In Search of Nobbys’ Tunnels by Roslyn Kerr, Geologist

  Please download a copy of In Search of Nobbys’ Tunnels – by Roslyn Kerr, Geologist. Report to Coal River Working Party University of Newcastle, October 2010. (6.2MB PDF) In Search of Nobbys’ Tunnels – by Roslyn Kerr, Geologist. Report to Coal River Working Party University of Newcastle, October 2010. (6.2MB PDF) Thank you to … More In Search of Nobbys’ Tunnels by Roslyn Kerr, Geologist

Mysterious “Mr Thorn” – Unsung Saviour of Nobbys and Princes

Mysterious “Mr Thorn” – Unsung Saviour of Nobbys and Princes By Gionni Di Gravio In 1853 the Government hatched a plan to blow up Nobbys island in order to build a lighthouse. Lieutenant Colonel Barney and Gother T. Mann on the 4 March 1853 agreed and embraced the idea of blasting the rock. By April … More Mysterious “Mr Thorn” – Unsung Saviour of Nobbys and Princes

Lord Mayor’s Round Table

The History Channel (through WTFN Productions in Melbourne) is currently in pre-production for ten (10) half hour TV shows entitled “Tony Robinson Walks.”  This TV series will identify little known compelling stories illustrating our unique Australian character and feature Tony Robinson, star of the Time Team, The Worst Jobs in History, and Blitz Street. Newcastle … More Lord Mayor’s Round Table

Second blasting tunnel found in Nobbys headland

Link to online Newcastle Herald story 3 June 2009 – Second blasting tunnel found in Nobbys headland The Search for the Nobbys Gunpowder Tunnels The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party is currently preparing a scoping document for the New South Wales Heritage Branch which sets out our goals for archaeological investigations within the … More Second blasting tunnel found in Nobbys headland