© 2018 Greg & Sylvia RAY
Panorama of Newcastle, circa 1902.

Panorama of Newcastle, circa 1902.

This delightful panoramic view of Newcastle Harbour, taken from Cathedral Hill, was created between 1899 and 1907 by Charleston Studios, a prominent photographic presence in the city at the time.

It has been scanned from a folding copy in an old pamphlet and the digital copy has been carefully restored by Sylvia Ray.

In the front right is a portion of the since-dismantled Cathedral graveyard. Stockton shows large in the background, with the masts of the sunken ship Regent Murray (lost in 1899) poking above the waterline at the end of the Oyster Bank. The old David Cohen warehouse is the big building almost in the centre of the picture. This building burned down in January 1908, so this feature assists in dating the photograph.

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