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Virtual Coquun-Hunter River Project Guide:  1881 - 1900

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: 1881 - 1900

1881 R. G. Boodle

Boodle, R. G. The Life and labours of the Right Rev. William Tyrrell, D.D. : first Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales. London : Wells Gardner, Darton, [1881] AUCH - RB/COLL MILLS283.9442/2-2B


1883 Charles Harpur

Harpur, Charles, 1813-1868. Poems. Melbourne; Sydney: G. Robertson, 1883.Closed Stack-RED A821.2/H3-1 and AUCH - RB/COLL AUROUSS A821.89P/H2958/3.[Poet at Jerry's Plains]


1870s-1880s Travellers Guides

[Travellers Guides to NSW State Railways - similar to Lang: vivid descriptions of scenery - natural and manmade - along the Great Northern Railway in the Hunter Valley] [Crown copyright; Available in State Library - Denis to check]


1889 Charles Thomas Holmes

Please read a scanned excerpt from the unpublished manuscript Diary of Charles Thomas Holmes (1864-1926) relating to his trip to Newcastle on the 29th March 1889. (2.67MB PDF file)

Courtesy of Mrs Wendy Swan. We wish to thank Mrs Jean Hauser for her kind permission in allowing us to reproduce this manuscript account for our Coquun Hunter River site.


1890 Mark Twain

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. The complete travel books of Mark Twain, edited, with an introd., by Charles Neider. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1966-67 [1st ed.] Closed Stack-RED 813.49/T1-7 and 813.49/T1-8

The Cambridge companion to Mark Twain / edited by Forrest G. Robinson
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995. Auchmuty - Book 813.4 TWAI-2 ROBI


1891 G. Verschuur

At the antipodes : travels in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and South America, 1888-1889 / by G. Verschuur ; translated by Mary Daniels. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1891. AUCH - RB/COLL 910.41 VERS 1891


1896 Frank Hutchinson

New South Wales : the mother colony of the Australias / edited by Frank Hutchinson. Sydney, N.S.W. : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1896. AUCH - RB/COLL 994.4/8 [1820 and 1875 contrasted]


1898 Michael Davitt

Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906. Life and progress in Australasia / by Michael Davitt
London : Methuen & Co., 1898. Auchmuty - Book 330.994/31- 31B

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