The History of Hunter Street
SOUTH SIDE of Hunter Street,  # 1 to # 851 (Page1,H)





A Historical Chronological List of

"Who was who in Business in downtown Hunter Street"
from before the turn of the Century, till now










































































Lost Hunter St.... Our story Begins


By, Spero Davias

(updated 18/05/2019)

drop me an email at spero@soundworld.com.au

A Historical listing by property number of the early businesses of Hunter Street, Newcastle.

City of Newcastle


This project is work in progress
as I find more information, it will be added


If you are looking for my other project on the
Greek Cafes of old Hunter St Click Here


NOTES on the Hunter St Numbering System at the end of North Side

Hunter Street has been divided into 2 sides, starting with the South side  followed by the North side

This is the SOUTH SIDE OF HUNTER STREET (The Sunny Side of the Street)

The Highlights represent HotelCafePlace of Interest,  Night Club


ShortCut List
East End to end of old town
Center of old Town to Civic
Civic to Cottage Creek
West End of old town

Hunter Street or as it was known back then as Wellington Street, in the beginning it was just a track.  It began near the Newcastle East sandhills and a few hundred metres later petered out in the scrub. It was hilly and water lapped at its northern edge. The track, for that's all it was, went only as far as today's Perkin Street. It was low, prone to flooding, surrounded by ti-tree scrub and made mostly of dirty black sand.


<<<<<< Starting on the corner of  Telford and Hunter St's and continuing west  along Hunter St >>>>>>
South side of 
Hunter Street, 
Telford to Pacific St Block... for North side Click Here


Top Of Town. South Side of Hunter St, Now All Demolished (Photo Uni)
Top Of Town. South Side of Hunter St, 1970's Now All Demolished (Photo Uni)
1 Corner Hunter & Telford Street's Newcastle, East End
  • 1926 - Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
  • 1926 - The Wattle Cafe
  • 1930-1935 - F. E. Notley, Fruiterer
  • 1935 - The California Cafe. Relocated at 1 Hunter after closing down its operations at 147 Hunter St Newcastle (4 doors from Wolf St) in 1935 to make way for the opening on July the 30th 1936 of the new Selfridge's Department store. The proprietors of The California Cafe where Arthur Sikiotis and Paul (Polydoros) Paxinos. both originally from Stavros on the Island of Ithaca, Greece. The Cafe was renowned for its hand made choclates and pinaple juice The Caliofornia used to also cater to the needs of the many dancers from Tyrrell House accros the road. Mrs Drinkwater was saying that when she worked there in the 1940's she was being paid 25 shillings per week, thats about $2.50 on todays money. It was also noted that the California had installed the FIRST JukeBox which catered for the Americans when in Port.
  • 1979 - The California & surrounding buildings where demolished to allow for the extended Pacific Park
  • Currently - Pacific Park

Hunter St Newcastle,  East End
  • 1926 - Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
  • 1930-1938 - F. E. Notley, Book Seller & Stationary
  • 1950 - Northern Spectacle & Optical Co Pty Ltd.
  • Note - The buildings where demolished in 1979, to allow for the extended Pacific Park


Hunter St Newcastle, East End
  • 1920 - It was Vacant land and sand hills
  • 1920 - Ern Moroney
  • 1930 - 1932 Mrs, J. Field
  • 1938 - Ralph Sundstrom
  • 1950 - Liquid Gold, a clothing store.
  • 1955 - Beach Hut a clothing store.
  • 1979 - The buildings where demolished to allow for the extended Pacific Park
  • Currently - Pacific Park

7 Hunter St Newcastle,  East End
  • 1920 - Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
  • 1920-1932 - William W. Chandler
  • 1938 - Mrs M. Thompson
  • 1950 - Shipmates Dairy Delight,  a milkshake and ice cream shop.1951 - Transcript From Clem Ashford: After opening Shipmates, I got the idea of selling donuts, I saw the people over the road  from my Shipmates shop, who lived in a terraced house , they were on the pension , and I offered them a rental for the downstairs and todo the upstairs for them and they jumped at the idea, because they only had pension money and for people who had no money all of a sudden had this money coming in in rent, every week,I think I was only paying them about twenty pounds a week , which was a lot considering their pension was only 3 or 4 pounds. I moved in there, and l had these donuts, all Kinds I of donuts, and they used to be iced with pineapple and passion fruit and strawberry icing and then they would have walnuts and cream and toffee.  I made up my own recipes. Before I started that one somebody came and asked me would I do the Dairy Queen , so l got the place next door under the same circumstances, and started off with this Dairy Delight, it was the same as Dairy Queen but it was Dairy Delight.
  • Currently : - The buildings where demolished in 1979, to allow for the extended Pacific Park

