The University of Newcastle Cultural Collections photo archive on Flickr contains approximately 750 historical aerial photographs of the Newcastle and Hunter area.
To make these photographs easier to locate, I have constructed a ‘visual index’ using Google Maps. Each rectangle is an aerial run of photographs, with each star marking the centre point of a photograph on that run. Click on a star to see a link to the corresponding photograph. Bear in mind that the orientation of the photographs in the archive is not always the ‘up is north’ convention we expect. In the Newcastle area there are currently three series of photographs in the index:
- 1954, 1 run, 14 photos. Rotate photos left by 90 degrees to view with north up.
- 1966, 6 runs, 101 photos. Rotate photos from runs 1, 3 and 5 by 180 degrees to view with north up.
- 1971, 1 run, 16 photos.
I am currently adding to the index the photos from the Upper Hunter area. I will update this page with details of years and runs when I have completed the indexing,
You can view the visual index in full-screen mode, or use the embedded map below.
See also my visual index to historical real estate maps.