New Research

2016


Bathers Way Shortland Esplanade

Bathers way Shortland Esplanade: Results of Archaeological Monitoring. Final. March 2016. (25.7MB PDF File). Prepared by Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited on behalf of The City of Newcastle.

2015


Tocal Conservation Management Plan 2015

NSW Heritage Council Cover Letter
Tocal Conservation and Management Plan Volume 1: Report
Tocal Conservation and Management Plan Volume 2: Attachments to Report
Tocal Conservation and Management Plan Volume 3 Part 1: Inventory Sheets
Tocal Conservation and Management Plan Volume 3 Part 2: Tocal Homestead Precinct

2014


Coal Explorations Newcastle 1830 Compiled by Russell Rigby 2014
Coal Explorations Newcastle 1830 Compiled by Russell Rigby 2014

 

Bathers Way

Archaeological Assessment and Exception Notification. Bathers Way Dixon Park to Bar Beach Merewether. [Prepared by] Kelly Strickland and Martin Carney. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for City of Newcastle. January 2014. (14.7 MB PDf File)

Final Archaeological Report. Bathers Way – Stage 1 Dixon Park to Bar Beach Merewether, Newcastle NSW. [Prepared by] Kevin Hickson, Benjamin Streat and Martin Carney. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for City of Newcastle. December 2014. (9.7 MB PDf File)

 

Cathedral Rest Park, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle NSW

Final Archaeological Report Cathedral Rest Park 73 King Street, Newcastle NSW. Park Infrastructure and Landscaping Works. [Prepared by] Kevin Hickson, Kelly Strickland and Martin Carney. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for City of Newcastle April 2014. (16.9 MB PDf File)

 

Dungog. New South Wales.

Williams, Michael. A History in Three Rivers – Dungog Shire Heritage Study Thematic History. August 2014. (2.1MB PDF File) [Courtesy of Michael Williams]

 

Mt Thorley Operations (Aboriginal Heritage Related – Bulga Bora Ground)

Mt Thorley Operations 2014 Environmental Impact Statement Prepared for Mt Thorley Operations Pty Ltd June 2014. Volume 2 – Appendices A-F (1.1MB PDF File)

Mt Thorley Operations 2014 Environmental Impact Statement Prepared for Mt Thorley Operations Pty Ltd June 2014. Volume 4 – Appendices K-L (3.9MB PDF File)


Nelsons Plains NSW

Heritage Assessment 30-31 Nobles Road, Nelsons Plains NSW. [Prepared by] John Carr, Martin Carney, and Kelly Strickland. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for NSW Public Works June 2014. (9.3 MB PDf File)

 

Shortland Esplanade Newcastle 2014

Kevin Hickson, Martin Carney and Kelly Strickland. Shortland Esplanade Newcastle, NSW Cliff Stabilisation Works. Final Archaeological Report. April 2014.[9.3 MB PDF File

 

 

9 Watt Street Newcastle, former Tattersals Club Site

Dr Ann Hardy and Gionni Di Gravio. Archaeological Site Visit. April 2014. https://coalriver.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/9wattst-tattersalls/

 

11-15 Watt Street Newcastle

Interim Archaeological Test Excavation Report Permit Application s140 Heritage Act NSW – 1977. Research Design & Excavation Methodology 11-15 Watt Street Newcastle NSW  [Prepared by] Ivana Vetta, Kelly Strickland  and Martin Carney, Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for MBK Holdings Pty Ltd June 2014. (11.3 MB PDf File)

 

2013


National Nomination for Newcastle.

Dr Ann Hardy, et al. National Nomination for Newcastle’s Coal River (MULUBINBA) and Government Domain (3.3MB PDF FILE)

see: https://coalriver.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/newcastles-7000-years-of-achievements-before-the-commonwealth/

 

Star Hotel, 569-573 Hunter Street Newcastle West NSW 2300

EJE Architecture. Statement of Heritage Impact. Star Hotel and Apartments 569-573 Hunter Street Newcastle West NSW 2300 Lot 1 DP 739153. 2013. (19.2 MB PDF File)

 

Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Nobbys Breakwater), Newcastle

Subsurface Investigation Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electrical Resistivity Tomography to Locate the Macquarie Pier, Newcastle. October 2013. [1.2MB PDF File]

Diagrams :

GBGA1613-01_V2.pdf

GBGA1613-02_V2.pdf

GBGA1613-03_v2.pdf

GBGA1613-04_V2.pdf

GBGA1613-05_V2.pdf

 

Macquarie Pier, Newcastle ERT to Locate Archaelogical Remains (Looking Northeast)
Macquarie Pier, Newcastle ERT to Locate Archaelogical Remains (Looking Northeast)
Ground Penetrating Radar Survey to Locate Archaeological Remains Macquarie Pier Newcastle
Ground Penetrating Radar Survey to Locate Archaeological Remains Macquarie Pier Newcastle

 

Archival Recording – Newcastle Resignalling Works 2013.

