The Dunghutti people are the traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Macleay River catchment and the Apsley River catchment. This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.
Special Collections, in the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle (Australia) acquired this Report in 2021.
The Report on the Entrance to the Macleay River was prepared by Sir John Coode, an English civil engineer. It concerned proposed improvements that could be made to the River Entrance; such as installing two breakwaters and training banks to regulate the river’s entrance.
Sir John Coode, K.C.M.G
Sir John Coode (1816-1892) was a respected harbour engineer, who visited Australia in 1878 and 1885 to inspect and eventually report on possible improvements that could be made to the rivers, harbours and port infrastructure around the country.
Post compiled by Gionni Di Gravio, OAM,
University Archivist & Chair, Hunter Living Histories.