle’s former Customs House in 1988. Courtesy Newcastle Herald.

 

This is a photograph of the Time Ball being reinstated at Newcastle’s former Customs House in 1988. Courtesy Newcastle Herald.
These plan was created for the Newcastle Customs House Time Ball refurbishment and automation project to celebrate the Australian Bicentennial and the 50th Anniversary of the company if Master Mariners in Australia.1988. Courtesy Robert Donnelly.
Time Ball, Newcastle Customs House 24 October 2021. Courtesy Mark Metrikas.

8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly
8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly
8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly
8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly
View from Time Ball. Courtesy Bob Donnelly 1988
View from Time Ball. Courtesy Bob Donnelly 1988
8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly
8 February 2000. Courtesy Bob Donnelly
View from Time Ball. Courtesy Bob Donnelly 1988

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Compiled by:
Dr Ann Hardy

December 2021

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