The Newcastle Foreshore and 'the harbour' or the mouth of the Hunter River has been a coal and shipping port since ???
The Foreshore is now recreational space and parkland but in the 1800s this area was an industrial area with wharves, coal trains, a power station and many other historical curiosities that formed the beginning of the Newcastle you see today. Many of these historical aspects are still visible today, many are lost, but many are marked or are still remembered. This page is the start of a project to identify some of the historical aspects of Newcastle and capture information and an understanding of the Newcastle that once was.
Newcastle is now the largest coal export facility in the world. Exporting approx 150,000 tonnes of coal per annum. Predominantly thermal coal from the Hunter Valley.
Historical Place Markers