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Item:181853
Surname:Blaxland (Industry)
First Name:George
Ship:-
Date:22 May 1826
Place:Newcastle
Source:NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, 1826-1827 (Ancestry)
Details:John McNamara per ship Ann and Amelia in the service of Mr. G Blaxland charged with neglect of duty in absenting himself from his masters premises of which he had charge. Mr. G. Blaxland junior states; the prisoner has charge of my fathers salt works when I am elsewhere engaged. For some time past I have had reason to be dissatisfied with his conduct and I desired the constables to look after him having been informed that he has taken every advantage of my absence to absent himself from the premises entrusted to his charge, especially at night when his presence there is most required to protect the property from depredation. William Turvey constable states - for some time past I have frequently met the prisoner in the town in the evenings about dusk, but he has always told me he was going on his masters business. last night I met him in the street after dark and took him into custody and apprized Mr. Blaxland of my having done so. The prisoner admitted the charge and was sentenced to 50 lashes
Item:74883
Surname:Bloomfield Boiling Down Establishment (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1850 22 May
Place:Murrurundi
Source:MM
Details:Thomas Haydon advertising new boiling down facility
Item:85903
Surname:Burwood Colliery (Newcastle, Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 20 September
Place:Burwood Colliery Newcastle
Source:MM
Details:H & J. Donaldson advertising to employ a few steady miners.industrious men could earn 10/- per day
Item:85737
Surname:Burwood Copper Smelter (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 10 September
Place:Newcastle
Source:MM
Details:Vessel 'Wanderer' sailed on 2nd Sept., for Sydney with coals and 3 1/2 tons copper in tiles and ingots being a sample of the maiden produce of the Newcastle Copper Smelting Company's works at Burwood
Item:85710
Surname:Burwood Copper Smelter (Newcastle) (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 6 September
Place:Dr. Mitchell's Burwood Estate
Source:MM
Details:Situated in a small glen 3 miles from Newcastle. Surrounded with hills forming a natural amphitheatre abutting on the shore known as the Long Beach. Superintendent Mr. Morgan
Item:81963
Surname:Burwood Copper Smelting Works (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 15 February
Place:Burwood
Source:MM
Details:First consignment of copper ore received per the 'Catherine'. Smelting operations to commence soon as furnaces etc almost completed
Item:39821
Surname:Burwood Estate (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1846
Place:-
Source:-
Details:Copper smelter developed by James Mitchell in 1846
Item:79549
Surname:Burwood mine (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1850 6 November
Place:Newcastle
Source:MM
Details:Being steadily worked by the Messrs. Donaldson
Item:81964
Surname:Burwood Mines (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 15 February
Place:Burwood
Source:MM
Details:Cargo of coals from Donaldson's Burwood mines to San Francisco on the ship 'Chief'
Item:173895
Surname:Buxton (industry)
First Name:Thomas
Ship:-
Date:28 April 1902
Place:Newcastle
Source:NMH
Details:Mr. Thomas Buxton senior was one of the earlier residents in Newcastle. Years ago when the Rev. Threlkeld was mining for coal at Lake Macquarie, Mr. Buxton had a sawpit in that locaility and married his wife from the rev. gentlemans house. He continued the sawpit for a considerable time and later started a shop in the city, somewhere about the site of the shop now occupied by Abel and Co. This business was attended to by Mrs. Buxton whose maiden name was Mary Timmins. As the business increased the sawpit was given up and a much larger establishment occupied on the site now occupied by Sorby and Co and afterwards known as the Steam Packet Hotel. Here business flourished and Mr. Buxton rapidly accumulated money and property, acquiring the whole block from the Steam Packet Inn to the Centennial Hotel and the whole of the land from the corner where the Crystal Palace Hotel now stands to Alderman Millers shop. In many respects he was a quaint man and one of his characteristics was a passion for gold. Sovereigns were none too plentiful in the old days and the story is tole that he would give twenty one shillings at any time for a sovereign. If so, it was probably done because sovereigns were more easily stored than paper money. There were no banks in Newcastle at the time, and it is said that many of the old residents were in the habit of entrusting their money to his keeping each account being kept separate, and the money placed in a jar bearing the customers name and deposited upon shelves in a specially prepared room
Item:137090
Surname:Donaldson (Industry)
First Name:W & J
Ship:-
Date:1855 15 August
Place:Burwood Newcastle
Source:SMH
Details:Eleven year old James Patrick who was employed as a driver on the tramway at Burwood, seriously injured when he fell from the wagon and the wheel passed over his leg
Item:39596
Surname:Fisher & Donaldson Stockton Tweed Manufactory (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1848 25 March
Place:Stockton
Source:MM
Details:J.S. Barnett, Adelaide agent. Showing first consignment of tweeds to S.A. market
Item:75123
Surname:Fisher & Donaldson Stockton Tweed Manufactory (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1846 4 February
Place:Stockton
Source:MM
Details:Received 25 cases of machinery including 2 carding engines, 2 sets of spinning mules per 'General Hewitt' for the Stockton Factory
Item:84235
Surname:Fisher & Donaldson Stockton Tweed Manufactory (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 5 July
Place:Stockton
Source:MM
Details:Tweed Cloth Manufactory almost completely destroyed by fire. The flames of the furnaces of the 'willy house' ignited some of the adjoining wood work and spread to the washing house and carding room. Due to the exertions of Captain Hyde of the 'Oriental' F
Item:84363
Surname:Fisher & Donaldson Stockton Tweed Manufactory (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1851 12 July
Place:Stockton
Source:MM
Details:Estimated loss in the fire at the manufactory at 25 thousand pounds
Item:84913
Surname:Fisher & Donaldson Stockton Tweed Manufactory (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1844 18 May
Place:Stockton
Source:MM
Details:Colonial Black Tweed manufactured by Fisher & Donaldson. Believed to be the first black cloth manufactured in the colony
Item:49585
Surname:Fordwich Boiling Establishment (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1845 5 July
Place:Fordwich
Source:MM
Details:A. Blaxland. Extensive additions to Boiling Down facility
Item:45845
Surname:Fordwick Boiling Establishment (Industry)
First Name:-
Ship:-
Date:1844 3 August
Place:near Darlington
Source:MM
Details:Blaxland
Item:137102
Surname:Howden (Industry)
First Name:John
Ship:-
Date:1856 16 September
Place:Newcastle
Source:SMH
Details:Developed a new model for a coal tram wagon. Square body, the tail board being moveable to facilitate loading and the whole body moving on two rollers in grooves half way along the carriage. On reaching this point a lever, so placed to disconnect the tail of the Wagon from the frame and at the same time unlock the lower part of the front board is raised. The body tips off and its contents are shot out
Item:173857
Surname:Hughes (Industry)
First Name:Moses
Ship:-
Date:19 April 1902
Place:Newcastle
Source:NMH
Details:Mr. Moses Hughes came to Sydney about 37 years ago and started manufacturing fire bricks at Fitzroy and then went to Balmain, where he also carried on business. Thirty five years ago he started the business of Hughes and Drury as fire brick makers at Merewether. Four years later Drury left the business and Mr. Moses Hughes continued adding the manufacture of potteryware to the work. He was the first to introduce pipe making by machinery in this district. Mr. Moses Hughes died in 1879 and the business was then carried on by his son, the late Mr. Samuel Hughes who died in 1900. Another son Mr. Moses Hughes still survives and resides in Merewether. The works are carried on by Mr. Henry Hughes, a son of the late Mr. Samuel Hughes on behalf of his mother and another grandson Mr. F. Hughes is employed at the works

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