Snippets from Yesteryear

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 excitement rising within) with a same-day report (the tabloids usually printed later in the day for evening[…]



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 each, whereas the Wickham and Islington parks had only been granted £12 10s each, and ask[…]



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, had been a notable figure in the public life of the Commonwealth. This was Lady Barton, widow[…]



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 , of which, 7248 tons were sent to Sydney, 4533 to Melbourne, 2988 to Adelaide, 3113 to[…]



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 of the greater part of the thoroughfare, between Market and Perkln streets.   On his[…]









From the Archives
  • 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 ...
  • Hunter Street Memories 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 , of which, ...
  • 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 each, whereas ...
  • The Little Coastal Steamer That Tried and Tried Again The Little Coastal Steamer That Tried and Tried AgainNever get between a tabloid newspaper and an opportunity to dramatise. Breathless, The Sydney Sun alarmed its readers (yet, disturbingly, they also sensed excitement rising ...
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