Snow on Mt Sugarloaf – 18 July 1965

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

According to Wikiski it’s snowed at least twice on Mt Sugarloaf!

It snowed in 1965 and again in the early 1970’s on Mt Sugarloaf which has an elevation of about 350m and is about 20km SW of Newcastle. According to a Newcastle Herald article at the time, snow settled in West Wallsend, which is barely 70m ABSL. Snow for the first time in history settled all around the low lying hills around Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton.

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters
Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

Photo submitted by Lost Newcastle member Marc Walters

The local Lions Club was so excited they installed a plaque!

Lions Club plaque on Sugarloaf

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  1. 18th. July,1965. I remember it well. Just after daylight around 7am. a Sunday morning and at work with a new mate as Loco crew at Pt Waratah, he had lived in New Zealand for years, He asked me about that “Hill over in the west” and had it ever snowed on it, and I replied “no never, not to my knowledge.” To which he replied, “Well if that’s not snow over yonder, at 15 miles away, I’l be a monkey’s uncle ! I had a second look at my very first sighting of a fresh snowfall ! Wal Eyre.