Newcastle has its very own castle turret on top of The Hill in the form of the Leading Light Tower or Beacon Tower. It was one of two built to assist captains in bringing their ships safely into the port. The coast around Newcastle is littered with hundreds of shipwrecks and the pair of towers built in 1865/1866 helped to increase the safety of vessels entering the Hunter River.
Opened on 23 June 1977, Newcastle’s City Administration Centre – known as The Roundhouse – is a significant piece of brutalist architecture.
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.
Hamilton’s Palo Alto is a piece of Art Deco bliss built for Mr William Herbert of Silsoe Street, Hamilton, in 1935. On the market for the first time since 1961, the building is a pure Art Deco time capsule.
Victoria Theatre – ABC Newcastle article by Carol Duncan Built in the 1870’s, the Victoria Theatre on Perkins Street in Newcastle is the oldest theatre still standing in NSW. It’s …
The Star Hotel is best known for the 1979 riot, but the site is a large complex running through from Hunter to King Street and is also one of Newcastle’s earliest large commercial complexes with a built history dating back to the 1850s.
Designed by Edmund Blacket and constructed between 1857 and 1860, St John’s Anglican Church in Cooks Hill is Newcastle’s oldest standing church with a busy and vibrant modern congregation.
From Lost Newcastle member, Robyn Jeffries: Pleased to be able to share – my great great grandfather Henry Martin, far right, holding the boat. This is taken in the water …
Anyone who is keen on Newcastle’s history owes a great debt of gratitude to Ralph Snowball. Thousands of his glass negatives have been preserved and digitised by the University of …
Warners Bay Public School 1911 photo from Lost Newcastle member Katrina O’Connor