Newcastle Signalling Upgrades, Main Northern Rail Line, NSW Archival Recording. FINAL. September 2013 (203MB PDF File). Prepared for Sydney Trains. Prepared by FUTUREPAST Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd Suite 302 Valhalla Studios. 166 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037. (203 MB PDF File)

 

Elladale – Historic Homestead – Mayfield, NSW

“Elladale” 358 Maitland Road Mayfield NSW 2304. Heritage Impact Statement. Heritas Heritage & Conservation. 4 November 2013 (15.3MB PDF)

Elladale, Maitland Road, Mayfield NSW – Statement of Environmental Effects by Chris Tucker. 21 January 2014 (3.1MB PDF)

Deconstructing Elladale. School of Architecture and Built Environment, UON. (7.6MB PDF)

Elladale Notification Plans (1.1MB PDF)

 

Hunter Estates – Homesteads of the Hunter Region

Hunter Estates: A Comparative Heritage Study of pre 1850s Homestead Complexes in the Hunter Region Volume 1: Historical Context and Survey of Sites. April 2013. (3.9 MB PDF File)

Hunter Estates: A Comparative Heritage Study of pre 1850s Homestead Complexes in the Hunter Region Volume 2 Appendix 1: Hunter Estate Database. April 2013. (2.1 MB PDF File)

Hunter Estates: A Comparative Heritage Study of pre 1850s Homestead Complexes in the Hunter Region Volume 2 Appendix 2: Aboriginal Archaeological Reports April 2013. (2.1 MB PDF File)

Hunter Estates: A Comparative Heritage Study of pre 1850s Homestead Complexes in the Hunter Region Volume 2 Appendix 3: Historic Archaeology Report. April 2013. (6.8 MB PDF File)

2012


Cathedral Rest Park, Christ Church cathedral Newcastle NSW

Archaeological Component Permit Application. S60 Heritage Act NSW – 1977. Research Design, Excavation Methodology & Heritage Impact Statement. Cathedral Rest Park 73 King Street, Newcastle NSW. Park Infrastructure and Landscaping Works. [Prepared by] Jaki Baloh and Martin Carney. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for Newcastle City Council. November 2012. (11.9 MB PDf File)

 

Kirkwood House, James Fletcher Hospital, 15 Church Street, Newcastle.

Kevin Hickson, Ivana Vetta and Martin Carney. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd for NSW Department of Commerce Newcastle & Hunter -New England Health.

Kirkwood House James Fletcher Hospital 15 Church Street Newcastle Final Archaeological Report Volume 1 June 2012. [18.8 MB PDF File]

Kirkwood House James Fletcher Hospital 15 Church Street Newcastle Final Archaeological Report Volume 2 June 2012. [12MB PDF File]

Kirkwood House James Fletcher Hospital 15 Church Street Newcastle Final Archaeological Report Volume 3 June 2012. [14.4 MB PDF File]

 

Australian Convict Sites and the Heritage of Adaption: The Case of Newcastle’s Coal River Heritage Precinct.
Version of record first published 20 September 2012. Download here: Australian Convict Sites and the Heritage of Adaptation: The Case of Newcastle’s Coal River Heritage Precinct

David Andrew Roberts & Erik Eklund (2012): Australian Convict Sites and the Heritage of Adaptation: The Case of Newcastle’s Coal River Heritage Precinct, Australian Historical Studies, 43:3, 363-380
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2012.706620

 

Fanny’s Nightclub (formerly Argyle House) 311 Wharf Road, Newcastle.

Former Australian Agricultural Company Head Office Argyle House Newcastle. Statement of Heritage Impact (1.2 MB PDF File). Proposed alterations at Fanny’s Nightclub, 311 Wharf Road, Newcastle. September 2012. Prepared by Elizabeth Evans. Revised by Stephen Booker. carste Studio Pty Ltd. Architects and Heritage Consultants.

2011


The Gunpowder Tunnels within Nobbys

Kerr, Roslyn. In Search of Nobbys’ Tunnels – by Roslyn Kerr, Geologist. Report to Coal River Working Party University of Newcastle, October 2011. (6.2MB PDF)

 

Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Fieldbooks

Chisholm, Tim.  Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Field Notes and Sketches (2011) Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Field Notes and Sketches: An in depth analysis of Sir Thomas Mitchell’s field notes and sketches from an 1828 survey of the harbor and surrounds of Newcastle, NSW, using modern adjustment methods to estimate the accuracy of his survey and instrument(s). [Final Year Project – Discipline of Civil, Surveying & Environmental Engineering] [18.4 MB PDF]

Lieutenant John Shortland 1797 European Discovery of Newcastle.

Farnill, Paul. The Background to John Shortland’s Discovery – John Hunter’s Missing List.

 

Nobbys Island. What was its original true height?

Fryer, Prof. John and Rigby, Russell. Reshaping Nobbys Version 2 (3.7MB PDF File) Powerpoint Presentation

 

Bellevue Hotel, 738 Hunter Street, Newcastle.

