Dr Jim Wafer recently came across some material held by State Archive and Records New South Wales (SARA) consisting of three survey maps of sections of Lake Macquarie, drawn by surveyor J. Ralfe in 1829. One of the maps includes Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld’s farm. They appear to have been digitised from microfilm copies. We have … More Lake Macquarie Surveys 1829
Visit to the Archives of the Hydrographic Department, Ministry of Defence, Taunton, United Kingdom on the 8th and 9th May 2008. By Doug Lithgow (Originally prepared for the UON’s Coal River Working Party, now Hunter Living Histories) It was my pleasure to visit the archives of the Hydrographic Department Ministry of Defence at Taunton in … More Visit to the Archives of the Hydrographic Department, Ministry of Defence, Taunton, United Kingdom
The Knaggs Plans of the Port of Newcastle are a series of plans published as part of the The Newcastle nautical almanac, directory and guide to the Port of Newcastle. (Newcastle, N.S.W. : R.C. Knaggs & Co.) from surveys conducted of the harbour. We have been able to locate a selection of those published from 1880 … More The Knaggs Plan Series of the Port of Newcastle (Australia) 1880-1895
If you have Google Earth on your computer you can download a .KMZ file of aerial photographs from Camberwell overlayed on to a modern Google map. You can download Google Earth Pro here. Camberwell – Run 1C, 1967 (126MB) Download .KMZ File HERE Camberwell – Run 2C, 1967 (117MB) Download .KMZ File HERE Camberwell – Run 3C, 1967 (151MB) Download … More Mapping the Aerial Photographic Archive
Plan of the Town of Maitland (East) [cartographic material] : County of Northumberland, N.S.W Sydney : Surveyor General’s Office,  Scale [1:6 336]. 8 chains to an in. (E 151°34ʹ34ʺ/S 32°44’54”) 1 map ; 73 x 60 cm., on sheet 100 x 67 cm Cadastral map of East Maitland, New South Wales showing Police District boundaries, reserved … More Maitland in 1861
The following overlays are of Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter region, showing the location of the early Homestead and extant buildings, nearby creek, roads and evidence of other possible structures. We have assembled some aerial photographs, maps and plan overlays on Google earth, and specifically enlarged the section of Ravensworth Homestead to find out what … More Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW
Photograph – CAMBERWELL-01-1967-R004C-1481-5198 These aerial photograph refer to the Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia, taken in 1958 and 1967. The original photographs are located in Boxes C3014 and C3016 in Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle. Many thanks to Michael Paver who digitised these photographs at high resolution. Over 700 aerial … More Aerial Photographs – Camberwell & Muswellbrook, NSW
Assorted photographs and plan of the Ravensworth homestead, including surrounding landscape and homestead buildings.
This shows a collection of maps of the Ravensworth homestead and various estate and property boundaries. The following maps of the Hunter Region are from the National Library of Australia. View entire map here ‘Map of the River Hunter, and its branches : shewing the Lands reserved thereon for Church purposes, the Locations … More Ravensworth Assorted Maps & Plans
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?