The Fortress Newcastle Project

  FORTRESS NEWCASTLE PROJECT ‘It can be said, that without our steel industry the invasion of Australia by Japan could not have been prevented’. D. O. Morris 1947 The Fortress Newcastle Project 2020 A coalition of several community groups, heritage researchers, University of Newcastle and other stakeholders is conducting research, to produce a multi-format resource … More The Fortress Newcastle Project

Local Treasures – Newcastle’s King Edward Park

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 22 April 2014) Newcastle’s King Edward Park Local Treasures ABC1233 radio Broadcast Notes April 2014 By Dr Ann Hardy A research team interested in the history of the Newcastle Government Domain and King Edward Park meet regularly to further research of this … More Local Treasures – Newcastle’s King Edward Park

COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE

CASE 14: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE Thomas Batterham cursed the growling stray dog circling his sulky and nipping at his horse’s heels. The dog had been attacking cyclists and startling horses for weeks around the Lookout on the new Cardiff-New Lambton Road. It was around 3:30 pm and Batterham was hurrying to … More COAL RIVER TRUE CRIME: WHEN I GET BACK TO PORT PIRIE

Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

A nomination to have ‘Newcastle Recreation Reserve’ (also known at King Edward Park) is currently on public exhibition for consideration to the State Heritage Register of  NSW. In 2012 a small dedicated group the ‘Government Domain committee’ submitted a State Heritage Register (SHR) nomination to the Office of Environment and Heritage. The Heritage Council of … More Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

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