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Virtual Coquun-Hunter River Project Guide:  1841 - 1860

The Virtual Coquun-Hunter River Project is a collaborative endeavour begun in December 2000 which aims to create a digital repository of early accounts and descriptions of the Hunter Region.

Virtual Coquun-Hunter River Project

Chronological list of descriptive accounts of the Coquun - Hunter River Region: 1841 - 1860

1842 George Hobler [Aberglasslyn]

Hobler, George, 1801-1881. Journal of George Hobler, 1825-1871 [microform] / George Hobler with notes by Francis Hobler. Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library ; CY reel 259-262. ML ; C422-C439. Original unpublished, handwritten diaries held in MitchellLibrary. Filmed by W. & F. Pascoe, Pty. Ltd., August 1970. Auch - Microfilm MICROFILM/2083 -2086


1843 James Backhouse

Backhouse, James. A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies. London : Hamilton, Adams, 1843.
Chapters 33-35 pp. 368 - 414.(1.98 MB PDF)


1844 Ludwig Leichhardt

Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848. The letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt / collected and newly translated [from the German, French and Italian] by M. Aurousseau. London : Published for the Hakluyt Society by Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Auchmuty - Book 994.02 LEIC V.1 c.2
Auchmuty - Book 994.02 LEIC V.1 c.3
Auchmuty - Book 994.02 LEIC V.2 c.2
Auchmuty - Book 994.02 LEIC V.2 c.3
Auchmuty - Book 994.02 LEIC V.3 c.2

Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848. Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt's letters from Australia during the years March 23, 1842, to April 3, 1848 / with an appendix, Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt as naturalist and explorer, by G. Neumayer ; introduction by Alec H. Chisholm ; authorized translation by L.L. Politzer. Melbourne : Pan, [1944?]

Auchmuty - Book 994.02/179 C
AUCH - RB/COLL AUROUS 994.02/179
AUCH - RB/COLL AUROUS 994.02/179 B
C. Coast - Rare Book 994.02 LEIC-2


1844 Louisa Anne Meredith

Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895. Notes and sketches of New South Wales : during a residence in that colony from 1839 to 1844 / Mrs. Charles Meredith. The life, voyages and exploits of Sir Francis Drake : with numerous original letters from him and the Lord High Admiral to the Queen and great officers of state / by John Barrow. 2nd. ed. abrig. London : Murray, 1844-1846. LOCATION CALL NO. Auchmuty - Book 942.055/147

Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895. Notes and sketches of New South Wales during a residence in that colony from 1839 to 1844 / by Mrs Charles Meredith. London : John Murray, 1844. LOCATION CALL AUCH - RB/COLL PERKINS 919.44 MERE 1844

Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895. Notes and sketches of New South Wales, during a residence in that colony from 1839 to 1844 / by Mrs. Charles Meredith. London : John Murray, 1849. LOCATION CALL NO. AUCH - RB/COLL AUROUSS 919.44/37

[see pages pp.90-113]


1845 Charles Wilkes

Wilkes, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition.Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845.
Vol. 2 pp. 245 - 256 Visit to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, meeting with Dr Brooks, Threlkeld and Biraban (M'Gill) (480 KB PDF)

Another version is available on the website of The United State Exploring Expedition, 1838 - 1842 (Smithsonian Institution Libraries Digital Collection) with a slightly different pagination:

Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, Volume 2 by Charles Wilkes. Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1844.
Volume 2 Chapter VIII pp. 260 - 271. (823 KB PDF)


1845 J. Balfour

Balfour, J. O. A sketch of New South Wales / by J.O. Balfour. London : Smith, Elder, 1845. AUCH - RB/COLL 994.4/23 and AUCH - RB/COLL AUROUSS 994.4/23 B
[ see pp.1-21]


1847 George Angas

Angas, George French, 1822-1886. Savage life and scenes in Australia and New Zealand : being an artist's impressions of countries and people at the antipodes / by George French Angas. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969