Statement of Heritage Impact. Proposed Change of Use and Tenacy Fitout former Bellevue Hotel, 738 Hunter Street Newcastle. November 2011. (912 KB PDF File) Prepared by Stephen Booker. carste Studio Pty Ltd. Architects and Heritage Consultants.

 

Claremont House. Newcomen Street Newcastle.

Claremont: A Brief Outline (2011?) (2.6Mb PDF File)

 

Dungog. New South Wales.

Williams, Michael. Ah, Dungog. A brief survey of its charming houses and historic buildings by Michael Williams. Dungog Historical Society, August 2011. (63.4MB PDF File)
[Courtesy of Michael Williams]


2010


Newcastle’s Convict Settlement

Walsh, Dr Brian. Was Newcastle the Colony’s first place of secondary punishment?

 

Macquarie Pier Exhibition 2010

Motyka, Danylo (Designer) Quest for Macquarie Pier Commemorative Booklet (Web Edition) 6.4 MB PDF

CRWP – Quest for Macquarie Pier Foundation and Inscription Stone

 

Archaeological Assessment: 111 Scott Street and 1-3 Bolton Street Newcastle, NSW

Permit Application s140 Heritage Act NSW – 1977. Archaeological Assessment, Research Design, & Heritage Impact Statement. 111 Scott St and 1-3 Bolton St Newcastle, NSW (9.2 MB PDF File). [Prepared by] Natalie Blake and Martin Carney, Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for Pacific Lifestyle Resorts February 2010. (9.2 MB PDf File)


2009


Sir Thomas Mitchell 1828 Newcastle Survey Report – Full Report and Summary

Towers, Chris and Sumner, Troy. Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Angular Observations and Field-Note Sketches of Newcastle. [12.6 MB PDF file] [29 October 2009.]

Towers, Chris. Summary of Report: Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Angular Observations and Field-Note Sketches of Newcastle [896KB PDF File]   Full Report and Summary prepared by Chris Towers and Troy Sumner of the University of Newcastle’s Discipline of Civil, Surveying & Environmental Engineering for the Coal River Working Party.

Fort Scratchley Panorama by Chris Towers
Obelisk Panorama by Chris Towers

National Nomination for Newcastle (Mark II)

Hardy, Ann et al. National Nomination for the ‘Coal River (Mulubinba) Cultural Landscape’ (962KB PDF File) and related Appendix A (1.53MB PDF File) Appendix B (541KB PDF File) Appendix C (7.25MB PDF File) Appendix D (1.79MB PDF File)

[This Nomination was prepared by Ann Hardy and her international team including Amir Rezapour Mogadam (Conservator), Dene Hawken (Awabakal Descendent), Doug Lithgow (President, Park and Playgrounds Movement Inc), Roslyn Kerr (Geologist), Barbara Heaton (Newcastle City Council) and Gionni Di Gravio (University Archivist and Chair) for the Coal River Working Party and sent to the Nominations Division of the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Heritage and the Arts on February 3rd 2009.]

Aboriginal Life in Newcastle’s West End in 1825

Di Gravio, Gionni. Notes on Threlkeld’s First Year in Newcastle 1825

11-15 Watt Street and 68 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW

Permit Application. S140 Heritage Act NSW – 1977. Archaeological Assessment, Research Design, Excavation Methodology & Heritage Impact Statement. 11-15 Watt Street and 68 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW. [Prepared by] Ivana Vetta, Natalie Blake and Martin Carney. Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for Aleksander Design Group Pty Ltd On Behalf of CL Construct Pty Ltd. May 2009. (7 MB PDf File)


2008


Architects in the Hunter Region
Reedman, Leslie. Early architects of the Hunter Region : a hundred years to 1940. Brooklyn, N.S.W. : Les Reedman and Margaret Walker, 2008.

1801 Survey Mission to Coal River

Fryer, Emeritus Professor John. Where Did Ensign Barrallier camp in 1801? A Report for the Coal River Working Party. [28 February 2008]

Reverend Threlkeld’s First Mission House

Fryer, Emeritus Professor John. Where was Reverend Threlkeld’s First Mission House at Belmont? A Report prepared for Mr Doug Lithgow, A Freeman of the City of Newcastle. (764 KB PDF) [28 February 2008]

 

The Pizzey Report. Coal River Conservation and Cultural Tourism Plan

Pizzey, Boyce. [Pizzey Report] Coal River Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan 2008 [FINAL]

 

Tillegra Dam Aboriginal Archaeology

Hardy, Vanessa. Tillegra Dam Aboriginal Archaeology Environmental Assessment Report by Vanessa Hardy. August 2008. Report prepared for Connell Wagner and Hunter Water Corporation. [56MB PDF]

 

Archaeological Assessment: Pilot Station, Wharf Road Newcastle.

