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Convict Lumberyard

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.

Today the site is protected by a listing on the State Heritage Register and in the Newcastle LEP and is managed by Newcastle City Council. It was re-opened by the NSW Premier Mr Bob Carr in 1999 as a place for interpretation and reflection of the City's cultural history.



Scott Street, Newcastle, NSW, AU


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