The first story comes from Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward), 1788-1859. A key to the structure of the Aboriginal language : being an analysis of the particles used as affixes, to form the various modifications of the verbs : shewing the essential powers, abstract roots, and other peculiarities of the language spoken by the … More Reminiscences of Biraban or M’Gill and Patty by the Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld
There is a quote from Windross & Ralston (1897) Historical Records of Newcastle 1797 – 1897 that says the following: “The hill at the back of the gas works was then covered with honeysuckle, and was used by the aboriginal tribes as a camping ground. In that year, “King Bully” the last of the kings … More Where was King Bully of the Newcastle Tribe buried in 1857?
This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Thanks to historian Dr Mark Dunn who, whilst conducting research for his PhD, came across this important sketch map located within the State Records of New South Wales, showing the actual location of the attack on … More The Death of Burigon, Chief of the Newcastle Tribe (1820)
Corrobborree or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales New Holland is Plate VI (6) from Captain James Wallis’ An historical account of the colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements : in illustration of twelve views, engraved by W. Preston from drawings taken on the spot by Captain Wallis. To which … More The Newcastle Tribe (1820)
On the 20th February 2012 a ceremony was held at the Newcastle Art Gallery to unveil the Wallis Album. The Wallis Album was compiled by Captain James Wallis, who was Commandant of the Newcastle penal settlement from June 1816 to December 1818. Of the 35 works, the album features many by convict artist Joseph Lycett … More Unveiling the Wallis Album