Snippets from Yesteryear

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, and even then Mayfield retained many features that made it such a wonderful country village in[…]



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, ...
  • Platt’s Channel Mayfield Platt’s Channel MayfieldNewcastle Steelworks, we imagine, had always consumed the entire south side of the Harbour channel. But it started small, as the 1930s map shows, and even ...
  • 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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