The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

We acknowledge the Traditional Lands of the Worimi , Gringai and Biripi people of the kutthung language the Custodians, spiritual and cultural owners of these lands. We acknowledge our Elders past and present to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Gringai continue to practice Culture and have a strong connection to our lands … More The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW

Historic Stroud, Port Stephens and Tahlee in Colonial Art

A collection of watercolours, sketches and engravings recently digitised by the State Library of NSW contain a number of interesting art works of church buildings, landscapes and individuals relating to the Hunter Region and beyond. The title is “Collection of sketches by J. W. Lewin, P. P. King, P. G. King and others, 1793-1850” Compiled … More Historic Stroud, Port Stephens and Tahlee in Colonial Art

Port Stephens Painted by Augustus Earle in 1825-1828

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised two watercolour paintings by colonial artist Augustus Earle, consisting of two views of Port Stephens, New South Wales, during the period from 1825-1828. Both paintings are within an album entitled “Views of N.S. Wales” catalogue entry is here: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=421049 Item No. 7. Port Stevens [Stephens] N.S.W. … More Port Stephens Painted by Augustus Earle in 1825-1828

Port Stephens in 1826

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised an important account of Port Stephens in 1826 recorded by Henry Thomas Ebsworth. Described as “Letters from New South Wales, 1826” the document details observations of the surrounding landscape and the manners and customs of Aboriginal people living at Port Stephens during his time as assistant … More Port Stephens in 1826

Port Stephens in 1828

The Alexander Turnbull Library, The National Library of New Zealand,  in Wellington New Zealand holds a copy of The Plan of the Australian Agricultural Company’s grant at Port Stephens, New South Wales. (London: J. Cross, 1828). Scale 1: 126 720. Size: 112 x 72 cm Reference Number: MapColl -817gbbd/1828/Acc.10 Courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library, … More Port Stephens in 1828

Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter

The State Library of New South Wales has digitised a selection of Conrad Martens‘ drawings. Among them are drawings that document his travels though the Hunter in the years 1841 and 1852. Conrad Martens (1801-1878), artist, was born in London England. In 1832 he joined the scientific team aboard the Beagle with Charles Darwin, replacing … More Conrad Martens in Newcastle and the Hunter