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Fran Milburn – Dressmaker

From the 1930s to the 1970s, dressmaker Fran Milburn made more than 200 wedding dresses for Newcastle brides. Can you identify any of the brides?

Newcastle Ocean Baths

Dawn Patrol - Newcastle Ocean Baths | Image Carol Duncan The iconic Newcastle Ocean Baths will re-open to swimmers this month after a huge, multi-million renovation of the pool and surrounding promenade areas. Stage One of the project will also see more shade for...

The Obelisk

Built in 1850, the Obelisk in Newcastle stands on the site of the first windmill in the town which was built in 1820 to grind flour. The windmill itself became an important early navigational aid.

Glenrock Scout Camp 1960

Glenrock Scout Camp 1960

There's just so much to love about this photo from the Newcastle Morning Herald, 20th June ...
The Ridge, Merewether

The Ridge, Merewether

Built in 1861, The Ridge - formerly Hillcrest Maternity Hospital - is one of Newcastle's ...
Finding Your Family

Finding Your Family

Keen on finding out more about your own family tree? There are incredible resources available ...
Duke Kahanamoku visits Newcastle 1915

Duke Kahanamoku visits Newcastle 1915

The 1915 visit to Newcastle by the legendary swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.
Rick Pointon – Hey Rock ‘n Roll

Rick Pointon – Hey Rock ‘n Roll

Art Ryan describes Rick Pointon as 'Newcastle rock royalty', and Rick is perhaps best known ...
Glamour on Glass

Glamour on Glass

Glamour on Glass is a wonderful exhibition curated by University of Newcastle history student ...
Newcastle from Nobbys Head c1886

Newcastle from Nobbys Head c1886

The August postcard for Lost Newcastle #PostcardPatrons is a beautifully printed c1886 image ...
Newcastle 1899

Newcastle 1899

In June 2018, Ross Balderson shared a photo in the Lost Newcastle Facebook Group of a scale ...
Tony Robinson Time Walks Newcastle 2011

Tony Robinson Time Walks Newcastle 2011

In 2011, Novocastrians were delighted to see a visit by Sir Tony Robinson who was creating a ...
MV Kooringa

MV Kooringa

Did you know the world's first purpose-built container ship was built in Newcastle? MV ...
How much did YOU love The Beatles?

How much did YOU love The Beatles?

Beverly from the Newcastle Beatles Lovers Club explains to NBN TV in 1964 why she loves The ...
Princess of Tasmania

Princess of Tasmania

The Princess of Tasmania was a lifeline for people living on the island state and mainland ...

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Established in 2012, Lost Newcastle aims to uncover & share more of our local history – as lived by Novocastrian families!

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