The Limits of Animal Powered Transportation: Table Top Wool Wagons
The Table Top Wool Wagon is among the largest animal-drawn road vehicles ever built. It was a unique Australian invention, built to transport wool from sheep farms to train stations and harbours. As many as forty bullocks, or thirty horses, pulled the vehicles over distances of up to 1600 km. Table Top Wool Wagons (also known as "jinkers" or "ships of the desert") appeared at the end of the nineteenth century and remained in use until the (continues on page)
Suicide of Ned Kelly's Niece - Twisted History | Limelight Tours
On this day ………… 11th February 1897 An inquest was held at Greta, near Benalla, to ascertain the cause of the death of Ellen Skillion, 22 years of age, a niece of the notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly. A verdict that the deceased committed suicide by drowning was returned. The deceased was a daughter of the […]
[Tall Ships at Stockton NSW, n.d.]
Source: livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/41689 This image was scanned from the original glass negative taken by Ralph Snowball. It is part of the Norm Barney Photographic Collection, held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. This image can be used for study and personal research purposes. If you wish to reproduce this image for any other purpose you must obtain permission by contacting the University of Newcastle's Cultural Collections. If you…
Postcard of the wreck of the Adolphe, Stockton, NSW, [n.d.]
Scan of a postcard of the Adolphe. The postcard was kindly loaned to the University of Newcastle by Robert McLardy. The original document is held in a private collection. This publication is not available for viewing at Cultural Collections Reading Room, and no higher resolution images are available.
Nineteen Windjammers, Stockton, NSW, Australia, 1912.
Taken by Newcastle Morning Herald photographer from Newcastle Wharf. This image was scanned from a photograph in the Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society archives which are held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, Australia. If you have any information about this photograph, please contact us. Please contact us if you are the subject of the image, or know the subject of the image, and have cultural or other reservations about the image being displayed on this…
Sailing ships at Stockton Wharves, Newcastle, New South Wales
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William J Hall collection. The Hall collection combines photographs from both William J Hall and his father William F Hall. The images provide an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour, from the 1890s to the 1930s – from large racing and cruising yachts, to the many and varied skiffs jostling on the harbour, to the new phenomenon of motor boating in the early twentieth century. The collection also…