It was almost called Motown.

If Georgetown is unremarkable, that’s the attraction. A small strip of shops amid peaceful residential, 5 minutes on foot from Waratah Village. Nearby hospitals, rail and bus transport and schools.

If Georgetown was named after George Moate, why does it bear his first name? Well.. if you add “town” to George’s family name and say it out loud – were not the town fathers prescient?

Not much street art. Just this in January 2009. To view an interactive panorama, click the image below.

Or, for an interactive image, click this one. Use mouse or gestures to zoom and pan:

Georgetown is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 6 kilometres north-west from Newcastle CBD and is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.

Georgetown is named after George Moate, as is Moate Street in the centre of the suburb. Moate acquired land in the general area of Georgetown in 1853, which he subdivided into an estate. It began as a residential area for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works (Goninans) located nearby. By 1880, Georgetown was described as a "prosperous village."

Neighbouring suburbs - Waratah and Mayfield - share some artwork below.

Waratah Station in 2024. A Big Picture Festival work from 2022.

Near Waratah Village in January 2009 on Georgetown Road.

Railway between Mayfield and Georgetown, at the Upfold Street pedestrian rail bridge in 2024.

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