Component documentation of Section 60 of Heritage Act (1977) Application. Archaeological Assessment. Newcastle Port Corporation Pilot Station Wharf Road Newcastle. (33.6 MB PDF File). [Prepared by] Ivana Vetta, Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ltd. (AMAC Archaeological) for Coffey Projects on Behalf of Newcastle Port Corporation. November 2008.

 

Lower Hunter Estates Development. Minmi.

Catylis and Coal & Allied Lower Hunter Estates Development Heritage Impact Assessment Minmi Link Road. November 2008. (4.9MB PDF File) Environmental Resources Management Australia. Prymont NSW 2009.

2007


Seven Seas Hotel, North Carrington

Statement of Heritage Impact. The Seven Seas Hotel, 33 Cowper St. North Carrington, NSW. Prepared by EJE Heritage 23rd August 2007. (3.9MB PDF)

Kingfisher Park Estate Fletcher – Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan

Umwelt Environmental Consultants. Kingston Fletcher Pty Ltd. Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan Kingfisher Park Estate, Fletcher. August 2007. (5.9 MB PDF)

Proposed Newcastle Foundation Monument

Martin, Charles. Newcastle Foundation Monument Pacific Park N.S.W. Report (6.6MB PDF). A proposal prepared for the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc. by Charles Martin B (Arch). This project made possible by a provision of grant from the NSW Heritage Office and the resources of the Coal River Working Party website. Newcastle Council resolved on the 6 November 2007 (Councillors McKenzie/M Osborne) to adopt the proposal for the erection of the Newcastle Foundation Monument for the Sesquicentenary.

National Nomination for Newcastle (Mark I)

Eklund, Dr Erik. National Heritage Nomination for Coal River and Convict Lumber Yard [Download] The Coal River Working party has proudly completed and submitted its National Heritage Nomination for the Coal River Precinct and Convict Lumber Yard. Thanks to everyone who contributed. The National Heritage List is a record of places in Australia that have outstanding natural, Indigenous or historic heritage values for the nation. These places they are protected by federal law under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. We believe Newcastle is deserving of such recognition on a National level. Regardless of the outcome of the process, we should be very pleased this material has been brought together into what is a powerful statement about Newcastle and heritage. Please find attached the final version of the National Heritage Nomination which we mailed today. [27 April 2007]

National Heritage Nomination for Coal River and Convict Lumber Yard Version 2.2.

Sharon Grierson MP Newcastle. Federal Member for Newcastle. Coal River National Heritage Listing [PDF] [External LinkNewcastle Electorate: Coal River Heritage Park Nomination] The Coal River Working Party warmly thanks Sharon Grierson MP, Federal Member for Newcastle for her support for the National Heritage Nomination for Coal River. On the 14 August 2007 a summary of the case for Nomination was read into Commonwealth Parliamentary Hansard in the House of Representatives. Please click the above links to read her speech to Parliament. [14 August 2007]

 

The DRAFT Pizzey Plan

Pizzey, Boyce. [Pizzey Report] Draft Conservation and Cultural Tourism Plan Coal River Precinct Prepared for Newcastle City Council. Coal River Precinct Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan – Working Paper Interpretation 4 – This is a draft of the management plan for the Coal River Precinct also known as the Pizzey Report which contains some inspiring ideas for interpretation such as a light cannon sculpture for an evening display.

Aboriginal Sacred Places – The Petrified Forest

Organ, Michael. Fossil Pine Forest, Lake Macquarie. Compiled by Michael Organ. With assistance from John Byrnes. 5 June 2007. [Online Version University of Wollongong. Thank you to Mr Shane Frost for bringing this to our attention – GDG]

The 3D Virtual Hunter Project

Chandler, J., Bryan, P. & Fryer, J. (2007). The Development and Application of a Simple Methodology for Recording Rock Art using Consume-Grade Digital Cameras. The Photogrammetric Record 22 (117): 10-21 (March 2007)

Fort Scratchely History

Kerrigan, Dr Susan. Fort Scratchley Website. Dr Susan Kerrigan has developed a very comprehensive website on the history of Fort Scratchley including seven virtual tours showcasing Fort Scratchley’s military, maritime, coal mining and theatrical history and includes stories from traditional land owners, the Awabakal people. The timeline provides access to more than 150 images, 80 documents and newspaper articles, and more than 60 video clips. Congratulations Susan! [7 August 2007]

Wilson, John & Widgery, Alex. Coal River Surveying Students win Excellence in Surveying Awards. Download the Fort Scratchley DTM and Coal River Working Party Report (7.4 MB) by John Wilson and Alex Widgery. [29 September 2007]

Google Earth

Google Earth and Coal River Click here to download the latest Coal River Timescape Google Earth addon downloaded here. (coalriver2.kmz) 7.7MB created by Gionni Di Gravio. (Make sure that the file extension is .kmz as some browsers default it to .zip). The original Google Earth Addon was created by Robert McLardy and Gionni Di Gravio. It contains overlays and links to historical documents, maps plans of early Newcastle illustrating th work of the Coal River Working Party. You will need a good computer, broadband connection and a copy of Google Earth software which can be Check out the Google Earth Community page.

