Stories of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

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City Administration Centre – The Roundhouse

Opened on 23 June 1977, Newcastle’s City Administration Centre – known as The Roundhouse – is a significant piece of brutalist architecture.

Victoria Theatre and Nancy Tapp

Newcastle’s Victoria Theatre is the oldest remaining theatre in NSW. Now heritage-listed, plans are in place for the next life of this grand dame.

Lycett & Wallis – The Convict & The Commandant

"I think the importance of artwork like Lycett's in regards to a city like Newcastle is that you don't have to go to Arnhem Land or the Kimberley to be in touch with Indigenous culture and important cultural sites. There are so many of these really significant sites...
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.