Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Robert Watson, a local researcher, and member of the University’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative team, recently identified a number of images taken from acclaimed photographer Ralph Snowball on glass negatives, which were not necessarily taken at the same time, but as they appeared to be taken from the same high vantage point attempted to create … More Photographic Panoramas of Wickham, N.S.W. (circa 1890)

Maitland Flood (1930) Panorama

Hunter Living Histories community researcher, Mr Robert Watson, identified four photographs within the Cultural Collections image archive as a ‘panorama’, and has stitched them together for us. These are the four originals: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372485563/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372488413/in/photostream/ On this next one Robert marked two boys on a homemade raft, and also the rotunda in Maitland Park: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372490151/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372491915/in/photostream/

General View of Cessnock (Panorama)

Mr Robert Watson, a researcher with the Hunter (Living) Histories Initiative has stitched the following three photos of Cessnock together to make a single image, a panorama of Cessnock. https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8556463882/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8555353613/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8555354267/ The three images are labelled General View, Cessnock No. 1, 2, 3 and form part of the archives of the Coalfields Heritage Group, … More General View of Cessnock (Panorama)

Professor Michael Rosenthal on Edward Charles Close

Panorama of Newcastle 1821 formerly attributed to Sophia Campbell, currently acknowledged as the work of Edward Charles Close. Click on image for a larger view. (Courtesy of the State Library of NSW) The School of Humanities and Social Science is proud to present the first of its 2012 History Seminar series in Cultural Collections Auchmuty … More Professor Michael Rosenthal on Edward Charles Close

John Rae and Newcastle

It was an accidental delight this morning to come across an engraving of John Rae in the Illustrated Sydney News of December 1853. John Rae captured Newcastle in two famous panoramas, one painted in 1849, and again in a photograph circa 1880. These two images capture the changing landscape of the town and are among … More John Rae and Newcastle

Invitation to Newcastle on the Edge Open Air Exhibition

Newcastle on the Edge – Panoramic Visions of Newcastle on the Coquun Hunter River is an outdoor exhibition of seven (7) panoramas of Mulumbinba – Newcastle dating from the 1812 to the present. The University of Newcastle will mark History Week with a stunning outdoor exhibition depicting the cultural transformation of the Newcastle Port to … More Invitation to Newcastle on the Edge Open Air Exhibition