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NSW - NEWCASTLE

162 kilometres north of Sydney, the Awabakal and Worimi peoples are the traditional custodians of the land and waters of the Newcastle area.

The earliest Aboriginal reference to the naming of Newcastle is Muloobinba, meaning "place of edible sea fern".

Following European settlement, Newcastle became a penal station, a coal town, and is now the largest coal exporting harbour in the world. Newcastle is known for it's beautiful beaches, leading medical research facilities, musical and arts centres.

The Newcastle Region Art Gallery is home to one of Australia's most substantial public art collections outside a major capital city and Newcastle was once home to the well known Australian artists John Olsen, Margaret Olley and William Dobel.

The Newcastle region is home to the famous Hunter Wine Region.

STUDY IN NEWCASTLE AT:
• UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

ABOUT NEWCASTLE

  • The second largest city in New South Wales
  • The seventh largest city in Australia
  • The population of the Newcastle/Lower Hunter area is 494,000


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