John Brown’s Diary

John Brown was a servant to the Scott Family during the 1820s in NSW. He kept a diary whilst in the Colony of his journey from Sydney, west towards Bathurst and to the Hunter Valley in 1824.  The diary is held at the State Library of NSW and has some interesting information about Aboriginal culture … More John Brown’s Diary

Port Stephens in 1828

The Alexander Turnbull Library, The National Library of New Zealand,  in Wellington New Zealand holds a copy of The Plan of the Australian Agricultural Company’s grant at Port Stephens, New South Wales. (London: J. Cross, 1828). Scale 1: 126 720. Size: 112 x 72 cm Reference Number: MapColl -817gbbd/1828/Acc.10 Courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library, … More Port Stephens in 1828

The Novocastrian Time Machine

The Novocastrian Time Machine is an augmented reality narrative infrastructure design concept by Julie Martin for Watt Street in Newcastle (Australia). Julie Martin is Creative Director for Virtual Reality Entertainment Systems Pty Ltd who prepared the concept for City of Newcastle Council’s City Evolutions Project that aims to install art installations in Watt Street to … More The Novocastrian Time Machine

Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Field Notes and Sketches (1828)

New light is being shed on a set of early survey sketches of Newcastle by Sir Thomas Mitchell.  Final Year Civil, Surveying & Environmental Engineering Student Tim Chisholm has completed an analysis of Sir Thomas Mitchell’s 1828 survey notes and sketches of Newcastle. The full title of the report is Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Field Notes … More Sir Thomas Mitchell’s Field Notes and Sketches (1828)