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1791

- Discovery of Coal by escaping convicts in 1791

1793

- Launch of the Francis

1797

- Hunter River Discovered 1797

1800

- Discovery of Lake Macquarie

1800

- Pirates Seize the Norfolk

1801

- Lieutenant James Grant

1801

- Expedition to the Hunter River

1801

- Ensign Barrallier

1801

- Caley, George - Botanist. Expedition to the Hunter River

1801

- John Harris, surgeon. Expedition to the Hunter River

1801

- Colliers Point and the First Settlement at Newcastle

1802

- Early Convict Coal Miners

1804

- Castle Hill Rebellion

1804

- Second Settlement

1804

- Lieutenant Charles Menzies - Royal Marine. Commandant at Newcastle 1804

1804

- James Mileham, surgeon

1804

- Convicts from the Castle Hill Rebellion

1804

- John Tucker - Appointed Store keeper at Newcastle in 1804

1804

4 - Thomas Brady - Irish rebel

1804

- Cedar Getters - Correspondence from Lieut. Menzies re the difficulties of procuring cedar

1804

- Description of the fate of Convict Pirates at the hand of natives near Newcastle

1804

- Charles Throsby. Assistant surgeon and magistrate at Newcastle

1804

- Thomas Desmond - bushranger

1804

- Robert Brown - botanist

1805

- Instructions to Ensign Draffen

1805

- Charles Throsby to Newcastle on the Francis in March

1805

- Lieut. William Lawson Temporary Commandant

1806

- John Fitzgerald - bushranger

1806

- Pirates at Newcastle - The fate of convict escapees

1807

- Government Rules - to prevent prisoners having any contact with the outside world

1808

- Lime Burners Gang

1808

- George Crossley - Arrived on the Hillsborough in 1799.

1808

- William Gore - convict

1808

- Sir Henry Browne Hayes - convict

1808

- Murder at Newcastle

1809

- Lieutenant William Lawson, Commandant

1809

- Thomas Crump - Boat builder. Arrived on the Surprize in 1794

1810

- Governor Macquarie's Notice re free pardons

1810

- Correspondence of Lieut Lawson re state of the settlement

1810

- Roger Farrell's Correspondence re injustices he had suffered at Newcastle

1810

- Newcastle Penal Settlement - Under command of Lieut. John Purcell of 73rd Regiment

1810

- William Evans - appointed assistant surgeon in 1810

1811

- Lieut. Thomas Skottowe, Commandant

1811

- James Hardy Vaux wrote his Memoirs including the Vocabulary of the Flash Language

1811

- Garrett Armstrong - bushranger

1811

- Governor Macquarie's Tour of Inspection

1812

- William Harrison Craig - Convict artist, arrived on the Guildford in 1812.

1813

- Convict Assignment and Punishment - Government Orders

1814

- Pirates Seize the Speedwell

1814

- Walter Preston - Engraver

1814

- William Eckford - harbour pilot

1814

- Thompson, Lieutenant Thomas - 46th regt., Commandant at Newcastle 1814 - 1816

1815

- Newcastle Port Regulations

1815

- Drowned in the Hunter River

1815

- Joseph Lycett - Convict artist

1815

- Gentleman John Smith - sent to Newcastle in 1815

1816

- Newcastle Gaol

1816

- Captain James Wallis - Commandant

1816

- Henry Wrensford - Newcastle's first school master

1816

- Shipwrecks at Newcastle

1816

- The brig Kangaroo arrived at Newcastle

1817y

- Francis Beattie - Innkeeper

1817

- Death of Private Peter Connachton

1818

- Major James Thomas Morisset, Commandant

1818

- Governor Macquarie's Visit to Newcastle

1818

- A Description of Newcastle Aboriginal people - By traveller W.B. Cramp

1820

- James McGreavy - innkeeper

1820

- Frederick Dixon arrived in Newcastle

1820

- Boatbuilder - Fortisco de Santo

1820

- Abraham Fenton - Appointed Assistant Surgeon at Newcastle

1820

- Newcastle in 1820 - Newspaper Extracts - Death of Burrigan in October

1820

- Coal Fire Beacon at Newcastle built when E.C. Close was employed as Engineer at Newcastle

