Edward Charles Close Sketchbook on Sothebys

A sketchbook of Edward Charles Close, founding father of the township of Morpeth, is up for auction on Sothebys. According to the Sothebys website it consists of 30 folios (three cut out), containing 26 watercolours, two monochrome wash drawings and six pencil sketches or rough notations, together with a separate ink drawing by another hand … More Edward Charles Close Sketchbook on Sothebys

Postcards of Newcastle and Surrounds

Here is a collection of beautiful postcards of Newcastle and surrounding districts known as the Nelly Bligh Collection.   All are in PDF format. A5886 (ii) Postcards and Photographs of Newcastle, Wallsend and surrounding district. [c. 1905 – 1915]. The Beach, Newcastle, N.S.W. [Ca. 1900s] Newcastle Harbour, N.S.W. Hunter Street, Newcastle, N.S.W. Customs House, Newcastle, … More Postcards of Newcastle and Surrounds

Nobby – Whibayganba first recorded mention 1828

Late yesterday afternoon we received a copy of the Mitchell Field Book that contains the first recorded mention of Nobbys as ‘Whibayganba’. The Mitchell Library reference is: Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855. Field Book – Port Jackson & Newcastle, 1828. Includes sketches (Locn No.: C 40 – Request Microfilm CY 1560) We have seen numerous references … More Nobby – Whibayganba first recorded mention 1828

Journey to the Centre of Nobbys

The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party have begun the search for the long lost gun powder chambers that secretly lie within the Nobbys Headland. The following document outlines the story. 1854, July 18th. New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. Nobby’s Island. Laid upon the Council Table by … More Journey to the Centre of Nobbys

Barrallier Handover and Launch of Regional History Fund

The complete plan of the first survey of the Hunter Region was presented on the 1st February 2008 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales to the Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies, Stockton Historical Society, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle. A … More Barrallier Handover and Launch of Regional History Fund