Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A. 6m long section
Browne 1812 60 x 202cm
Caption: Browne, T.R. (1776 - 1824). Newcastle, in New South Wales, with a distant view of Point Stephen,1812 and View of Hunters River, near Newcastle, New South Wales, 1812. Copper Engraving. Photographer: Bruce Turnbull. Courtesy Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
Newcastle 1818 60 x 152cm
Caption: Campbell, Sophia, 1777-1833. Sophia Campbell Sketchbook [1818?] Courtesy National Library of Australia.
B. 10m long section
Sophia Campbell 1821 (60 x 615cm)
Allan Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic (2008) Sophia (60 x 615cm)
Caption: Panorama of Newcastle 1821. Panorama of Newcastle : watercolour drawings by Edward Close - Sophia Campbell. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales.
Rae Newcomon 1849 (60 x 436cm)
Caption: Rae, John, 1813-1900. Newcastle in 1849. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales.
C. 5m long section
Rae Photo 1878 (60 x 326cm)
Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic (2008) Rae (60 x 326cm)
Caption: Rae, John, 1813-1900. [Panoramic photograph of Newcastle, 1878-1882, taken from Barker Street, possibly from The Obelisk] -- 4 albumen photoprints
from Sketches in New South Wales in the olden time 1842 - 1859 by John Rae, M.A. / album of watercolour panoramas and photographs of watercolour sketches. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales.
"Newcastle on the Edge" : Panoramic Visions of Newcastle on the Coquun - Hunter River
was kindly sponsored by the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Associate Professor Allan Chawner
Cultural Collections of the University of Newcastle Library
Inter Library Loans Team of the University of Newcastle Library
History Week 2008 Committee: Ann Hardy, Evelyn King, Gionni Di Gravio, Dr Victoria Haskins.
History Council of New South Wales
The National Library of Australia
The Newcastle Maritime Centre
The Newcastle Region Art Gallery
The State Library of New South Wales
The University of Newcastle Coal River Working Party
Browne, T.R. (1776 - 1824). View of Hunters River, near Newcastle, New South Wales. 1812; and Newcastle, in New South Wales, with a distant view of Point Stephen. 1812. (316 KB) Copper Engraving. Photographer Bruce Turnbull. (Courtesy Newcastle Region Art Gallery)
Presented as a complete Panorama identified by Mr Russell Rigby, and prepared as a 360 Quicktime Panorama by Mr Michael Meany.
Panorama of Newcastle 1821. [Panorama of Newcastle : watercolour drawings by Edward Close - Sophia Campbell] (Courtesy State Library of New South Wales)
Full View Panorama (1.35MB) prepared as a 360 Quicktime Panorama by Mr Michael Meany. Be sure to view with the Quicktime Viewer for 360 effect.
Due to the difficulties of photographing the 1849 Rae Panorama in today's setting, we have decided to avoid that one, and stick with the six others.
The wall of the Maritime Centre are in 3 sections; 6m, 10m and 5m long respectively.
Allan has factored that they will need to be around 60 cm high to fit. We have six panoramas to fill the spaces.
Campbell (1820) with Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic image (2008)
Rae (1883) with Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic (2008)
We are aiming to have them as large as we can fit, the walls also protrude, so the boards will need to be flexible. Allan is now proceeding to the printers to get quotes, they will also install them as well. He will also seek their advice on what boards will be suitable for the job. We need to also be aware that they need to be very secure, as there has been some theft in the area.