Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Historical Documents on Nobbys Lighthouse Digitised

The University's Coal River Working Party released two digitised historical reports relating to the Light House and the proposed blowing up of Nobby's Island dating from 1852 and 1854 respectively.

The two reports were prepared for the Legislative Council of the Government of New South Wales and contain eye witness testimony and illustrations. They form part of an online library of historical documents digitised and made available to the local community relating to Newcastle's historic Coal River Precinct.

1852, August 31st. New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. Select Committee. Newcastle Light House. Report from the Select Committee on Newcastle Light House with Appendix and Minutes of Evidence. Ordered, By the Council, to be printed 31st August 1852. Sydney: Government Printing Office, 1852. [1.1MB PDF file]

1854, July 18th. New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. Nobby's Island. Laid upon the Council Table by The Colonial Secretary, and Ordered by the Council to be Printed, 18th July, 1854. Papers relating to the blowing up of Nobby's Island. [727KB PDF file] Thanks to the New South Wales Parliamentary Archivist.

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