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Item: 132180
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1909 27 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: 50 to 70 feet of the breakwater wall at the end broken right away and the rails of the tramline twisted in a destructive gale


 
Item: 132183
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1896 12 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Colonist - PapersPast
Details: 'It has been said the Newcastle Breakwater benefited from the stone taken from Nelson' Boulder Bank as ballast


 
Item: 132184
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1870 29 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Hundreds lined the Breakwater leading to Nobbys to observe the barque 'Rialto' which was wrecked on the Oyster Bank on Christmas Day in a violent gale. Nine crew members saved


 
Item: 132187
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1839 1 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: SH
Details: Breakwater inspected by the Governor on his return from Maitland to Sydney on about 3rd or 4th April 1839


 
Item: 133319
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1839 3 June
Place: Newcastle
Source: This errant lady: Jane Franklin's overland journey to Port Philip and Sydney p. 141
Details: Description of the Breakwater by Lady Jane Franklin - Mainly composed of friable sandstone of the hill. The outer stones are of harder texture & taken from round the cliff to the South. Height of the breakwater above sea about 30 feet, breadth of top double but at the base much greater. At the end of Breakwater depth of water 6 fathoms deep but the greater part of distance beyond is shoal water. 3 railroads for carts impelled by brown & yellow gangs at work on it.


 
Item: 137098
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1855 20 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Courier, Hobart
Details: Three new breaches of the Breakwater. The obelisk on the breakwater which served as a guide for shipping, crumbling fast from the oexposed nature of its position


 
Item: 174155
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 23 November 1910
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Correspondence in December 1845 from Major Crummer to the Colonial Secretary regarding an altercation between convict George Pope and Lance Sergeant Tracey of the 99th regiment who was employed as one of the overseers in charge of the prisoners in irons working on the breakwater. Tracey resided near the workshops on the hill adjoining the Signal Station... George Pope was requested by John Smith to secure some of his horses being driven away by Sergeant Tracey and an altercation took place. Major Crummer requested advice on the matter as George Pope had never been brought into question in the four years he had been at Newcastle. Major Last also gave Tracey a high character


 
Item: 180336
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 4 February 1848
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions Letter Book
Details: Correspondence re the intention to break up the Stockade at Newcastle and details of difficulties in repairing the breakwater


 
Item: 132179
Surname: Newcastle Breakwater (Macquarie's Pier)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1947 5 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Entry from Macquarie's diary - the setting of foundation stone of Macquarie's Pier at 4pm 5th May 1818. (should be 5th August 1818) Governor Macquarie accompanied to the site by Captain Wallis, Rev. Cowper, Major Antill, Lieutenant Macquarie and James Meehan


 
Item: 111332
Surname: Newcastle Breakwaters
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1906 10 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: The Breakwater on the Stockton side extended until the wall of stones has reached the wreck of the Adolphe. Work to commence on the Southern breakwater as well. Stone tipping to commence



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