Named after the city of Newcastle which was named by Governor King in 1804.
171 sq km
Newcastle covers an area from the Hunter River and the Rail Trail in the north, Minmi in the west and Newcastle Link Road, Lake Road, Reservoir Road, Wallsend Road, Newcastle Inner City Bypass, the Main Northern Railway line, Marshall Street and Main Road in the south and the coast from Merrewether to Stockton in the east. The main suburbs include Adamstown, Broadmeadow,Cardiff Heights, Carrington, Elemore Vale, Fletcher, Jesmond, Kooragang, Kotara, Lambton, Maryland, Merewether, Minmi, Newcastle, New Lambton, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, Waratah and Wallsend.
Products/industries of the area:
Ship-building and repairs, transport equipment, tourism, tertiary education, food-processing, railway goods, chemicals and heavy engineering. Newcastle is the second largest city in NSW and is a busy port, handling imports and exports.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.