Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle

  The aerial view of Newcastle by Milton Kent,  located in TROVE, and reproduced above was originally published in The Australasian on the 22nd June 1929 page 71, and appears to come from the same set of original glass negatives reproduced below. This may provide some evidence to the dating of at least some of … More Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle

The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.)

The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.) by Gionni Di Gravio Many have wondered about the beautiful and evocative oil painting by Joseph Lycett of the moonlight Corroboree at Newcastle. From where in Newcastle was it painted? Some have surmised the location to be somewhere along the Honeysuckle foreshore, perhaps even the area around Civic … More The Ancient Corroboree Ground at Wickham (N.S.W.)

Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised a selection of Conrad Martens‘ drawings. Among them are drawings that document his travels though the Hunter in the years 1841 and 1852. Conrad Martens (1801-1878), artist, was born in London England. In 1832 he joined the scientific team aboard the Beagle with Charles Darwin, replacing … More Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter