C1858

Harbour of Newcastle N.S.W.

Very rare, and important early map of Newcastle by Henry Taylor Plews with locations of coal pits, proposed extension of the Great Northern Railway line along port. Shown is the Australian Agricultural Company’s railway line from its D and F … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Harbour of Newcastle N.S.W.

Date:

C1858

Condition:

Split along right hand side fold, experly reinforced, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

525mm 
x 420mm

Paper Size: 

547mm 
x 442mm
AUTHENTICITY
Harbour of Newcastle N.S.W. - Antique Map from 1858

Genuine antique
dated:

1858

Description:

Very rare, and important early map of Newcastle by Henry Taylor Plews with locations of coal pits, proposed extension of the Great Northern Railway line along port.

Shown is the Australian Agricultural Company’s railway line from its D and F pits. The company had been granted 2,000 acres of land by the British Government to pursue coal mining anywhere in New South Wales. After unsuccessfully searching for suitable land near Sydney it selected land on the western boundary of the township of Newcastle.

From;  Transactions of the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers

Collections:
Not in Trove, (not found in any Australian institutional collection.)

 

Henry Taylor Plews (1831 - 1885)

Plews was an civil engineer born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 02 May 1831 to Thomas Plews and Janet Mackay. He married Matilda Jane Lenehan. He studied in England under a Mr. Stephenson. His experience was very extensive during his time and after a time he left and went to Mr. T.E. Foster, where he remained for three years. Afterwards he emigrated to New South Wales to survey and examine the Australian Agricultural Company mines and a railway in the Hunter district. He enumerated several other works he had been engaged upon, one of the last of which was the Tramway Company. He worked in New Caledonia for the French Government in railway matters. In 1862 he was appointed Government Engineer of Roads for the Northern Districts.

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