Rocky Hill Coal ~ The Judge Who Stood Up


Climate took centre stage to oppose an open cut coal mine near Gloucester. Chief Justice Brian Preston of the NSW Land and ...

To a Higher Court


Newcastle courthouse now stands as one of the most notable buildings in Newcastle, an iconic and welcoming facility that meets the client brief of connection ...

Autumn Gown


May in Newcastle - calm mild days, cool nights. A stretch of tranquil weather let fallen leaves carpet footpaths at Islington. The accumulation is ...

Muloobinba Leaves Newcastle


Bound for South Africa, Newcastle's floating dock Muloobinba ends 34 years service Muloobinba was launched in Japan 4 November 1977 and towed by the ...

19 Goes for a Spin


Early morning on Kooragang Island, Tuesday, 12 May 2009. Sound asleep among the trees, South Maitland Railways (SMR) No. 19 steam locomotive stirred, oblivious to ...

Light Rail on Heavy Tracks


We each imagine how this town might be, but lack knowledge, experience, and expertise to think it through to detailed, workable, even exciting plans. A ...

A Day on the Harbour (or two)


Nothing is more impressive than a cruise ship up close Newcastle’s harbour is compact and very accessible, which makes ship watching a passive interest ...

Farewells to a Grand Old Dame


In late 2006 Newcastle’s most famous building, the Palais Royale, was partially demolished. A year later its street front was sadly and brutally flattened. ...

The Illustrated Town


First, some protocol.  Locals can say “Kurri” but you and I are advised to say “Kurri Kurri.” Image ~ Kind permission of Chris Fussell ...

Passion Over Pasha Bulker


MV Pasha Bulker leaves Newcastle Harbour 26 July 2007 for repairs in Japan Eleven o'clock departure time was an hour ago, yet ...

Gully Line ~ The Drain


Gully Line under Lambton Road looking north-east, flowing to Throsby Creek Remnants of the actual “Gully Line” coal rail ...

No French Bomb Tests


Protest graffiti in Newcastle is sparse. It might be more common than we know, obfuscated as elaborate tags, or inferred by image or word ...

Gracelands Reminisce


Remember Gracelands on Violet Town Road, Belmont North? One of our region’s outstanding Christmas displays. Here’s a few memories for you. Maybe you were there ...

Tale of an Australian Trader


MV Australian Trader early morning, days before launching ceremony at NSW State Dockyard, Newcastle This series of original negatives shows the launching site preparations ...


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