Platt’s Channel Mayfield


Newcastle Steelworks, we imagine, had always consumed the entire south side of the Harbour channel. But it started small, as the 1930s map shows, ...

The Little Coastal Steamer That Tried and Tried Again


Never get between a tabloid newspaper and an opportunity to dramatise. Breathless, The Sydney Sun alarmed its readers (yet, disturbingly, they also sensed ...

While Tree Plantings are in the News….


Wickham Council 26 July 1894 Alderman Bevan moved, "That the department be again written to, pointing out that other reserves had been granted £25 ...

Hunter Street Memories


LADY BARTON: HER EARLY LIFE IN NEWCASTLE ~ The death in Sydney this week (March, 1938) removed one who, during her long life, ...

Coal Exports May 1875


From the Newcastle Chronicle, 1 May 1875   The export of coal for the week ending Friday April 30th, amounted to 2o,440 tons , ...

Newcastle Council meeting 8 April 1924


  Alderman Grahame directed attention to the accumulation of trams and omnibuses in Hunter-street at night, between 10.15 and 10.45 o'clock, resulting in the blocking ...


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