Early Newcastle – The Fettered and the Free
A comprehensive record of the first twenty years of permanent European settlement at Newcastle.
This work is a comprehensive record of the first twenty years of permanent European settlement at Newcastle. It comprises four distinct parts:
Part 1 provides an outline of the development of Newcastle from the custodianship of the Indigenous people to the closing days of the penal settlement.
Part 2 is a database of those in Newcastle between 1804 and 1824. About 4500 individuals are listed including some 750 soldiers. As well as noting the ship and year of arrival, any further transportation is listed as well as references for further information.
Part 3 of the publication contains stories of selected individuals who had some part to play in Newcastle’s early history.
Part 4: includes eight appendices which add to the broad scope of the work.
The publication is fully indexed.