The View From Mount Clarence

A look back at settlement along Western Australia's South Coast

Category: Jimmy Newhill’s Harbour

  • Jimmy’s Harbour – Part 3: Summary & Conclusion

    It was Newell, then became Newhill.   The argument was opened by the mid-20th Century Albany historian Robert Stephens who, while establishing his accountancy business during 1935, spotted something in the early settlement papers he was perusing and decided rather than Jimmy Newhill, an old German working-class Catholic whose aging wife was still living out…

  • Jimmy’s Harbour – Newhill or Newell? Part 2

    Continued from Part 1   Whalemen, rebellion and Albany’s original newspaper; Jimmy (Ned) Newhill and 1880’s Albany   Above: Edward August Newhill, known among his friends and family as Jimmy, was granted title to the harbour after camping, fishing and hiding deserting whalemen there during the 1880s, but Newhill also led one of the single…

  • Jimmy’s Harbour – Newell or Newhill? Part 1

    An un-won argument and the Newell family of early Albany   Above: Stockphoto of “Jimmy Newhill’s Harbour” drawn from the West Australian Government website Beachsafe.Org.Au  The photo is one of very few taken oceanside, looking northward into the mouth of the locally famous cove.   Introduction   As the settlement at King George Sound begins…