A Bird’s Eye View of Newcastle and Suburbs [1974]

These twenty-one aerial posters of suburbs across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie were originally published by the Newcastle Sun. They were entitled “A Bird’s Eye View: A Portfolio of outstanding aerial photographs of Newcastle and suburbs. A Special ‘Newcastle Sun’ Reader Service” [1974] They look more like a early prototype of Google Earth for the Region, … More A Bird’s Eye View of Newcastle and Suburbs [1974]

Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised a selection of Conrad Martens‘ drawings. Among them are drawings that document his travels though the Hunter in the years 1841 and 1852. Conrad Martens (1801-1878), artist, was born in London England. In 1832 he joined the scientific team aboard the Beagle with Charles Darwin, replacing … More Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter

The Moriarty 1858 Plan

Thank you to Mr Rod Caldwell who kindly arranged for his personal copy to be digitised and provided for us to publish to the wider research community. The full report can be accessed in a number of formats: Legislative Assembly. New South Wales. Breakwater at Stockton. (Report of Mr. Moriarty Upon Advisability of.) Ordered by … More The Moriarty 1858 Plan