By Ross Edmonds. The early decades of White colonisation in and around Newcastle were dominated by the struggle for survival. In these circumstances any form of culture was thin on the ground, nevertheless the desire of at least a few people for more than purely material gain had made itself felt as early as 1835. … More ‘Rob the Ranter’-Literary Life in Early Newcastle
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This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The second-in-charge of the Colony of Newcastle in 1827 was just 22 years old. Lieutenant William Sacheverell Coke is another of those early European inhabitants who kept a record of his relationships with the local Aboriginal … More Lt William Sacheverell Coke and Desmond
Coal River Precinct Newcastle’s Unique Historic and Recreational Locality. Presentation to the Newcastle City Council Public Voice Committee 15 September 2015. Presenters: Mr Doug Lithgow. President of the Parks and Playgrounds Movement Inc., A Freeman of the City of Newcastle. Dr Ann Hardy, Historian and Coal River Working Party Administrative Officer and Deputy Chair. Mr … More City of Newcastle Public Voice: Coal River Precinct
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
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Our Coal River Precinct Walk brochures that have been produced in association with the NSW Heritage Office will be launched this Friday 4 April @ 7pm You can either pick up one from the Visitor’s Centre, Lock up Museum and other tourist and historical establishments across the region or download a copy here: Coal River … More Coal River Precinct Walk Launch