In 1996, the University accepted an offer of the entire extant archive of J. & A. Brown/Coal & Allied at the time of its sale to Rio Tinto Ltd. A 200+ page inventory and finding aid of the records of the famous J & A Brown/Coal and Allied firm was prepared and placed on the … More J. & A. Brown – Coal & Allied Archive
VIEW OF NEWCASTLE. IN point of commerce the city of Newcastle is the second city of New South Wales, ranking next in importance to Sydney. It is situated on the slope of a hill, on the southern shore of the embouchure of the Hunter River, about seventy miles north of Port Jackson. Like its great … More Newcastle in 1865 (Illustrated Sydney News)
When was coal first identified here? And by who? Australia’s first discoveries of coal were in 1791 (unoffically) and 1796 and 1797 (officially, by unnamed fishermen and Lieutenant John Shortland respectively), leading to the first export (1799) and first profit (1801) of a natural resource in this country. 1791 Coal River (Mulubinba) and Government Domain … More The Convict Coal Mines of Newcastle (Coast Series 3 Filmshoot Backgrounder)
Newcastle Coal Mining & Government Mines – 1796- 1820s By Dr Ann Hardy – April 2014 University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party There is confusion about the early coal mines of Newcastle and although the Australian Agricultural Company mines are well documented there is little research on the government coal mines (particularly the coal … More Newcastle Coal Mining & Government Mines 1796-1820s
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
The 2012 Hunter Heritage Network seminar was held in beautiful historic Murrurundi in the upper Hunter Valley. Sponsored by the Upper Hunter Shire Council.
The coloured engraving above is a view taken from the hill overlooking Darby Street in the current suburb of Cooks Hill, Newcastle. Features include: St John’s Anglican Church, (between Darby Street and Dawson Street), directly behind is a train on the Newcastle Coal Company’s Railway, (running along Bruce Street and curving towards Dawson Street), a … More Cooks Hill in 1865