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8 June 1942 – The Attack on Newcastle

8 June 2022 is the 80th anniversary of the shelling of Newcastle, Australia, during WW2.

Lost Newcastle supports Vera Deacon Regional History Fund

Lost Newcastle is now a proud supporter of the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund. Your purchase will help support and encourage the preservation and study of the University’s regional history archives and collections through acquisition, documentation, conservation and digitisation. 

BHP – STORIES OF OUR TOWN DOCUMENTARY

If you grew up in Newcastle, then you’re probably connected to the BHP story. In 1959, one in ten Novocastrians worked there. It’s an industry that above all others built this town. This film is about that industry but mostly it’s about the people who worked there, risked their lives and loved their jobs. It’s about community. It’s about inclusion, everyone was paid the same rate for the same work, white, indigenous, refugee and women were all equal. It’s about winning wars and building bridges. It’s about what we lost when it was over and the mess that was left behind. You may think you know this story, but I guarantee you don’t know all of it.

The ‘Pasha Bulker’ Storm – June 2007

The ‘Pasha Bulker’ Storm – June 2007

The 2007 Newcastle storms and floods caused over $1.6 billion in damage, thousands of homes ...
Leading Light or Beacon Towers

Leading Light or Beacon Towers

Newcastle has its very own castle turret on top of The Hill in the form of the Leading Light ...
Vera Deacon OAM | 1926 – 2021

Vera Deacon OAM | 1926 – 2021

In 2020, Vera was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to community history ...
The Wallis Album

The Wallis Album

In 2012, a previously unknown album of drawings from 1818, including landscapes and portraits ...
Palo Alto – Hamilton

Palo Alto – Hamilton

Hamilton's Palo Alto is a piece of Art Deco bliss built for Mr William Herbert of Silsoe ...
A Russian Visit

A Russian Visit

Newcastle may once have been concerned that the Russians were coming … but this news ...
Cathedral Park – Resting in Pieces

Cathedral Park – Resting in Pieces

No human remains were removed from Cathedral Park, and indeed there were by that time less ...
The Star Hotel

The Star Hotel

The Star Hotel is best known for the 1979 riot, but the site is a large complex running ...
The Wreck of the Adolphe

The Wreck of the Adolphe

The French barque Adolphe is just one of many shipwrecks that litter the entrance to Newcastle ...
Memorial Drive Tunnel

Memorial Drive Tunnel

One of Newcastle's many hidden places, not open to the public, is a remnant of the Shepherds ...
St John’s Anglican Church – Cooks Hill

St John’s Anglican Church – Cooks Hill

Designed by Edmund Blacket and constructed between 1857 and 1860, St John's Anglican Church in ...

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What is Lost Newcastle?

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

Podcast

Join Carol Duncan as she helps share the stories, legends and myths of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.