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 State Library
Hamilton is 4 kilometres west of Newcastle City. The main commercial centre is a vibrant multicultural affair.
Throsby sat at a sidewalk table awaiting his Turkish pida, 8pm one recent Sunday night. The street was as busy as at any peak hour during the week. His mind drifted as the racial mix wandered by and for a while he could have been in any great city street in the world.
Local history blog Hidden Hamilton describes people and places that comprise a collective story of immigrant Hamilton since early times.
Yet only a few arty pics to enjoy.