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
In June 2010, Newcastle Herald journalist Greg Ray bought 20 kilograms of glass and film negatives at an on-line auction. To his amazement, the boxes of old negatives – when scanned – revealed a treasure-trove of professional quality images of Newcastle and the Hunter in the 1930s and 1940s. Even more amazingly, it appeared that … More Newcastle – The Missing Years – Images from the 1930s and 1940s
Six beautiful and rare images of the Royal Newcastle Hospital dating from between 1855 – 1900 have been added to the Cultural Collections (Archives) Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/sets/72157621645101803/ To see the images in all their splendour click on the thumbnail and then click the ‘all sizes’ to see the larger images we have provided.
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
There will be a preview performance of the first movement of Colin Spiers’ ‘A Slender Strand of Memories’ a work commissioned for the Sesquicentenary of the Formation of the Borough of Newcastle on June 4 at 5.30 at the Lovett Gallery in conjunction with Allan Chawner’s photographic exhibition, which is linked to the 150th anniversary … More “The Dawn of a New Era” – Preview of New Orchestral Work for Newcastle
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
Here is a collection of beautiful postcards of Newcastle and surrounding districts known as the Nelly Bligh Collection. All are in PDF format. A5886 (ii) Postcards and Photographs of Newcastle, Wallsend and surrounding district. [c. 1905 – 1915]. The Beach, Newcastle, N.S.W. [Ca. 1900s] Newcastle Harbour, N.S.W. Hunter Street, Newcastle, N.S.W. Customs House, Newcastle, … More Postcards of Newcastle and Surrounds