Lake Macquarie History

Newcastle Street

An 1889 street which connects with Main Road heading to Newcastle. This could be the reason for its name. It is said to have been part of Peter Honson's original land grant.

A signal box was near this street for the coal trains to enter the (then) main line. In 1919 the Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company held land sales. The Newcastle Street railway bridge crosses over a cutting which accommodates the mainline.