Carz

Random grabs of painted vehicles and paintings of vehicles.  One nearly always sees them going the other way on the road when photography isn’t an option. So, for what it’s worth…. At Islington way back in 2004, the car dealer is still there. Painted on the wall, part of a

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Hexham

Hexham, a small village about 15 km north-west of Newcastle, NSW, named after the English market town of Hexham – both towns near their “Newcastle.” Ozzie the Mozzie at Hexham Bowling Club. Full-scale model (1:1) of the greatly feared local mosquito, the frightful and dreaded Ochlerotatus Alternans – aka the

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Hamilton

Not a lot going on here – a little too suburban. Even Beaumont Street offers few canvasses. Most of the action is over the tracks in Islington. Hamilton Station in 1906 looking west. In the background, a city of coal-fired industry, coal-powered steam engines, and coal-heated homes. Photo credit NSW

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Doc’s Pharmacy

Doc’s was a high-profile shop, and not only because it moved at least three times along Hunter Street. Just being in Hunter Street means high-profile. October 2006 when Doc’s mural held pride of place at the Bank Corner shop. First port of call, as Throsby records it, was 531 Hunter

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Islington

A suburb not quite as elegant as it’s name, but loveable nonetheless. One of a dozen so-named townships in England, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, Throsby’s Islington is a suburb of Newcastle, NSW, a little west of its CBD. “Isso” is one of his most favoured areas, for reasons that

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Broadmeadow

Broadmeadow was famously known as “Nineways.” It was, well, still is, the intersection of nine streets. Maybe a world record? Technically, you’ll find ten streets, looking at a map. A roundabout handled this complexity without fuss and, as still they do in so many great cities, motorists and pedestrians wove

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Georgetown

It was almost called Motown. If Georgetown is unremarkable, that’s the attraction. A small strip of shops amid peaceful residential, 5 minutes from Waratah Village, hospitals, rail transport and schools. If Georgetown was named after George Moate, why does it bear his first name? Well.. if you add “town” to

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Bellevue Hotel

Bellevue Hotel A traditional pub whose end of life was an all-night drinking hole. Now appropriately gentrified, it’s shell houses an art gallery and fronts residential high-rise. This collections shows it’s terminal phase and transition from 2004 to 2007. Bellevue Hotel at the Newcastle Bank Corner, Hunter Street West, 2

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