These wonderful postcard image Views of Newcastle from the mid-1870s are available in both jpg and tif format from the State Library of Victoria site here: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=MAIN&docId=SLV_VOYAGER2517591&fn=permalink Click on the images to see the higher resolution jpgs generated from the original tif images. Dr Ann Hardy has located very similar postcard images in the Holtermann … More Beautiful Images of Newcastle in the 1870s from the State Library of Victoria
We’ve recently been working with Helen English Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Arts, who’s been researching the history of music making in the Newcastle of the 1870s. She came across a piece of music written by Franz Becker around 1876 for a “Myrtle Villa” that sat somewhere on Newcastle’s Hill. … More Myrtle Villa Rediscovered
Helen English from the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Arts presented a lecture on Music Making in the Mining Townships of Newcastle (Australia), 1870-1880, at the October meeting of the Coal River Working Party. The Presentation was held on the 13th October 2014 in the Council Room of the IDC Building, UoN.