IMAGE GALLERY

PEOPLE

The following images, drawn from miscellaneous sources, illustrate key Awabakal people, and other non-Aboriginal people who have played a role in the Aboriginal history of the Newcastle Lake Macquarie region.

Birabahn

1. "Biraban (McGill)", 1839, from John Fraser's, An Australian Language (Fraser 1892: 88a.)

Alfred T. Agage, "M'Gill"

2. "M'Gill", drawn by the the artist Alfred T. Agate of the United States Exploring Expedition, who visited Lake Macquarie in December 1839. This illustration appeared in C. Wilkes' Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes 1845: 254), and was reproduced for Threlkeld's Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language (1850),

A "New Holland Boy"

3. A "New Holland Boy", illustration in C. Wilkes' Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes 1845: 254).

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Richard Browne, "Magill" (Birabahn)

4. "Magill" (Birabahn). Watercolour ; 26.8 x 22 cm., c. 1819, by convict artist, Richard Browne of Newcastle, 1776-1824. National Library of Australia.

Dry Plate Photograph of Rev L E Threlkeld, 1788-1859

5. Dry Plate Photograph of Rev L E Threlkeld, 1788-1859. Not dated, but probably taken not long before his death in 1859. The daguerrotype, the first commercial photographic system, was licensed by its inventor to the French government in 1839. State Library of New South Wales Picture Collection.

Reverend Dr. John Fraser

6. Reverend Dr. John Fraser (1834-1904), author of An Australian Language (Fraser 1892). Image from Maitland and District Historical Society, A New History of Maitland. Maitland: Maitland City Council, 1983: 35.

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Margaret

7. Margaret, died 14 October 1894 in Newcastle Hospital. Image curtesy of Nola, Leah and Kerrie (nee Powell).

Awabakal women

8. Awabakal women Leah, Nola and Kerrie (nee Powell).