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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


 
Item: 47656
Surname: Hunter River Soap Works (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1845 11 January
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: F. Nainby


 
Item: 94621
Surname: Hunter River Steaming Down Establishment (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 18 September
Place: Hexham
Source: MM
Details: Nott & Grenfell relinquished the Windemere Boiling Down establishment and erecting new premises near Hexham to be known as 'The Hunter River Steaming Down Establishment'


 
Item: 85994
Surname: Ikin's Cabinet Manufactory (industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1851 24 September
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Situated in front of J.J. McNeal's coach building business


 
Item: 180333
Surname: Industry - Newcastle
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 5 February 1848
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions Letter Book
Details: Letter 48/38. - Correspondence re the Return of Mines and Manufactories at Newcastle in 1847 - Of the five manufactories the Potteries was included under that heading and the remaining four were not returned for the following reasons - The Rope manufactory was removed from the district. Brewing has long ceased to be carried on. The Smelting Works being incomplete and inoperative were prematurely included in last years Return. The non return of the Salt works attached to the Island was an accidental omission. With reference to the mines, three of the Mines are at the property of the A.A. Company, one at the property of William Brown of Loch End had not been worked and the fifth was only worked for about six months


 
Item: 140745
Surname: Maitland Industry
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1848 3 June
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: 5 or 6 boiling down establishments in the vicinity of Maitland - Legislative council minutes


 
Item: 58856
Surname: Maitland Soap Works (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1845 12 April
Place: West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Stock in trade, household furniture, horse, dray and Plant to be sold by auction. Proprietor directing his attention to other pursuits


 
Item: 96033
Surname: Mears & Buston (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 6 November
Place: near the Falls West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Tobacco manuactory. Advetisement


 
Item: 96034
Surname: Mears, Forster & Ellicott (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 6 November
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Cash purchasers of wool sheepskins and hides


 
Item: 49984
Surname: Morpeth Boiling down Establishment (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1844 5 October
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: F.J. King


 
Item: 77236
Surname: Newcastle Coal Mines (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1805 5 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Account by John Platt of the coal mines 'on the sea side of Govt. House'


 
Item: 78081
Surname: Newcastle Coal Mines (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1825 24 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: Australian
Details: Coal procured in 12mths that Captain Gillman commanded exceeded quantity procured in any preceding year. Another coal pit being sunk


 
Item: 78520
Surname: Newcastle Coal Mines (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1828 30 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: Australian
Details: Coal Mine sunk in Colonel Morisset's time fallen in. Another mine opened producing 15 tons per day.


 
Item: 78811
Surname: Newcastle Coal mines (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1832 14 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: SH
Details: Strata of stone in the shaft where miners working. Question whether stone to be blasted or new shaft opened


 
Item: 79414
Surname: Newcastle Coal Mines (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1850 19 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Serious accident at Newcastle. Young man's arm severed when he slipped between the coal wagons


 
Item: 31960
Surname: Newcastle Copper Smelting Company (industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 6 September 1851
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Correspondence regarding the Newcastle Copper Smelting Company at Burwood where a quantity of pure copper from ores imported from New Zealand and South Australia


 
Item: 50800
Surname: Newcastle Iron Foundry (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1843 7 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: New iron foundry at Newcastle


 
Item: 85711
Surname: Newcastle Meat Preserving (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1843 7 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: New process for preserving meat


 
Item: 44820
Surname: Newcastle Meat Preserving Establishment (Industry)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1848 26 August
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Charles Gedye, manager, advertising to employ tin plate workers



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