The Newcastle Fortifications – SMH 24 May 1881

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13484259 The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 24 May 1881  Page 6 of 10 THE NEWCASTLE FORTIFICATIONS. (BY OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.) On Saturday last Colonel P. H. Scratchley, R.E., C.M.G., and Colonel C. F. Roberts, visited Newcastle for the purpose of inspecting the hill known as Signal Hill, near Nobby’s, upon which the fort recommended by … More The Newcastle Fortifications – SMH 24 May 1881

In Search of Two Carved Trees from the 1801 Expedition

On the 208th anniversary, the University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party embarked on a pilgrimage to Mt Elizabeth. Mount Elizabeth was the furthest west that the original 1801 Survey party led by Colonel Paterson reached on the 10 July 1801. On the peak they left two blazed trees with their initials and date 1801 … More In Search of Two Carved Trees from the 1801 Expedition

Nobbys (Whibayganba)

Video: NBN News Broadcast 29 October 2008 featuring Mr Gionni Di Gravio (Chair of the University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party) and Dene Hawken (Awabakal Descendent) interviewed by Paul Lobb. Professor John Fryer submitted an application for dual naming for Nobbys/Whibayganba to the Geographical Names Board (GNB) in October 2008. The application was accompanied … More Nobbys (Whibayganba)