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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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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