2006


22 Bolton Street, Newcastle

Report of Monitoring Bulk Excavation: The Archaeology of 22 Bolton Street, Newcastle. March 2006. Prepared by Umwelt. (9.6Mb PDF File)
Report of Monitoring Bulk Excavation: The Archaeology of 22 Bolton Street, Newcastle. March 2006. Appendix 5 (13.2MB PDF File)
Report of Monitoring Bulk Excavation: The Archaeology of 22 Bolton Street, Newcastle. March 2006. Appendix 6 (217KB PDF File)
Report of Monitoring Bulk Excavation: The Archaeology of 22 Bolton Street, Newcastle. March 2006. Appendix 10 (35.6MB PDF File)

 

New Frederick Ash Building – Heritage Assessment Review

Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants. New Frederick Ash Building Heritage Assessment Review. Report Prepared for Newcastle City Council May 2006. (18.9 MB PDF)


37 Bolton Street Newcastle – Construction Methodology Guidelines

Hobbs Jamieson Architecture. Construction methodology Guidelines. Mixed Use Development 37 Bolton Street Newcastle. 21 July 2006. (7 MB PDF)

Barrallier Plan 1801

10th August 2006. Barrallier’s ‘Lost’ Map Found. A translation of a letter from Francis Barrallier to Governor King has inadvertently solved a ‘mystery’ relating to a map recently located by Doug Lithgow on a microcard (BT36 Image 0072) in the Mitchell Library. We believe it to be the same map that Barrallier made for King, and that the Historical Records of New South Wales editor believed was ‘lost’. See a rough photocopy scan of it here. Barrallier says, “I have the honour to send you via the schooner [a map of] the entrance to the river, and some of the adjacent parts, which I have drawn up since we arrived, with the relevant depths, rocks, sandbanks and its various coal mines that have been discovered to date.” This is exciting stuff! We have written to the Original Materials Branch at the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW to ascertain where the original is held, it could mean another hunt through the records in London. Emeritus Professor Ken Dutton kindly translated Francis Barrallier’s 24 June 1801 letter (in French) to Governor King entitled ‘Ensign Barrallier to Governor King’ (King Papers.), H.R.N.S.W., Vol.IV, pp.413-414. The transcription and translation is located on the Coal River website in the historical documents section here.

Google Earth

15th August 2006. Coal River on Google Earth. Click here to download the latest Coal River Timescape Google Earth addon (4.85MB) created by Gionni Di Gravio. The original Google Earth Addon was created by Robert McLardy and Gionni Di Gravio and launched on the 15th August 2006. It contains overlays and links to historical documents, maps plans of early Newcastle illustrating th work of the Coal River Working Party. You will need a good computer, broadband connection and a copy of Google Earth software which can be downloaded here.


Monteath & Powys Award

3rd October 2006. Monteath & Powys Pty Ltd win Excellence Award. Monteath and Powys Pty Ltd, the Coal River Working Party’s surveyors have won the People and Community section of the 2006 NSW Awards for Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information for their work in locating and rediscovery of Newcastle’s historic convict coal mines located under Fort Scratchley. Congratulations on this award. The Coal River Working Party also wishes to express our appreciation to the contribution of Extra Dimension Solutions Pty Ltd in the provision of their Software System known as 12D Model. This company is a supplier to Monteath & Powys P/L & have offerred the use of a loan copy for a student project modelling of the Coal River site to complete their degree qualification.


Government House (Newcastle)

Hardy, Ann. ‘Government House’ site from an analysis of historical maps and artworks from 1804 to 1885 . (6.24MB PDF). A dissertation presented as part of the requirements for the award of the degree of Graduate Diploma in Applied Heritage Studies, within the Faculty of the Built Environment, Art & Design. Curtin University of Technology, 2006.


Newcastle as Historic Performance Place

Schaefer, Kerrie, and David Watt. “Nobbys, Newcastle, Place, History, Heritage, Identity and Performance.” In Unstable Ground: Performance and the Politics of Place, edited by Gay McAuley. Brussels: P.I.E Peter Lang, 2006.

2005


John Rae

Hardy, Ann. John Rae’s Newcastle “A Timepiece of History” (244KB PDF) Please note: The reader of these documents should be aware that further copying and use of images from collections of the State Library of New South Wales, National Library of Australia and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery, should not be done without reference to the particular institution from where they come. Images in this document that belong to the collection of the State Library of New South Wales should not be used or copied without reference to the Library Council of New South Wales, via the Mitchell Library.The Coal River Working Party thanks Ann Hardy for allowing us to publish her research papers on the Coal River Website.

