This painting is a reconstruction of Kings Wharf in the Port of Newcastle, NSW Australia, circa 1900. 

The building with the tower is still standing. It housed the Customs office and the tower had an important function. At the top of the tower was a pole to which a large black ball was affixed. Every day at noon the ball would drop so that the masters of ships in port could check the accuracy of the ship’s chronometers.

Kings Wharf was named after King George V. Earlier it had been named Queens Wharf after Queen Victoria. Ships arriving in Newcastle would discharge general cargo but would usually load coal, and sometimes bagged wheat for many world destinations.

In this painting the British barque Kilmeny, having discharged her inward cargo is being towed over to Stockton to await her turn to go under the coal tips at the Dyke which was a long strip of reclaimed land on the northern side of the Hunter River where the coal trains terminated and where the loading tips and cranes were situated.

Much of the coal loaded in Newcastle during this period was destined for Peru and Chile where it fuelled the railways and the steamers that traded to those parts. Today coal is still a major export from Newcastle, most of which is destined for China, Japan and Korea.

I composed this scene from the deck of the Stockton ferry and the park on the northern bank of the Hunter River where the ferry berths. While I have many photographs of this section of the Hunter River, I like to go to the actual spot even though there would be vast changes to the landscape and buildings.

PRINT DETAILS – select Regular or Large

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  29.5 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.6 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

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$75 AUD (includes shipping)

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Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Image: 40 x 56.9 (cm)  /  15.75 x 22.4 (in) approx, with a white border to allow for framing and matting.

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$175 AUD (includes shipping)

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Regular print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  29.5 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.6 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$75 AUD (includes shipping)

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Large print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Image: 40 x 56.9 (cm)  /  15.75 x 22.4 (in) approx, with a white border to allow for framing and matting.

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$175 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.

This painting is a reconstruction of Kings Wharf in the Port of Newcastle, NSW Australia, circa 1900. 

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The building with the tower is still standing. It housed the Customs office and the tower had an important function. At the top of the tower was a pole to which a large black ball was affixed. Every day at noon the ball would drop so that the masters of ships in port could check the accuracy of the ship’s chronometers.

Kings Wharf was named after King George V. Earlier it had been named Queens Wharf after Queen Victoria. Ships arriving in Newcastle would discharge general cargo but would usually load coal, and sometimes bagged wheat for many world destinations.

In this painting the British barque Kilmeny, having discharged her inward cargo is being towed over to Stockton to await her turn to go under the coal tips at the Dyke which was a long strip of reclaimed land on the northern side of the Hunter River where the coal trains terminated and where the loading tips and cranes were situated.

Much of the coal loaded in Newcastle during this period was destined for Peru and Chile where it fuelled the railways and the steamers that traded to those parts. Today coal is still a major export from Newcastle, most of which is destined for China, Japan and Korea.

I composed this scene from the deck of the Stockton ferry and the park on the northern bank of the Hunter River where the ferry berths. While I have many photographs of this section of the Hunter River, I like to go to the actual spot even though there would be vast changes to the landscape and buildings.

PRINT DETAILS – select Regular or Large

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  29.5 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.6 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$75 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Image: 40 x 56.9 (cm)  /  15.75 x 22.4 (in) approx, with a white border to allow for framing and matting.

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$175 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART
Regular print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  29.5 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.6 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$75 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART
Large print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Image: 40 x 56.9 (cm)  /  15.75 x 22.4 (in) approx, with a white border to allow for framing and matting.

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$175 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.