Macquarie Collector's Chest c 1818 Australian red cedar, NSW Rosewood, brass fittings, oil paint, glass, and natural history specimens Purchased 2004 Collections of the State Library of NSW
2 March 2013 – 5 May 2013
A State Library of New South Wales and Newcastle Art Gallery partnership exhibition
Sponsored by Noble Resources International Australia

The exhibition Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era features rarely seen artworks and maps telling the fascinating story of the development of the early colony to Newcastle. It also features the recently discovered Wallis album and the iconic Macquarie Collectors Chest which will return to Newcastle for the first time in 195 years to be displayed beside the Newcastle Chest – a contemporary response.

Highlights include rare images of Awabakal people, paintings of Newcastle by convict artist Joseph Lycett, early views of Nobbys and a stunning panorama of the city by Edward Close.

Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era aims to share the fascinating and little-known stories of Newcastle’s origins as a coal centre, major port and cultural centre.

Related Documents:
Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era image kit (pdf)
Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era education kit (pdf)
Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era art trail (pdf)

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