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Item: 95124
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1831 29 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Governor visited the breakwater on a trip to Newcastle and expressed a desire that it could be completed


 
Item: 96585
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 11 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Legislative Council. Estimates for the year 1853 - 150 towards the Newcastle Breakwater


 
Item: 107166
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1840 14 February
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Burials p2
Details: John Wilson belonging to the Stockade at Newcastle accidentally killed on the works of the breakwater aged 37


 
Item: 107221
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1841 29 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Burials p5
Details: Edward Nightingale and Joseph Hudson, belonging to the ironed gang, accidentally killed near the breakwater.


 
Item: 110422
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1855 20 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Courier (Hobart)
Details: Breakerwater requiring repair. Also the 'obelisk' on the breakwater which served as a guide for shipping, crumbling


 
Item: 111329
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1836 16 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Colonel Barney's report on progress of the Breakwater since taking over in June 1836


 
Item: 111330
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1934 26 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Canberra Times
Details: Steamer 'Iron Monarch' went ashore on the northern breakwater of Newcastle Harbour


 
Item: 111331
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1855 1 August
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: The Stockade at the breakwater to be abolished. Prisoners to be transferred to Cockatoo Island


 
Item: 111333
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1854 21 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Archibald Clunes Innes appointed visiting Justice of the Breakwater Stockade


 
Item: 111335
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1848 26 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: 23 free men engaged to work at the repair of the Newcastle Breakwater under superintendence of M.W. Lewis junior, clerk of works. Damage in several places


 
Item: 111336
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1845 4 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: 1000 pounds voted by Legislative Council towards completing the breakwater at Newcastle. The remaining 100 yds of the whole 2687 ft could be completed in 12 or 15mths if enough men could be kept at work there


 
Item: 111337
Surname: Newcastle breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1854 1 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: 500 pounds voted by Legislative Council for the Newcastle breakwater


 
Item: 111338
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1881 2 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: 130,000 pounds voted in Legislative Council for improvements to Newcastle breakwater and Clarence harbour, Lake Macuarie and Port Jackson


 
Item: 111339
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1866 30 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Brisbane Courier
Details: Heavy gales damaged the light towers on the Newcastlbe breakwater and rendered it impracticable to exhibit the leading lights for taking the North Harbor.


 
Item: 111340
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1849 19 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: The Breakwater and Nobbys Island appointed places at which male offenders under order or sentence of transportation could be detained and liable to be kept at hard labour


 
Item: 111341
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1849 24 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Breaches in the breakwater after southerly gales.Immense stones som of them more than a ton dilodged from the upper part


 
Item: 111342
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1829 29 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Article re completing the Breakwater


 
Item: 112787
Surname: Newcastle breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1835 25 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Surveyor Nicholson moving from the charge of the western division road branch to Newcastle to superintend progress ofthe breakwater


 
Item: 132176
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1902 12 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Sydney Mail
Details: 20ft of the breakwater washed away in gale. 40 tons of stones brought from the quarry by railway to the end of the breakwater for repair. Locomotive driver Robert Reid seriously scalded by steam when an engine left the rails causing a block of stone to slip against the cab of the train


 
Item: 132177
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1947 5 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Article about Nobbys and construction of the Breakwater. 'The Foundation stone of the Macquarie pier has disappeared, and it is thought that when a later breakwater was being built the historic stone was dumped into the water, or it may have just fallen into the sea when parts of the breakwater collapsed. It is probably now buried under the present breakwater'



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