Newcastle from the air, circa 1928

[August 25,  2014 Update] Please find updated post with new high resolution scans courtesy of Greg and Sylvia Ray here:   [August 2014 Update] We contacted Mr Phillip Warren who was able to shed further light on the origin of the images. The originals were held in the archives of the former A. Goninan … More Newcastle from the air, circa 1928

Ludwig Leichhardt in Newcastle

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848?), Prussian born naturalist and explorer, visited Newcastle and the Hunter Region on his journey of explorations through Australia during the years 1842-1843. We have prepared this timeline below of his chronological movements throughout Newcastle and the Region to assist a German documentary team, planning to produce a documentary for German … More Ludwig Leichhardt in Newcastle

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