Unknown photographer/s
Nine photographic views of Newcastle, New South Wales
Presented by Captain H.Patching 1872
State Library of Victoria (H141545 etc.)

This set of photos is recorded under gifts in the NGV’s Annual Report for 1872. The SLV notes that several of the prints are dated c.1860, and that the donor’s address is noted on the verso of one photo as York Street, Emerald Hill (South Melbourne).

Further details on Captain Patching appear to be scarce, but he is recorded later as the master of a ship called “Olivia Davis,” departing from Geelong for Sydney on 5 September 1877.


AR 1872, p.22 (details as above) 

Refer SLV catalogue for details and reproductions of all 9 photos; the print reproduced here is H141646

For the 1877 mention of Patching, see http://marinersandships.com.au/1877/09/013oli.htm (documented in 2003; accessed 5 June 2020)