BOP BOPA-A-LU A WHOP BAM BOO! HOW LITTLE RICHARD MADE ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY IN NEWCASTLE

BOP BOPA-A-LU A WHOP BAM BOO! HOW LITTLE RICHARD MADE ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY IN NEWCASTLE Roland Bannister I’m old enough to remember the kerfuffle that followed rock star Little Richard’s spectacularly successful concerts[1] at the old Newcastle Stadium in 1957, and his celebrated re-commitment to his childhood Christianity while he was here. The story … More BOP BOPA-A-LU A WHOP BAM BOO! HOW LITTLE RICHARD MADE ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY IN NEWCASTLE

Miss Hayes and The Great Northern Hotel Album

Agnes Bridget/Beatrice Mary Hayes was born in 1853 in Tipperary, Ireland. She came to Australia on 29th April 1854 as an assisted immigrant on the “Merchantman” with her parents Cornelius Hayes and Honora Hayes (nee Kennedy), with three siblings; Mary Ann, Honoria, and Joseph. By 1856 the Hayes family were living in Maitland N.S.W and … More Miss Hayes and The Great Northern Hotel Album

Fraternal Societies – Secretive, Biblical and Fantastic Show-Offs

Fraternal Societies – Secretive, Biblical and Fantastic Show-Offs By Dr Bob James [This is a the web version of a presentation delivered at the meeting of the Hunter Living Histories, 1 April 2019 at NewSpace] I’m supposed to start with a joke. This is the best I can do. [2] Please note my web site … More Fraternal Societies – Secretive, Biblical and Fantastic Show-Offs

John Wyndham on Dalwood for the Bordeaux Wine Exhibition (1882)

BORDEAUX WINE EXHIBITION 1882 Questions to be answered by Exhibitor Exhibitors were required to answer a series of questions about their vineyard’s original vegetation, soils, site, age of vines, vine varieties, wines produced, production costs, prices, awards and vineyard history. John Wyndham’s answers provide a rare, incredibly detailed, valuable, and hitherto unrevealed insight into the … More John Wyndham on Dalwood for the Bordeaux Wine Exhibition (1882)

Part of Hunter’s River: (or the Coal River) surveyed by Lieutenant Charles Jeffries, Commander of H. M. G. Brig. Kangaroo.

  This is a linen copy of the Jeffries 1816 chart held in the State Library of New South Wales. The original is held in the Hydrographic Office, Taunton United Kingdom, under the following title: E186  Aust Folio 1   Part of the hunters River, 1816  (High Street, (Watt St)  Lighthouse (Beacon) also three mine entrances … More Part of Hunter’s River: (or the Coal River) surveyed by Lieutenant Charles Jeffries, Commander of H. M. G. Brig. Kangaroo.

Maitland Flood Scenes Photographed by Elijah Hart (1864-1870?)

The State Library of Victoria holds a set of photographs by Elijah Hart (c.1821-1893) depicting Maitland (N.S.W) and  which they date to 1857 located at http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/86377 Researcher Mr Peter F. Smith has provided evidence that all four images could not date from 1857, but probably date, at the earliest, from the 1864 to 1870 Maitland … More Maitland Flood Scenes Photographed by Elijah Hart (1864-1870?)

Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Hunter by a Chatty Writer (1889)

      Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Hunter. BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63621861 In a recent issue we gave some account of Newcastle, together with a coloured bird’s-eye view of that place. The present article, from the pen of a chatty writer, is descriptive of the country beyond the City of Coal, will … More Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Hunter by a Chatty Writer (1889)