Here are my five top fishing spots around Newcastle – check them out and then leave me a comment below. So this weekend, grab a rod and hit the harbour happy fishing.
The mine manager’s house (Lambton Lodge) was built in 1863 and still stands today in the grounds of The John Hunter Hospital.
Newcastle was originally known as Kings Town, a convict camp named in 1801 after Governor King. Then in 1804 it was resettled and renamed Newcastle after England’s coal port.
The bridge’s construction was a huge undertaking, at a cost of $4.5 million and 64 tonnes of steel required. Striking, curved stainless steel balustrades weave along the length of the bridge and seven massive y-shaped pylons support the structure, floating up to 10 metres from ground level in some areas.
The Japanese plan was to disrupt the city’s steelworks and shipyards. Over the next 16 minutes or so the Sub would fire 34 shells at Newcastle, including 8 Naval flares known as star shells. Fort Scratchley's 6inch guns returned 4 shots.