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?

Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visits the historic sites of Newcastle and Beyond

On the 6th October 2017  the University of Newcastle (Australia)’s Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visited the historic sites of Newcastle. Under the supervision of Dr Bernadette Drabsch, the students were introduced to a variety of important places on a walking tour including Christ Church Cathedral, the former Parsonage site, the … More Natural History Illustration Field Studies & Culture Class NHIL3004 visits the historic sites of Newcastle and Beyond

NEWYhistory App

  The NEWYhistory App is available to Download for FREE on GOOGLE PLAY or APPLE STORE . The NEWYhistory App was officially launched at NewSpace Campus on Monday 6th November at the Hunter Living Histories meeting. In March 2017 Jarred Casely (UON educ. student) was engaged on the project and created the digital architecture for … More NEWYhistory App

COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: PATRICK COLLINS AND DENNIS DONOVAN

CASE 11: PATRICK COLLINS AND DENNIS DONOVAN PART ONE: MOTHER MATHERS CREEK The Hawkesbury’s final bay is a quintessence of white beaches and small islands whose water sparkles even on cloudy days. Upstream this turns from ultramarine blue to the colour of weak tea, but still clear to the bottom. The banks become thick with … More COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: PATRICK COLLINS AND DENNIS DONOVAN

Wreck of the Cawarra, at Newcastle (Illustrated Sydney News 16th August 1866)

THE RECENT GALE THE first premonition of the storm was felt on the morning of the 11th ult; : the barometer became very unsettled, and heavy banked clouds along the eastern horizon became heavier as the day wore on, until about two o’clock, when the wind, shifted from W. to S. and E., and the … More Wreck of the Cawarra, at Newcastle (Illustrated Sydney News 16th August 1866)

Wreck of the Victor, at Newcastle. 16th April 1866

  WRECK OF THE VICTOR, AT NEWCASTLE. ON the 16th ult. the brig Victor, of and for Melbourne from Newcastle, with coals, was becalmed off the latter port, and slowly drifted ashore until the captain, not liking the vessel’s position, attempted, unsuccessfully, to wear her, and immediately afterwards she bumped heavily. The steam tug Prince … More Wreck of the Victor, at Newcastle. 16th April 1866

Newcastle in 1855 (Illustrated Sydney News)

NEWCASTLE. Newcastle, formerly known as King’s Town, is a free port in the County of Northumberland. It is situated about eighty miles from Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter, which, rising in the Liverpool Range, passes through a fertile and extensive tract of country, and receiving, below the thriving inland town of Maitland, two … More Newcastle in 1855 (Illustrated Sydney News)