Central Coast - Book 919.4 ANGA 1969 V.1
Central Coast - Book 919.4 ANGA 1969 V.2
Closed Stack - GREEN 919.4/152
Closed Stack - GREEN 919.4/153
AUCH - RB/COLL ELLIS 919.4/152 B
AUCH - RB/COLL ELLIS 919.4/153 B

[see pp.210 - 233]


1851 John Henderson

Henderson, John, fl. 1850-1854. Excursions and adventures in New South Wales : with pictures of squatting and of life in the bush : an account of the climate, productions, and natural history of the colony, and of the manners and customs of the natives, with advice to emigrants, &c. London : W. Shoberl, 1851. AUCH - RB/COLL AUROUSS 994.4/77-78

Click here for excerpt relating to Newcastle and the Hunter Region Volume 1 pp.104 - 106 and pp.141 - 164.(780 KB PDF)


1852 -1855 Frederick Mackie

Mackie, Frederick, 1812-1893. Traveller under concern : the Quaker journals of Frederick Mackie on his tour of the Australasian colonies, 1852-1855 / Edited with an introduction by Mary Nicholls. Drawings by Frederick Mackie. Hobart : University of Tasmania, 1973. Auchmuty - Book 994.03/84


1852 John Dunmore Lang

Lang, John Dunmore, 1799-1878. An historical and statistical account of New South Wales :including a visit to the gold regions, and a description of the mines, with an estimate of the probable results on the great discovery / by John Dunmore Lang. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. 3rd ed. AUCH - RB/COLL994.4/14-15 [8MB PDF file]


1852 Baron Von Huegel

Hugel, Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1852-1925. Correspondence. Selections.The letters of Baron Friedrich von Hugel and Professor Norman Kemp Smith / edited by Lawrence F. Barmann. New York : Fordham University Press, 1981. Auchmuty - Book 192 HUGE-1 CORR-1


1854 Miska Hauser

Hauser, Miska, 1822-1887. Miska Hauser's letters from Australia, 1854-1858 / translated by Colin Roderick ; edited, with introduction and notes, by Colin Roderick and Hugh Anderson. [Ascot Vale, Vic.] : Red Rooster Press, 1988. Auchmuty - Book 780W/H3763/1 [..on the road to Maitland in summer]


1854

William Keene (Examiner of Coal Mines) Copy of Stratigraphic sketch from Nobby's Island Newcastle to Burwood, showing coal seams and their Order of Superposition. 31 May 1854. Photographed by Bruce Turnbull. Archives Authority Map No. SZ325 (Courtesy State Archives of NSW)


1856 Edward David S. Ogilvie

[2 volumes diaries of travels including Upper Hunter: the land fenced and the Kooris disappearing, as I recall - Denis to check]

 


1856 P. Francis Adams

Plan of Flag Staff Hill Newcastle shewing the area (edged yellow) within which messrs Moorhead and Young are to be limited in working for coal containing 13 acres.


1857 John Askew

Askew, John . A voyage to Australia & New Zealand including a visit to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Hunter's River, Newcastle, Maitland and Auckland : with a summary of the progress and discoveries made in each colony from its founding to the present time / by a steerage passenger, John Askew. London : Simpkin Marshall, 1857. AUCH - RB/COLL 919.4 ASKE

Read an account of a visit to Newcastle and Maitland in the 1850s. John Askew describes a coach trip down the Maitland Road, as well as a stop over at Platt's Hill at a place he called "Ironbark Farm". The book by John Askew is entitled A voyage to Australia & New Zealand including a visit to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Hunter's River, Newcastle, Maitland and Auckland : with a summary of the progress and discoveries made in each colony from its founding to the present time / by a steerage passenger, John Askew Published London : Simpkin Marshall, 1857.The excerpt of Askew's trip to Newcastle begins on page 237 and ends on page 316, and is presented here, in full as a 1.84 MB PDF document. View Askew (1.84MB PDF) View Askew (Better quality) (3.23MB PDF) View Askew (4.51MB PDF OCR)


1859 Frank Fowler

Fowler, Frank, 1833-1863. Southern lights and shadows / by Frank Fowler ; introduction by R.G. Geering. Sydney : Sydney University Press, 1975. Auchmuty - Book919.4/251

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