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

Newcastle Coal Mining & Government Mines 1796-1820s

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 Newcastle Fortifications – SMH 24 May 1881

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13484259 The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 24 May 1881  Page 6 of 10 THE NEWCASTLE FORTIFICATIONS. (BY OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.) On Saturday last Colonel P. H. Scratchley, R.E., C.M.G., and Colonel C. F. Roberts, visited Newcastle for the purpose of inspecting the hill known as Signal Hill, near Nobby’s, upon which the fort recommended by … More The Newcastle Fortifications – SMH 24 May 1881

Conservation for Rare Fort Scratchley Plan 1879

This week the Fort Scratchley Historical Society sent us an important and rare plan of the Fort works dating from 1879 for emergency conservation work. Fort Scratchley Representative on the Coal River Working Party, Mr Bill Hanley delivered the plan to us after Monday’s meeting. We were asked to look at the plan, advise and … More Conservation for Rare Fort Scratchley Plan 1879