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Gateshead High School Binishell
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…, in the past, come under scrutiny with reported collapses in structures found in some schools and other structural damage due to abnormal weather temperatures and poor materials . It was also reported that some students fainted due to the extreme heat that built up in the structures due to the lack………
Mawson Hotel, Caves Beach
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… coming to see the potential for subdivision in the area. … On 20 March 1958, The Newcastle Herald and Miners’ Advocate reported that the Newcastle Licensing Court had approved plans for a new hotel at Caves Beach, and was transferring the license from another Newcastle based premises. … The plan…… although…
Sharks in Lake Macquarie
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… to seek out the Lake in the warmer months. There have been numerous reports of sharks in the Lake published in the Newcastle herald over the years. An article appearing in the Newcastle Herald Monday 17 April 1882, which records a fisherman was “supposedly” killed by a shark in Lake Macquarie. … A group……,…
Masonic Hall, Speers Point
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… Lake Macquarie, became the foundation Worshipful Master of Lodge Speers Point No. 538 in 1925. Original membership for the lodge is reported to be 78.(Campbell 2015, p.9) … There were strong connections between Freemasonry and the Lake Macquarie Shire Council. This is evident in the laying of the stone………
Slippery Rock Road
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…Slippery Rock Road … There is a place in the 'Brush' called Slippery Rock Shelf. An unnamed road officially, it was gazetted on 23 October 1987. The 'Jew Boy' gang of bushrangers were reported to have hidden in the 'Brush' near this road during their time in Martinsville. Early residents called…… Shelf.…
President Place
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…President Place … President Place was named in 1966. Long serving LMSC President T.R. Pendlebury was granted leave due to ill health in 1966, a newspaper report. It is thought President Place may have been named from him. During 1966, Pendlebury Road in Cardiff was named also. Any information here………
Images from exhibition cover
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…Images from exhibition cover … Images from the Exhibition Cover have been taken from the Heritage Reports. Please note that the letters and numbers following the title are indicators of the Suburb Study and the respective heritage item. … Picnic Shelter, Kilaben Bay. KB01 … Pulbah Island, Lake…… exhibition…
Hooper Street
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…Hooper Street … Hooper Street was named in 1964. It was named for Sidney John Hooper in recognition for his work assisting Lake Macquarie Shire Council. Mr Hooper rode his bicycle extensively around the Charlestown area and reported back to the council on works needing to be attended to. Mr Hooper………
Miller Road
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…Miller Road … What is now known as Miller Road has been part of Rhondda Road and later Fassifern Road over the years. The Post newspaper of 8th October 2008 reported that the part of the road between Macquarie Road, Fassifern, and Wakefield Road, Wakefield would be renamed Miller Road to recognise………
Windale's Surprise Naming
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… Mike Scanlon reported that in 1947 the Housing Commission proposed naming the suburb Sherwood! … The Cinderella comment related to an observation favourably detailing the apparent closeness and camaraderie of a community adversely affected in its founding period by a general lack of appropriate…… back…