1820

- Botany Bay Hero, Michael Keane arrived on the Seaflower in 1820

1821

- Christ Church opened for service

1821

- John Bingle arrived as second officer on the convict ship Minerva

1821

- Alexander Livingstone arrived as chief officer on the Jessie

1821

- Rev. George Augustus Middleton appointed to Newcastle

1821

- William Smith - overseer of boat builders. Arrived on ship Larkins in 1817

1821

- Edward C. Close, engineer of Public Works

1822

- Henry Dangar surveyed the streets in 1822 - 1823

1822

- George Brooks appointed assistant surgeon at Newcastle

1822

- Bells played an important part in the lives of our ancestors

1822

- Convicts at Newcastle in 1822 - Newspaper extracts

1822

- A List of Buildings at Newcastle

1822

- Cottage Creek

1822

- Convicts from Penal settlement moved to Port Macquarie

1823

- Henry Gillman - Commandant

1824

- Newcastle in 1824 - Newcastle Extracts

1824

- Lieutenant Thomas Owen Engineer of Public Works and Naval Officer

1824

- Francis Allman - Commandant

1825

- Newcastle in 1825 - Newspaper Extracts

1825

- Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld - permitted to reside at the government cottage at Newcastle

1825

- Pirates Seize the cutter Eclipse

1825

- Charles Hughes assistant-pilot

1825

- Horse Patrols and the Mounted Police

1826

- Gregory Blaxland opened salt works

1826

- Explosion at Newcastle - children killed

1826

- A description of Newcastle and Maitland

1826

- Attempt to Seize the Gurnett

1826

- Duncan Forbes Mackay Superintendent of Public Works at Newcastle in 1826

1827

- Old convict barracks

1827

- Signal Flags at Newcastle - township was lacking in government funding.

1827

- Samuel Wright - Superintendent of Police at Newcastle

1828

- The Bank of Newcastle - First Provincial Bank established in the Colony

1828

- Newcastle Publicans

1828

- Newcastle in 1828

1828

- Richard Binder - Innkeeper

1828

- James and Nancy McClymont - innkeepers

1828

- Arnold Fisk - harbour master and pilot

1829

- Newcastle in 1829

1829

- Alexander Walker Scott Granted 2560 acres of land at Ash Island in 1829

1830s

- Cumberland at Newcastle

1830

- Female Factory at Newcastle

1830

- James Reid resided at Newcastle 1830s and 1840s

1830

- Australian Agricultural Company

1830

0 - Sea Grave Yard

1830

- Executions at Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter Valley in 1830s and 1840s

