Newcastle (New South Wales)
Newcastle is a port city in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is located about 160 kilometers north of Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter River. The city has about 310,000 inhabitants.
The first attempt at a settlement of the British on the present area in 1798 failed. For the export of coal, which was promoted in the region in large quantities, but they needed a harbor. In 1804 the area was settled, therefore, again under the name of King's Town, but later renamed Newcastle.
Newcastle has a large cargo port in which the products of the steel industry to be shipped in the region. In addition, Newcastle has a small airport and a railway line on the main route Sydney - Brisbane. In addition, Newcastle is connected to Sydney on a four-lane highway.
The city of Newcastle is spread over several local government areas: Newcastle City, which has its headquarters in the city center of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie City, Cessnock City, Maitland City and Port Stephens Council.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Phil Avalon, screenwriter, producer and director.
- Beau Busch, football player
- Jane Comerford, music lecturer and lead singer of the German country band Texas Lightning
- Abbie Cornish, Actress
- William Dobell, painter and sculptor
- Ben Gillies, drummer of the grunge band Silverchair
- David Graham, tennis players
- Jason Hoffman, Football Player
- Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair and The Dissociatives
- Benjamin "Ben" Kantarovski, football player
- Sophie Lee, Actress
- Peter Lewis ( * 1990), racing cyclist
- Robert " Robbie" Middleby, football player
- Stuart Musialik, football player
- Nicki Parrott, jazz singer and composer
- Lee Priest Bodybuilders
- John Tresidder, racing cyclist
- Oenone Wood, cyclist
- Clayton Zane, football player