Professor Michael Rosenthal on Edward Charles Close

Panorama of Newcastle 1821 formerly attributed to Sophia Campbell, currently acknowledged as the work of Edward Charles Close. Click on image for a larger view. (Courtesy of the State Library of NSW) The School of Humanities and Social Science is proud to present the first of its 2012 History Seminar series in Cultural Collections Auchmuty … More Professor Michael Rosenthal on Edward Charles Close

John Rae and Newcastle

It was an accidental delight this morning to come across an engraving of John Rae in the Illustrated Sydney News of December 1853. John Rae captured Newcastle in two famous panoramas, one painted in 1849, and again in a photograph circa 1880. These two images capture the changing landscape of the town and are among … More John Rae and Newcastle

What was the original height of Nobbys?

Click here for the online edition: http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/sizing-up-one-of-nobbys-tall-stories/2043452.aspx Please click below for a copy of the Draft Presentation prepared by Emeritus Professor John Fryer and Mr Russell Rigby to the Newcastle Port Corporation and Land and Property Management Authority. Reshaping Nobbys Version 2 (3.7MB PDF File)

Edward Charles Close Sketchbook on Sothebys

A sketchbook of Edward Charles Close, founding father of the township of Morpeth, is up for auction on Sothebys. According to the Sothebys website it consists of 30 folios (three cut out), containing 26 watercolours, two monochrome wash drawings and six pencil sketches or rough notations, together with a separate ink drawing by another hand … More Edward Charles Close Sketchbook on Sothebys

Early Architects of the Hunter Region

We are greatly honoured to host the online digital version of Les Reedman’s landmark work, ‘Early Architects of the Hunter Region: A Hundred Years to 1940’. This work is an anthology connecting the development of the Hunter Valley with the architects living and practicing architecture within the region. It outlines the early settlement and growth … More Early Architects of the Hunter Region

Invitation to Newcastle on the Edge Open Air Exhibition

Newcastle on the Edge – Panoramic Visions of Newcastle on the Coquun Hunter River is an outdoor exhibition of seven (7) panoramas of Mulumbinba – Newcastle dating from the 1812 to the present. The University of Newcastle will mark History Week with a stunning outdoor exhibition depicting the cultural transformation of the Newcastle Port to … More Invitation to Newcastle on the Edge Open Air Exhibition