Acquisition of Original Newcastle 1889 Colour Lithograph
Special Collections in the Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle (Australia) recently acquired this original colour lithograph of Newcastle NSW in 1889.
Please click on the image above to access the high resolution version in exquisite detail.
Many thanks to David Threlfo who produced this promotional video as Episode 7 of his 4 Local Stories of Us series.
Newcastle, N.S.W. by artist Alf Scott Broad (1854-1929).
Published in Sydney, Geo. Murray & Co., printers, 1889.
Lithograph 1 view : color ; 52 x 80 cm, on sheet 76 x 101 cm.
Bird’s-eye-view map originally published in the “Supplement to ‘The Illustrated Sydney News,’ June 27, 1889”. Includes advertisements in margins.
Accompanying Text and Illustrations
In 2017 we digitised the illustrations and accompanying text from the black and white microfilm copy of the Illustrated Sydney News. It is available here:
In addition, have a look at another set of engravings from the period here:
Gionni Di Gravio, OAM
University Archivist & Chair, Hunter Living Histories
3 thoughts on “Newcastle in 1889 (The Original Colour Lithograph)”
I am confused about the engraving in the lithograph of 1889. The facade of Tyrrell House in Telford St is clearly visible, just as it is today. However, the foundation stone on the left of the front entrance has the date 1920. Are you able to explain this anomaly? Thank you