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View of Stuart St (now Pacific Highway), Charlestown, Lake Macquarie NSW. Photographed by Ralph Snowball, c.1914.

  • View of Stuart St (now Pacific Highway), Charlestown, Lake Macquarie NSW. Photographed by Ralph Snowball, c.1914.

    Photo Ref: 4296

    Creators: 

    • Laycock, Mr Ken
    • Laycock, Mrs Freda

    Original caption: Pacific Highway Charlestown looking towards junction with Ida Street. The two-storied building in the centre is the Charlestown Hotel at the top of Smith Street. The shop is Rhunols and the house next door (with the buggy outside) is Fewster's - the present site of the Baptist Church. Date unknown but probably about 1914. Original postcard from the collection of George Durham held by Freda/Ken Laycock. This photograph is one of a collection of images donated by Freda (nee Durham) and Ken Laycock in 1988. The Durham and Laycock families were early residents of the Charlestown area. Ralph Snowball (1849-1925), was a Newcastle based photographer. His sudio was in Lambton, but he travelled extensively throughout the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley region. Snowball used glass negative photography to capture portraits, events, architecture and trains. His work gives insight into Newcastle life in the late 1800s and early 1900s.He died in 1925 and was buried in Sandgate Cemetery.

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