Plan of the Port of Newcastle (1882) Hand Coloured

This is a beautiful acquisition of the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections in the Auchmuty Library. This hand coloured plan shows the Port of Newcastle as it looked in 1882. Many thanks to David Threlfo who produced this promotional video as Episode 11 of his 4 Local Stories of Us series. Maps of the Port … More Plan of the Port of Newcastle (1882) Hand Coloured

Newcastle in 1889 (The Original Colour Lithograph)

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 … More Newcastle in 1889 (The Original Colour Lithograph)

Did Captain Cook Sight and Draw the “Small Round Rock or Island” now known as Nobbys Whibayganba on 10th May 1770?

Cook sights the “small round rock or island” According to the 1790 published account of Captain Cook’s Voyages Round the World, around noon on the 10th May 1770, Cook sights the “small round rock or island” later to be known to Europeans as “Nobbys” and to the Aboriginal people of Newcastle Mulubinba as “Whibayganba”. At … More Did Captain Cook Sight and Draw the “Small Round Rock or Island” now known as Nobbys Whibayganba on 10th May 1770?

The Australian Commonwealth and The World in 1925

  The Australian Commonwealth & The World (c.1925/1926) The two maps above are the front and back of the same item, donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (now Special Collections) in 2012 from the Estate of the late Doug Brown, Mayfield resident. Researchers may be familiar with Doug’s wonderful photographs of life in … More The Australian Commonwealth and The World in 1925

Maitland in 1829

  Emeritus Professor John Fryer provided us with this reprint of this amazing plan of Maitland by the original name: Plan of the Town of Maitland As Approved By His Excellency The Governor A.D. 1829 Digitised from a mounted reprint created in July 1986 by the Central Mapping Authority, Department of Lands New South Wales. … More Maitland in 1829

BHP Steelworks Site Newcastle in 1911

Proposed BHP Steelworks Site Newcastle 1911 Parish of Newcastle, Northumberland : Port Waratah (with future site of B.H.P. Steelworks) by A.F. Hall, Licensed Surveyor ; photo-lithographed by W.A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney, N.S.W. [Sydney] : [New South Wales Department of Lands], [1911]. Note: Land proposed to be sold to Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd edged … More BHP Steelworks Site Newcastle in 1911

Newcastle in 1874

The engraving above of “Newcastle N.S.W. was published in the Supplement to “The lIlustrated Australian News for Home Readers” on the 3 November 1875. The “Key to the View of Newcastle” was published over a month later on the 29 December 1875. It was also (apparently) published in The Illustrated Sydney News of the 8 … More Newcastle in 1874

Deepening the Hunter River in 1857

Acknowledgment of Aboriginal Country The Awabakal and Worimi peoples are the traditional custodians of the lands and islands surrounding the mouth of the Hunter River (Coquon) and present day Newcastle and Stockton.  This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.   Appendix A Shows harbour depths, Hunter River Islands: … More Deepening the Hunter River in 1857

Report on The Entrance To The Macleay River (1890)

    Acknowledgment of Aboriginal Country The Dunghutti people are the traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Macleay River catchment and the Apsley River catchment. This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. DOWNLOAD Macleay River report on entrance to. by Sir John Coode. Sydney : George Stephen … More Report on The Entrance To The Macleay River (1890)