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Newcastle Historical Sites and Heritage Locations


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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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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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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Maritime Centre Newcastle
Newcastle
After more than two centuries of operation, the Port of Newcastle remains a globally recognised hub.
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Miss Porters House
Newcastle
Miss Hazel Porter lived all her life at 434 King Street, Newcastle until her death in 1997 aged 83. Not wishing her home to be redeveloped, she bequeathed the property, its contents and endowment to the National Trust. The freestanding Edwardian terrace built by her father, Herbert Porter in 1909 has been little changed over the years. Entrusted to the care of the National Trust, it survives as a poignant insight into the homes of an era, and the quiet and careful lives of the Porter family.
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Newcastle Beach
Newcastle
Newcastle Beach has a reputation for being one of the best surf locations in Australia and is a favoured spot for board riders wishing to catch that perfect wave off Newcastle Point.
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Newcastle City Hall
Newcastle
Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's most unique and prestigious venues. Its old world charm and stunning architecture, including sandstone walls and pillars, marble staircases, clock tower and sweeping ballroom, is reminiscent of a bygone era.
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