Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

The following sketches by artist (Draughtsman) Robert Issell Perrott (1822-1895)are part of a collection held at the State Library of NSW (PXA 1350). The collection is not digitised, however the following images were photographed in 2012 for research purposes by Ann Hardy. Perrott was a sketcher, clerk of the peace, and farmer. He was also … More Sketches of New South Wales by Robert Perrott, 1857-1895

Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle

  The aerial view of Newcastle by Milton Kent,  located in TROVE, and reproduced above was originally published in The Australasian on the 22nd June 1929 page 71, and appears to come from the same set of original glass negatives reproduced below. This may provide some evidence to the dating of at least some of … More Milton Kent’s Airplane Photographs of Newcastle

A Bird’s Eye View of Newcastle and Suburbs [1974]

These twenty-one aerial posters of suburbs across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie were originally published by the Newcastle Sun. They were entitled “A Bird’s Eye View: A Portfolio of outstanding aerial photographs of Newcastle and suburbs. A Special ‘Newcastle Sun’ Reader Service” [1974] They look more like a early prototype of Google Earth for the Region, … More A Bird’s Eye View of Newcastle and Suburbs [1974]