Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-1860

HEALTHCARE IN NEWCASTLE 1817-1860 Presented at The Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute one-day seminar at HMRI on 11 November, 2017. Dr Ann Hardy Newcastle hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Australia, founded in 1817, however limited primary sources have survived relating to healthcare. To commemorate 200 years of the Newcastle Hospital a secondary written … More Healthcare in Newcastle 1817-1860

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)

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