New South Wales
Named after the city of Newcastle which was named by Governor King in 1804.
It covers an area of approximately 199 sq km from Stockton, The Hunter River and The New England Hwy in the north. The western boundary of Newcastle City Council and Wallsend, Kotara and Merewether Heights in the south.
The main suburbs include Adamstown, Birmingham Gardens, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Hamilton, Islington, Jesmond, Kotara, Lambton, Maryland, Mayfield, Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Wallsend (part), Waratah and Wickham.
BHP Steelworks and associated industries, 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.
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|Supplementary Election – 21 November 1998||6 November 1999 Referendum||10 November 2001 Election|
Enrolment: 77 596
Informal Vote: 4.88%
Seat Status: Safe Labor
Two Candidate Preferred:
Enrolment: 78 388
Enrolment: 89 198
Informal Vote: 4.8%
Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor
Two Party Preferred: