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Bogey Hole
Newcastle
Take a dip in the Bogey Hole, which was cut into ocean rocks by convict labour in 1819. You will realise the convicts amazing achievement when you see the waves crashing into the pool.
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Christ Church Cathedral
Newcastle
Take a tour of Christ Church Cathedral and discover its rich history. A survivor of the Japanese submarine attack of WWII and the 1989 Newcastle Earthquake, Christ Church Cathedral is now a fully restored masterpiece. It is built on a site overlooking the city which has been a place of worship for over 190 years, beautiful grounds and views surround the city
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Convict Lumberyard
Newcastle
The site is considered to be of national heritage significance because it yields information relating to the second oldest city outside Sydney in Australia and the economic and industrial growth of the nation. With its rare evidence of a convict industrial workplace, the Convict Lumberyard encapsulates the key reasons for Newcastle's establishment as a penal settlement and the historic themes associated with Newcastle's later development. The site is also a keeping place of important evidence of Aboriginal life-ways prior to 1804, in the form of archaeological evidence.
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Dungog Cinema
Dungog
The Dungog Cinema is the oldest still operating purpose-built cinema in Australia.
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Dungog Historical Museum
Dungog
The Society was formed in 1963 and since 1968 has operated a museum in the former School of Arts building, which is heritage-listed. The purpose of the Museum is the collecting, preserving and interpreting of local heritage for everyone. The Society aims to promote local history, including family history and the Museum collection, to the local community and the general public. There is assistance with research inquires or by correspondence,
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Fort Scratchley Historic Site
Newcastle
There is so much to do at Fort Scratchley Historic Site. Experience Newcastle's history at its best at this national historic landmark.
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Hope Estate
Pokolbin
Hope Estate is perfectly located in the heart of Pokolbin, set on 169 hectares of rolling countryside, picturesque vineyards and offers breathtaking views.
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King Edward Park
Newcastle
King Edward Park was dedicated as a recreation reserve in 1863. Within the grounds was a bowling green and the Obelisk, built as a navigational marker in 1850; the focal point is a Victorian rotunda.
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Lock-Up Cultural Centre
Newcastle
The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station from 1861 until its closure in 1982. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, the Lock-Up building is believed to be the only example in NSW that includes the work of three of the State's important early architects.
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Maitland Gaol
East Maitland
Maitland Gaol in the Hunter has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years. After housing some of Australia's most hardened and notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol closed in 1998. The cell doors have now been swung open, with visitors invited to serve a small amount of time learning about the facility, its past prisoners and daring escapes.
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