Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Hunter by a Chatty Writer (1889)

      Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Hunter. BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63621861 In a recent issue we gave some account of Newcastle, together with a coloured bird’s-eye view of that place. The present article, from the pen of a chatty writer, is descriptive of the country beyond the City of Coal, will … More Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Hunter by a Chatty Writer (1889)

Maitland in 1878

Over the past weeks we have been uploading high resolution digital scans of selected stories and illustrations relating to the Hunter Region from the microfilm copies The Illustrated Sydney News. These scans were done during 2009-2010 and most have been digitised and available through the newspapers on TROVE. The article “Our Supplement: Maitland,”, originally published … More Maitland in 1878

The New Railway Bridge Across The Hunter At Aberdeen (1872)

  THE NEW RAILWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE HUNTER AT ABERDEEN. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63618476 This great engineering work was from the design of Mr. J. Whitton, Chief Engineer for Railways, and was carried out under the supervision of Mr. W. B. Wade, district engineer for the Great Northern line. The bridge consists of three spans of 159 feet … More The New Railway Bridge Across The Hunter At Aberdeen (1872)

Maitland Floods in 1864

    THE FLOOD AT MAITLAND. (From Illustrated Sydney News 16 July 1864 p.4) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63512023 The tendency of the Hunter River to overflow its banks has always been a source of anxiety to the residents in its vicinity. Three times during the current year have they suffered from those visitations, the most disastrous being that … More Maitland Floods in 1864

Newcastle in 1889 (Illustrated Sydney News 27 June 1889)

The Illustrated Sydney News, from time to time, would provide updates on the progress of various townships and cities across New South Wales. In some cases it was accompanied with a spectacular engraving. What fascinates us, besides the wonderful detail, is how it was done? The perspective appears to be in the sky, but how … More Newcastle in 1889 (Illustrated Sydney News 27 June 1889)