1831

- John Butler Hewson - constable and innkeeper

1831

- First Mine at Newcastle - A. A. Company

1831

- A. A. Company miners

1831

- Hunter River Steamers

1831

- Sophie Jane Steamer - a voyage to Newcastle on the Sophie Jane

1831

- Commander Edward Biddulph

1831

- Rev. Charles Pleydell Neale Wilton appointed to the chaplaincy at Newcastle

1833

- Governor Bourke to Newcastle

1833

- William Cromarty - pilot

1834

- John Field - gaoler

1835

- William Atkinson - bushranger

1836

- Governor Bourke to Newcastle

1836

- Military Barracks at Newcastle

1837

- James Henry Crummer - Magistrate at Newcastle 1837 - 1849

1837

- George Jackson - harbour master and pilot

1838

-Miner at Newcastle - refusal to work

1839

- Frank the Poet arrived on the Eliza convict ship in 1832

1839

- Richard Tasker Furlong, Engineer and Superintendent at No. 3 Stockade

1839

- United States Exploring Expedition

1839

- Wreck of the King William Steamer

1840s

- William Wilton, Medical Practitioner

1840

- Robert Lorn Pattison - steam boat captain

1840

- Cabbage Tree Hats

1841

- The Old Court-house at Newcastle 1841 - 1900

1842

- Bushrangers near Newcastle escape from the stockade

1843

- Long Tom Forrester - Bushranger. Executed at Newcastle

1843

- Stockton History and Links

1844

- Governor Gipps' Visit to Newcastle

1844

- Journal of a Voyage from Sydney to Newcastle and Maitland - by David Burn

1844

- Edward Last, assistant engineer at Newcastle Stockade

1844

- Miners' Arms

1845

- George Elde Darby, Surveyor and Headmaster

1847

- John Edward Stacy, Medical practitioner

1847

- Reminiscences of George Priest - Description of Newcastle in 1840s and 1850s

1847

- Alexander Gamack - Medical Practitioner and Surgeon at Newcastle

1849

- Boom in shipping with advent of California fleet and gold discovery

1849

- John Edward Newell Bull - Superintendent of the breakwater

1850

- Obelisk erected on site of the old brick and stone windmill

1850

- Richard Beacher - pilot

185

- Alexander Flood - innkeeper

1850s

- Reminiscences of Colin Christie

1850s

- Reminiscences of Albert Hudson and Robert Fleming

1850s

- Reminiscences Hugh Gilmour

1852

- Report on the Sandhills at Newcastle

1853

- Richard Ryther Steer Bowker

1853

- Presbyterian Church St. Andrews opened on site of the first military barracks

1853

- Branch of Bank of NSW opened

1854

- Branch of Bank of Australasia opened

1854

- Firsts warden of Newcastle District Council John Edward Stacey

1855

- Iron gang and convict establishment abandoned

1855

- Last of the Military left Newcastle

1855

- No. 3 Battery Volunteer Artillery formed

1855

- County Electors in Newcastle

1856

- Port of Newcastle

1857

- Railway between Newcastle and Maitland on March 30th

1858

- Signal Staff at Newcastle

1858

- Coal Mines at Newcastle by Henry T. Plews

1859

- Incorporation of the City of Newcastle

1859

- James Hannell elected first Mayor

1860s

- Reminiscences of James Charles Davies

1860s

- Reminiscences of Owen Ahern

1861

- Cosby William Morgan - Honorary Medical Office - Newcastle Hospital

1861

- Rob the Ranter - Observer and commentator

1861

- Harbour Lights- leading lights at Newcastle

1861

- Newcastle Lifeboats

1863

- Old convict-built hospital converted from a gaol by Capt. Wallis, pulled down

1863

- Ceremony for the laying of the Foundation stone of the Hunter-street Church

1865

- New hospital built

1867

- 5000 persons in the borough

1867

- Gas first turned on 29 October

1868

- William Brooks Mayor of Newcastle

1870

- Newcastle in 1870 - People and Places

1870s

- Lady Jane Barton, wife of Sir Edmund Barton

1870

- Joseph Walmsley - Innkeeper, City Arms

1870

- W. A. Sparke Mayor Newcastle

1870

- Adamstown History

1870

- Remnants of the old Gaol pulled down

1871

- Newcastle population 7581

1872

- Post Office building in Watt street completed

1872

- A. A. P. Tighe, Mayor of Newcastle

1875

- John James Coombes, Convict Ship Captain and later wharfinger at Newcastle

1870s

- Reminiscences of Benjamin Joseph Oliver

1874

- E. A. White, Mayor of Newcastle

1875

- Gas street lighting commenced

1876

- F. J. Shaw, Mayor of Newcastle

1877

- Custom House Time-ball completed

1877

- First asphalt paths laid

1877

- George Wallace, Mayor of Newcastle

1878

- Railway Station erected

1880

- Samuel Chapman, Mayor of Newcastle

1880

- City Baths

1880

- Reminiscences of Watt Street, Newcastle

1881

- Joseph Creer, Mayor of Newcastle

1881

- Population of Newcastle 8986

1882

- Thomas Brooks, Mayor of Newcastle

1883

- William Laing, Mayor of Newcastle

1884

- Stewart Keightley, Mayor of Newcastle

1885

- Newcastle proclaimed a City

1885

- C. W. Morgan, Mayor of Newcastle

1886

- John Thorn, Mayor of Newcastle

1887

- G. W. Webb, Mayor of Newcastle

1887

- Tramway to Plattsburg. The first trip was on July 7th; there were three sections, Hamilton, Lambton and Plattsburg; The area around gaol hill was made the tram terminus

1888

- Henry Buchanan, Mayor of Newcastle

1889

- New hospital to be built

1890

- Colin Christie, Mayor of Newcastle

1891

- W. T. Gibb, Mayor of Newcastle

1892

- J. R. Rodgers, Mayor of Newcastle

1893

- A. F. Moore, Mayor of Newcastle

1894

- Alfred Asher, Mayor of Newcastle

1895

- Dr. May Harris - Newcastle's first female medical practitioner qualified in 1895

1895

- W. B. Sharp, Mayor of Newcastle

1896

- Thomas Smith, Mayor of Newcastle

1897

- David Miller, Mayor of Newcastle

1901

- Population of Newcastle 12,947

1916

- A Last Farewell - Anzac Day at Newcastle

1922

- Newcastle Baths officially opened in November 1922

1923

- Fleming Brothers Reunion sons of Peter Fleming re-unite at Newcastle

1932

- Newcastle of the Past

1947

- Australia's Strongest Sports Centre

1800s - 1900s

- Heritage Buildings in Newcastle

Hemsworth Huntington's History of Newcastle

Indigenous Notes and Links

Reminiscences of Watt Street Newcastle