“Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

By Glenn Dormand Visit storiesofourtown.com  It was such a joy to hang out with Prof John Maynard last week to get a fascinating insight into the work of Joseph Lycett. John, a proud Worimi man wrote True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett’s Art and I can’t recommend it enough.  It is … More “Stories of Our Town” Documentary Series – Indigenous Histories

The Lycett Album ca. 1820: Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

Lycett, Joseph, approximately 1775-1828 Drawings of Aborigines and scenery, New South Wales, ca. 1820. Title in Album: “Drawings of Natives & Scenery of Van Diemens Land 1830.” (Courtesy National Library of Australia) Catalogue Entry: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1586033   Related Hunter Valley Joseph Lycett Paintings and Engravings  from Views of Australia (1825) (These images are very large, (approx … More The Lycett Album ca. 1820: Aboriginal People of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in European Colonial Art

Historic Return of Newcastle Treasures for Exhibition

On Friday 26th October 2012 a public announcement was made by Dr Alex Byrne of the NSW State Library, relating to the exciting news that the artistic treasures of early Newcastle would make their historic return to the City for the first time in over 195 years. The forthcoming “Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie … More Historic Return of Newcastle Treasures for Exhibition