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Newcastle Gaol

Read about the early days of Newcastle gaol which was constructed in 1818 and demolished and replaced by the tram terminus in 1893. The location became known as Parnell Place

Beresfield train station was wiped out on this day in Newcastle Nsw, Wipe Out, Local History, 20th Anniversary, Train Station, Monster Trucks, World, Trains, Sydney

HISTORY: 20th ​anniversary of Beresfield's rail disaster

Beresfield train station was wiped out on this day in 1997.

Guy Haydon and Midnight. They took part in the Charge of Bersheeba, one of the last great victorious cavalry charges in history which led to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and changed the course of WW!, but had a bad end for Midnight and Haydon.

An historic occasion

IT was a display of insane courage and one of the last great cavalry charges of World War I.

Explore local Hunter and Newcastle history through photos. Local History, News Online, Newcastle, Past, Photos, Pictures, Australia, World, The World

Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and technology news.

Beersheba centenary The charge that changed the Hunter - Newcastle Herald Local History, World War I, Newcastle, Battle, Australia, Change, News, World War One, Australia Beach

Battle of Beersheba: The charge that changed the Hunter

It was the World War I charge that changed history, and resonated in the Hunter.

The community is being invited to go back to school on Saturday. History Teachers, Going Back To School, Local History, Colleges, Historical Sites, Libraries, Museums, Soldiers, Galleries

Soldiers Point school turns 70 | photos

The community is being invited to go back to school on Saturday.

Photos bring Newcastle history to life Local History, My Town, Beach Hotels, Prime Minister, News Online, Newcastle, Street View, Lifestyle, World

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A treasure of photo images shot by Ron and Elizabeth Morrison are the primary ingredient of a new book about Newcastle in the 1960s, writes GREG RAY.

EXTRAORDINARY STORY: Kurri Kurri girl Maud Butler, who dressed as a boy soldier and stowed away on a troop ship in an attempt to fight for her country in World War I. War Image, Local History, World War I, Troops, Butler, Ship, Country, News, Pictures

Book pays tribute to Maud’s fighting spirit

A book about female World War I stowaway Maud Butler will be launched her home town of Kurri Kurri.

Parades and street marches of the in the Hunter.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Hunter parades in pictures

Parades and street marches of the 1960s in the Hunter.

It is rich in surprising revelations and interesting anecdotes.

Author Beryl Mullard’s third historical book goes way back

The book is available for purchase at Morisset Newsagency for $40.

TIME TRAVEL: Exploring images of Aboriginal artefacts in a digital dig site. Local History, News Online, Time Travel, Exploring, 3 D, Australia, Digital, World, Pictures

Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and technology news.

Looking back looking forward: As the city prepares to celebrate its bicentenary, the community is being asked for ideas. Tamworth, Local History, Looking Back, Nostalgia, Community, Let It Be, City, Celebrities, Celebrity

200 years young: come on Tamworth let’s celebrate

A year long party to celebrate Tamworth's 200th

The gravestone of Allan and Mary McAskill in the grounds of St John's Anglican Church in Stroud. Local History, Family History, Anglican Church, Cold Case, St John's, News Online, Mary, World, Pictures

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'Some families do take it to heart that their ancestors may have been involved.'

Lost lines: Stan Geise examines the Hunter railways map. Photo by Mike Scalon Local History, News Online, Lost, Map, Location Map, Maps

Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and technology news.

TO coincide with the region’s 100 year centenary of the Battle of Beersheba commerations, Murrurundi has unveiled a unique exhibition.

Historical museum’s unique display

TO coincide with the region’s 100 year centenary of the Battle of Beersheba commerations, Murrurundi has unveiled a unique exhibition.

VALLEY VIEW: Collector Ross Edmonds with his rare map, circa of pioneer John Bingle’s Puen Buen estate, near Scone. Valley View, Local History, News Online, Entertaining, Map, World, The World, Location Map, Maps

Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and technology news.