The Work of Frederick B. Menkens Architect 1855-1910 by Les Reedman (1956)

  We are honoured to present a new digital scan of Leslie Reedman’s 1956 Thesis on the work of Frederick Menkens (1855-1910) in Newcastle. The entire thesis can be downloaded from the University of Newcastle’s Content Pro site here: http://encore.newcastle.edu.au/iii/cpro/DigitalItemViewPage.external?lang=eng&sp=1008053 or  here: The Work of Frederick B. Menkens Architect 1855-1910 by Les Reedman (1956) (18MB … More The Work of Frederick B. Menkens Architect 1855-1910 by Les Reedman (1956)

Lake Macquarie in 1907

DEED, CAPTAIN ERNEST SNOWDEN (NEWCASTLE PILOT) Deposited by Mrs Diana Stephenson (Grand daughter) February 2007 MAP: M4802 TITLE: Lake Macquarie CARTOGRAPHER: Captain Ernest Snowden Deed DATE: 1907-1908 SCALE: 40 chs 2 inches = 1 mile (land mile) FORMAT: Laminated Linen SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Original hand drawn map on linen, with annotations in pen and pencil … More Lake Macquarie in 1907

Quest for Macquarie Pier Foundation and Inscription Stone (1818)

In recognition of Macquarie 2010, The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party will embark on the quest to find the Foundation and Inscription Stone laid in Newcastle by Governor Lachlan Macquarie back in 1818, and believed lost for over 190 years. Governor Lachlan Macquarie laid the foundation stone for the Newcastle breakwater, named in … More Quest for Macquarie Pier Foundation and Inscription Stone (1818)

Conservation for Rare Fort Scratchley Plan 1879

This week the Fort Scratchley Historical Society sent us an important and rare plan of the Fort works dating from 1879 for emergency conservation work. Fort Scratchley Representative on the Coal River Working Party, Mr Bill Hanley delivered the plan to us after Monday’s meeting. We were asked to look at the plan, advise and … More Conservation for Rare Fort Scratchley Plan 1879

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

Coal River Precinct Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan

Exhibition of Draft Coal River Precinct Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan. Newcastle City Council is inviting comments on the draft Coal River Precinct Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan (2.95Mb pdf). See final version (3MB) unanimously adopted by Newcastle City Council in 2008: Pizzey, Boyce. [Pizzey Report] Coal River Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management … More Coal River Precinct Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan

The Coal River Time Machine

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA. The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party announced today that they would begin construction of a ‘real’ time machine. Quoting the late U.S. President J. F. Kennedy today, a representative said that they believed that: “The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this … More The Coal River Time Machine