New South Wales
Named after Naval Lieutenant John Shortland 1769–1810 who discovered coal near Newcastle.
Shortland covers an area of approximately 304 sq km from Charlestown in the north to Norah Head in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by Lake Macquarie, the Pacific Highway, Wallarah Rd, Gorokan and the Canton Beach Foreshore. The main suburbs include Belmont, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Doyalson, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Gateshead, Gorokan, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Jewells, Kahibah, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Mannering Park, Norah Head, Noraville, Nords Wharf, Redhead, San Remo, Summerland Point, Swansea, Tingira Heights, Toukley, Valentine, Whitebridge and Windale.
Coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.
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