New South Wales
Named after the city of Newcastle which was named by Governor King in 1804.
Newcastle covers an area of approximately 198 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.
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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