The Convict Coal Mines of Newcastle

Eklund, Dr Erik. “In Search of the Lost Coal Mines of Newcastle” . Paper presented by Dr Erik Eklund on the 1st April 2005, University of Newcastle, McMullin Building, Room MCLG44, 4pm Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Official University Press Release: “Drilling into the Past” [23 September 2005]

Cook, Bob. Search for 1804 Convict Coal Mines – Coal River Working Party September 2005 : A Film by Bob Cook


Oriental Hotel, Young & Cowper Streets, Carrington, NSW.

Heritas architecture. Oriental Hotel, Young & Cowper Streets, Carrington, NSW. Heritage Impact Statement. September 2005 (1.4MB PDF)

Carrington Pump House

NSW Department of Commerce. Conservation Management Plan for the former Carrington Hydraulic Engine House. October 2005 (28.5 MB PDF)


Convict Coal Mines of Newcastle  (1801, 1804)

Coffey Geosciences Pty Ltd. Investigation of Convict Coal Mine Workings Beneath Colliers’ Point, Newcastle East Results of Drilling Investigation. Report by Coffey Geosciences Pty Ltd November 2005 [3.30MB PDF Download]


Aboriginal Heritage in Newcastle

Australian Museum Business Services (AMBS) Consulting. Aboriginal Heritage Study: Newcastle Local Government Area. Newcastle City Council. Report. 7 December 2005. (1.9 MB PDF)

2004


Convict Coal Mines Reports

Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Official University Press Release: “Coal River Working Party Finds First Mines” [27th February 2004]

Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Official University Press Release: “Uncovering First Coal Mines Continues” [9th March 2004]

Coffey Geosciences Pty Ltd. Report of Geophysical Testing for Drilling Targets. Prepared by Coffey Geosciences Pty Ltd. (307 KB PDF) [12th March 2004]

Monteath & Powys Pty Ltd Consulting Surveyors & Planners. Investigation of Convict Workings – Fort Scratchley including Report on Surveying Procedures [75 KB PDF] and Plan of Marked Locations of 1804 Coal Mine Drifts Fort Scratchley, Newcastle [163 KB JPG] by Monteath & Powys Pty Ltd Consulting Surveyors & Planners.

Bill Jordan & Associates Pty Ltd Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer and Heritage Consultants. Opinion on Structural Stability of Fort Scratchley Revetments 22nd March 2004 [103 KB PDF] [22 March 2004]

Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Official University Press Release: “Coal River Open Day – Tours To First Mine Sites” [26th March 2004]

Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Coal River Open Day Brochure. Tuesday 30th March 2004 9.30-3.30pm. For Schools [doc] 620KB [pdf] 163KB. For General [doc] 614KB [pdf] 136KB

[30th March 2004] Mr Kerry Hickey, Mr John Turner, Mr Bryce Gaudry. ‘Newcastle Coal Heritage: Matter of Public Importance’, NSW, Hansard, Legislative Council, 30th March 2004, p. 7708. [HTML]

Commonwealth Approval for Drilling: Dept of Environment and Heritage.

Convict Lesson Plans: Coal River Working Party – University of Newcastle Prepared by Brian Roach B.A. Th.L. M.A. [doc] [pdf]

[2 June 2004] P. Forsythe, ‘The Newcastle Bicentenary’, NSW, Hansard, Legislative Council, 2 June 2004, p. 9373. [HTML]

[31 July – 1 August 2004] Fort Scratchley: 31 Jul – 1 Aug 12-4pm Sat 10am-4pm Sun Promotional Flyer [ 84 KB PDF ]

Official University Press Release: :”Coal Mines Confirmed As First In Southern Hemisphere” [20 August 2004]

Official University Press Release: “Expect the Unexpected!” [6 October 2004]

Official University Press Release: “Digitised Coal Mine Map Online” [2 December 2004]

Aboriginal Middens Birubi Point

Dyall, L. K. The Aboriginal Middens at Birubi: An account of surface collections (1964-1977) on the Aboriginal site at Birubi, near Port Stephens, New South Wales, and its subsequent excavations in 1978 and 1979. [5.38MB PDF] [Read Only Online Version Courtesy of Len Dyall]

 

 

3D Movie Representation of the Baiame Cave.

El-Hakim, S., Picard, M., & Fryer, J. (2004). Modelling and Visualisation of Aboriginal Rock Art in The Baiame Cave. Powerpoint Presentation. (11.7 MB ppt file) (Contains embedded 3D Movie Representation of Baiame Cave).
El-Hakim, S., Fryer, J. et al (2004). Aboriginal Rock Art in the Baiame Cave. (57 MB wmv file) 3D Movie Representation of the Baiame Cave.

For the theoretical background realting to the ditigal capture of such imagery please see the paper by Sabry El-Hakim (2006) and Chandler et al (2007 below. These illustrative ground breaking 3D innovative materials have been kindly provided with permission from Emeritus Professor John Fryer.

El-Hakim, S. (2006). A Sequential Approach to Capture Fine Geometric Details from Images. IAPRS Volume XXXVI, Part 5, Dresden 25-27 September 2006. (6.74 MB PDF)

Chandler, J., Bryan, P. & Fryer, J. (2007). The Development and Application of a Simple Methodology for Recording Rock Art using Consume-Grade Digital Cameras. The Photogrammetric Record 22 (117): 10-21 (March 2007)

 

Art Deco Newcastle

Art Deco Newcastle [Pamphlet] 2004. (3.3 MB PDF)

2003


Original Site Visit – Proposed Coal River Heritage Precinct, Newcastle (March 2003)

Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Site visit by Newcastle University Coal River Working Party on 3rd March 2003. [Nobbys Coal River Precinct]


Nobbys Coal River Workshop (April 2003)

Agenda for Parks and Playgrounds Nobbys Coal River Workshop on the 5th April 2003, Newcastle Regional Museum at 1PM [pdf]


Response to Newcastle East End Tourism Strategy (June 2003)

Eklund, Dr Erik. Submission in Response to the Newcastle East End (Draft) Tourism Strategy 6 June 2003 : Prepared By Dr Erik Eklund on behalf of the University of Newcastle Coal River Working Party [101 PDF] [6 June 2003]


Nobbys Coal River Workshop Report

Nobbys Coal River Historic Precinct Workshop: Prelude to a Masterplan Report 2003 [503KB pdf ]


Coal River Brochure (2003)

Coal River Working Party [ University of Newcastle]. Coal River Brochure 2003 [414KB PDF ]


Coal River Precinct Listing on NSW Heriage Register (2003)

Coal River Precinct listing in the State Heritage Register (Gazetted on the 19th December 2003)


Glenrock Lagoon Cultural landscape

Glenrock Lagoon Cultural landscape Conservation management and Cultural Tourism Plan. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Volume 1 – Main Report Chapters 1-6 Assessment of Significance. January 2003. (6.3 MB PDF)


Minmi Corridors

Umwelt Environmental. Newcastle City Council. Minmi Corridors Assessment – Maintaining and Enhancing Natural and Cultural Heritage Values. August 2003 (180MB PDF)


Legacy House, formerly Dangar Chambers, Bolton Street Newcastle N.S.W.

Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ptd. Archaeological Assessment, Research Design & Excavation Methodology Legacy House formerly Dangar Chambers 45 Bolton Street Newcastle NSW. September 2003 (12.2 MB PDF)


Dillin Goldingham Allotments, 73-77 King Street Newcastle N.S.W.

Archaeological Management & Consulting Group Pty Ptd. Archaeological Assessment, Research Design & Excavation Methodology Portions of Dillin Goldingham Allotments, 73-77 King Street Newcastle NSW. November 2003 (39.4 MB PDF)


Star Hotel, Newcastle

Suters Architects Pty Ltd. State of Heritage Impact. For E1 Pty Ltd Star Hotel Precinct Redevelopment 563-571 Hunter Street Devonshire Lane Newcastle West. December 2003. (5.9 MB PDF)

 

Surf City, Newcastle (formerly Newcastle Tattersall’s Club, 9 Watt Street Newcastle)

Surf City, Newcastle NSW Heritage Impact Assessment. Heritas Architecture. 2003. (1.2 MB PDF)

2002


Parkway Avenue, Hamilton South.

Heritage Assessment Report for Parkway Avenue Hamilton South. Prepared for Newcastle City Council by Colin Brady Architecture + Planning in association with Mayne-Wilson & Associates Conservation landscape Architects. December 2002. (6.5 MB PDF)

2001


Coal River Tourism

Hunter, Cynthia. Coal River Tourism Project: Coal River historic site stage 1 prepared by Cynthia Hunter. [Newcastle, NSW] : Coal River Tourism Project, 2001 [547 KB PDF ]

The Boardwalk, Newcastle

Godden Mackay Logan. Archaeological Assessment. The Boardwalk, Newcastle. Prepared for Wharf Property Developments Pty Ltd., March 2001. (6.1MB PDF)

700 Hunter Street, Newcastle – Archaeological Test Excavations

700 Hunter Street – Newcastle. Plan showing Archaeological Test Excavations. (2000)

1999


Prospectus: Australia’s Convict and Industrial Heritage vibrantly presented in a scenic, tourist and recreational setting at Newcastle’s Coal River Historic Site. Prepared by the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc. for the Rt Worshipful Councillor John Tate Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle NSW. 20 October, 1999. [2.36 MB PDF file ]

1998


Weakleys Drive Beresfield

Archaeological Assessment for a Proposed Industrial estate, Weakleys Flat, Beresfield. R. Silcox, 1998. (2.5MB PDF)

1997


Newcastle City Wide Heritage Study 1996-1997 (4 Vols)

Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Wide Heritage Study 1996-1997. Volume 1. Study Report and Recommendations. Sections 1-2. Prepared by Suters Architects. April 1997. (11.2 MB PDF)

Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Wide Heritage Study 1996-1997. Volume 1. Study Report and Recommendations. Sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7. Prepared by Suters Architects. April 1997. (5.9 MB PDF)

Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Wide Heritage Study 1996-1997. Volume 2. Inventory Datasheets Adamstown – Maryville. Prepared by Suters Architects. April 1997. (8.2 MB PDF)

Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Wide Heritage Study 1996-1997. Volume 3. Inventory Datasheets Mayfield – Wickham. Prepared by Suters Architects. April 1997. (11 MB PDF)

Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Wide Heritage Study 1996-1997. Volume 4. Additional Items. Prepared by Suters Architects. April 1997. (8.1 MB PDF)

Aboriginal Archaeological Assessment  – Lenaghans Drive and John Renshaw Drive, Beresfield

An Aboriginal Archaeological Assessment of a Newcastle City Council Property at the Corner of Lenaghans Drive and John Renshaw Drive, Beresfield, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW. By Peter J. Kuskie South East Archaeology. November 1997. (6.6 MB PDF)

1996


Steelriver  (formerly the ‘New’ Murray Dwyer Orphanage Site) Mayfield West.

An Assessment of the Historical and Archaeological Values of BHP Land at Tourle St., Newcastle. Prepared for BHP Newcastle by Bonhomme Craib & Associates Archaeological Heritage Consultants and Sue Rosen Pty Ltd Historian and Heritage Consultant. February 1996. (4.3MB PDF)

An Archaeological Survey for Aboriginal sites at Tourle St., Newcastle, NSW by Theresa Bonhomme for BHP Newcastle, NSW. August 1996. (1.8MB PDF)

1995


 

The Pearson Report Convict Sites

Pearson, Michael & Marshall, Duncan.Study of World Heritage Values Convict Places by Michael Pearson and Duncan Marshall. 20 December 1995 (with additions 7 May 1996) (9Mb PDF file)

1994


Honeysuckle Point Locomotive Turntable Excavation Report

Honeysuckle Point Locomotive Turntable – Excavation Report Oct 94. By Peter Fenwick for Honeysuckle Development Corporation, Newcastle NSW.

Teralba Cemetery

Historical Archeological Study and Plan of Management Teralba Cemetery Precinct 10, Teralba NSW. Prepared by Siobhan Lavelle, Historical Archaeologist in association with Dr John Turner Hunter History Consultants for Landcom and Sinclair Knight. FINAL REPORT December 1994. (7.7MB PDF)

 1993


Newcastle Bight

Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland! Newcastle Bight Coastal Park Coalition

 

1992


 

Newcastle Old Town

Newcastle Concerned Citizens Committee. Newcastle Old Town, part of Australia’s national heritage: a community vision and strategy. Newcastle West, N.S.W. : The Committee, 1992. [2.21MB PDF ]

 

Boatmen’s Row, Newcastle

Turner, Dr John W. The History of Pilot Boatmen’s Cottage, Nobbys Road, Newcastle. 18 October 1992. [2MB PDF File]

 

Dangar’s Plan of Newcastle Newcomen Street

Lot 83 Dangar’s plan of Newcastle Newcomen Street Archaeological Assessment. Damaris Bairstow for baybarge Pty Limited August 1992. (759KB PDF)

1990


 

Mulimbah House

Extension To Cathedral Park and Mulibah Cottage Heritage Study. Prepared for Newcastle City Council by Eckford Johnson Partners Pty Ltd. Final Report December 1990. (12.1MB PDF)

 

Carrington Chambers and George Hotel Site, Scott Street Newcastle.

Archaeological Assessment The Carrington Chambers and George Hotel Site. A Report Prepared for the Department of Planning. By Wendy Thorp. May 1990. (924 KB)

 

1989


Proposed Historic Park and Open Air Museum Newcastle

Citizen’s Foreshore Committee. Proposed Historic Park and Open Air Museum Newcastle, N.S.W. Newcastle, N.S.W. , 1989. [2.79 MB PDF ]

1982


Newcastle Foreshore Landscape and Urban Design Competition

Landcare Australia: Official Journal of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Feb 1982, pp.13-21.

1974

Hunter River Estuary: Hunter 2000

Hunter River Estuary: Hunter 2000: Supplement No. 1 – 1974

National Trust: Hunter 2000 Report – 1972

Newcastle East: Hunter 2000

Newcastle East: Hunter 2000: Supplement No. 2 – 1974

1971


Birdwood Park

Birdwood Park: A Report on the Proposed Construction of State Highway 10A Through Birdwood Park, Newcastle: 1971

1969


Historic Site – Newcastle East Proposal

Northern Parks and Playgrounds Movement. Historic Site – Newcastle East (1.9MB PDF File)

 1966


Save Blackbutt

Save Blackbutt: The Case Against State Highway 23 Violating Blackbutt Reserve

1963


 

Carrington Pumphouse

The Pumphouse at Carrington (Bullock Is.) A Research By J. Guy, W. Kostyrko, J. Lott, B. Rodd. Thesis 608.

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