Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

Tom and Glenda Jones have kindly donated three framed engravings to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections, originally published in the Town and Country Journal, and depicting Newcastle in 1872, 1889 and 1891 respectively. We have digitised them at 600dpi for closer inspection below. Click on each of the images to view the higher resolution … More Three Framed Engravings of Newcastle: 1872, 1889 and 1891

Three Handcoloured Coloured Engravings of Newcastle

We thank Cameron Bilinsky for his permission to digitise three hand coloured framed engravings of 19th century Newcastle held in his collection. The first is by John Skinner Prout, circa 1841 entitled “Near Newcastle on the Hunter, New South Wales” See: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2012/07/17/john-skinner-prout-in-newcastle-and-the-hunter/   A. Cooke “The City of Newcastle and Harbour” see:  https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2017/04/07/newcastle-coast-1873/   The … More Three Handcoloured Coloured Engravings of Newcastle

FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

    Toll, or Rose Cottage is a mysterious little cottage nestled inside the modern footprint of the Family Law Court in Bolton Street Newcastle. Its quaint size and simple shape immediately calls to mind the convict era cottage structures that you find have survived all over Battery Point in Hobart. Could this little place … More FACT CHECK: Is Toll Cottage (or Rose Cottage) in Bolton Street, Newcastle’s Oldest Building?

OCTAPOD Archival Project – Celebrating 20 years

The OCTAPOD Archival Project was undertaken by Freya Montefiore, UON student on placement at the GLAMx Lab, Auchmuty Library. This collaborative project between Octapod and Cultural Collections project was initiated by Christina Robberds, Director of OCTAPOD to help mark the organisations 20th anniversary.  We were pleased to be able to assist by engaging and supporting … More OCTAPOD Archival Project – Celebrating 20 years

‘STITCHED UP’ Exhibition – The Newcastle Industrial School (1867-1871)

23 JUNE – 6 AUGUST 2017 – The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Hunter Street, Newcastle. The Lock-Up in partnership with Timeless Textiles presents ‘STITCHED UP’ commemorating 150 years since the Industrial Girls’ School opened in Newcastle. Exhibition includes 24-renowned international and national textile artists responding to stories associated with the 193 girls who were at The … More ‘STITCHED UP’ Exhibition – The Newcastle Industrial School (1867-1871)

Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

The following sketches by artist (Draughtsman) Robert Issell Perrott (1822-1895)are part of a collection held at the State Library of NSW (PXA 1350). The collection is not digitised, however the following images were photographed in 2012 for research purposes by Ann Hardy. Perrott was a sketcher, clerk of the peace, and farmer. He was also … More Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895