Historic Stroud, Port Stephens and Tahlee in Colonial Art

A collection of watercolours, sketches and engravings recently digitised by the State Library of NSW contain a number of interesting art works of church buildings, landscapes and individuals relating to the Hunter Region and beyond. The title is “Collection of sketches by J. W. Lewin, P. P. King, P. G. King and others, 1793-1850” Compiled … More Historic Stroud, Port Stephens and Tahlee in Colonial Art

Port Stephens in 1826

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised an important account of Port Stephens in 1826 recorded by Henry Thomas Ebsworth. Described as “Letters from New South Wales, 1826” the document details observations of the surrounding landscape and the manners and customs of Aboriginal people living at Port Stephens during his time as assistant … More Port Stephens in 1826

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

Newcastle in 1830

The Alexander Turnbull Library, The National Library of New Zealand,  in Wellington New Zealand holds what we believe is the best-ever early map of the township of Newcastle. The map, at Shelf Location MapColl 817.95gbbe/1830/Acc.3580 was drawn by Surveyor John Armstrong, an employee of the Australian Agricultural Company, in 1830, and shows every building and … More Newcastle in 1830