Contents of the Victoria Theatre “Mystery” Camera Revealed

On the 23 July 2018, whilst the UON’s IT Innovation Team were conducting a 3D scan of the historic Victoria Theatre building in Perkins Street Newcastle, they found an old camera hanging on a wooden beam.     The camera was found to contain 9 images, and we posted the camera on twitter to find … More Contents of the Victoria Theatre “Mystery” Camera Revealed

Happy 200th Birthday Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Newcastle Breakwater)

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone for Macquarie Pier on August 5th 1818. Governor Lachlan Macquarie laid the foundation stone for the Newcastle breakwater, named in his honour by Commandant Captain James Wallis as “Macquarie Pier” during one of his three visits to Newcastle on the 5th August  … More Happy 200th Birthday Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Newcastle Breakwater)

Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

  Newcastle as it looked in 1893 features in a number of glass negative images taken by photographer Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. They were recently located online by researcher Matt Ward as being held at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Search the George Washington Wilson & Co. Archive here: … More Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

The Long Lost Victoria Theatre Company Ltd Archives

The University IT Innovation team working on the 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction of the 1891 Victoria Theatre are thrilled to have tracked down early records of the Victoria Theatre Company Ltd that have been sitting in a garage lost for the past 30 years.   Last week, on the information page https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2018/07/04/victoria-theatre-3d/  it was noticed that … More The Long Lost Victoria Theatre Company Ltd Archives

Maitland in 1861

  Plan of the Town of Maitland (East) [cartographic material] : County of Northumberland, N.S.W Sydney : Surveyor General’s Office, [1861] 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 Three Victorias

Trying to understand the early history of the Victoria can be very confusing and an interesting problem to untangle. The late Dr Lionel Fredman, writing in 1988, said: “There have been three theatres named the Victoria. The first, in the 1850’s, was converted from a wooden building backing onto a hotel in Watt Street, the … More The Three Victorias

Victoria Theatre – Various Plans 1921-1953

On the 6 July 2018 we undertook a trip to Kingswood Sydney to search through the Victoria Theatre related files held at the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales. We thank Wendy Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Regional Relations at SARA for locating a number of files including Board of Fire Commissioners  Inspections of … More Victoria Theatre – Various Plans 1921-1953

The Victoria Theatre Company Limited

The Victoria Theatre Company, Limited file held at the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales contains original documentation relating to the formation and directorship of the company from 1887 to 1971. We thank Wendy Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Regional Relations at SARA for locating the material. DOWNLOAD The Victoria Theatre Company Limited No.974 … More The Victoria Theatre Company Limited

Victoria Theatre UON Site Visit 9 July 2018

The University of Newcastle’s IT Innovation Team are undertaking a 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction of the Newcastle’s historic Victoria Theatre, located in Perkins Street Newcastle. This work is being conducted to support the work of Dr Gillian Arrighi, Convenor, Creative and Performing Arts, School of Creative Industries, who along with Stephanie Holm have been funded … More Victoria Theatre UON Site Visit 9 July 2018