Hunter St Newcastle,  East End
  • 1920 - Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
  • 1920 - James A. Miller
  • 1920-1938 - David J. Quinn
  • 1930 - C. Wheatley
  • 1932-1938 - J. Kelly, Tailor
  • 1950 - Shipmates Sugar & spice,  a very popular Hamburger and Donuts shop.
  • Currently - The buildings where demolished in 1979, to allow for the extended Pacific Park

Shipmates Sugar & spice

11 Hunter St Newcastle,  East End
  • 1920 - Vacant land and sand hills
  • 1920 - Mrs Cath Logan
  • 1930-1938 - Mrs, E. J. Harris
  • 1950 - Play O Mat, a slot car racing and amusement games centre. This was owned by Alec Hankin from A Hankin and company who later had an amusements, pin ball & Juke box manufacturing and office in Darby Street.
  • Currently - The buildings where demolished in 1979, to allow for the extended Pacific Park

13 Hunter St Newcastle,  East End
  • 1950 - Take away Hamburgers

From the California Cafe on the left to the Kosciusko Cafe on Right (Photo Spero Digicolor)
15-17 Hunter St Newcastle, East End
  • 1919 - Vacant land and sand hills
  • 1920 # 15 - I.M. Wilks
  • 1920 # 17 - Mrs E.E. Edwards, Fruiterer
  • 1930 # 17a - Mrs H. McGregor, Cafe
  • 1938 - The Beach Milk Bar
  • 1942 - The Kosciusko Cafe, proprietors were Basil Stavros (Stavrianopoulos) and John Rafty who were partners. The partnership was dissolved on the 31st Oct 1945, Basil Stavros stayed on as proprietor.John Rafty (Ioannis Raftopoulos) from 36 Corlette Street Cooks Hill arrived in Australia from Kioni, Ithaca, Greece in 1939. Later: The The Kosciusko Cafe was passed on to Basil.s Son, Chris Stavros (Stavrianopoulos) 
  • Note - Next door to the Kosciusko was Pacific Park which wound its way up to the old Royal Newcastle Hospital.
  • Currently -The buildings where all demolished in 1979, to allow for the extended Pacific Park


Southern end Pacific Park, Top of town,  Hunter St, with The Royal Newcastle Hospital & Newcastle Beach


<<<<< Pacific Park >>>>>>
The smallest of the city's parks, Pacific Park is located on Pacific Street at the far eastern end of Hunter Street. Connected to nearby Newcastle Beach by an under road walkway, the park is a thoroughfare for locals and visitors alike, moving between Newcastles beautiful coastline and the citys shops, restaurants and cafes. In addition, the park is a popular location for festivals, markets and musical performances. Seating and public ammenities are available in the park.



Northern end of Pacific Park with Hellenic Court in the background (Photo UNI)

<<<< Crossing over Pacific St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>
South side of Hunter St, Pacific to Watt St Block
... for North side Click Here

The area in the block below, up and until 1930, was mainly made up of sand hills, before some buildings began to appear.
The Moccadore, Vogue, & Beach Fish Cafe c1940's (Photo Newcastle Library)

19 Hunter St  / 33 Hunter St  Newcastle,  East End, The Essington Apartments Building

  • 1930 - Sophianos Denes & Cutsuicles Denes, Refreshment Rooms
  • Notes : .Denes, was born on the Greek island of Ithaca. He was only 16 when he left home in a sailing ship bound for America. The ship called at Newcastle, and Mr. Denes decided to stay.. He owned the Moccado cafe at the corner of Hunter and Pacific Streets right up to the time of his death. This was one of many cafe.s located on the ground floor of the Nurses Home. now Essington Apartments
  • 1930-1940 - The Moccadore Cafe owned by Denes Koutsouvelis. Located next block west along Hunter St and crossing over Pacific Street into the old Nurses home block.
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above with retail shops below
  • 2001 - The Nurses Home was converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below
  • Currently - Moor Cafe and previously in 2014 it was The Bogie Hole Cafe.


21 Hunter St  / 35 Hunter St  Newcastle,  East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1932 - Southern Union Insurance
  • 1932 - Fassifern Coal Co Ltd
  • 1932 - Southern Union Ins Co Ltd
  • 1938 - Croft Bros Pty Ltd, Colliery Owners 
  • 1940 - Dorothea Salon, Children.s fashion
  • 1950 - Max Stemler, a medical bio-chemist
  • Currently - Restaurant Mason
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2001 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

23 Hunter St  / 37 Hunter St  Newcastle,  East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1930-1932 - Palais De luxe, Refreshment Rooms
  • 1930 - The Greek Club
  • 1940 - The Hortons, Tea Rooms
  • 1941 - Peters Better Cakes. its proprietors then were Peter Sourlos, and Alexander Zeppos.
  • 1947 - The Vogue Cafe, the proprietors were Alexander Zeppos from 58 Church St. and Peter SourlosIt had its own bakery upstairs.
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above
  • Currently - The Essington Apartments, with shops below

25 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1930 - J.A. Myers  Stationer & Bookseller
  • 1932 - A Smalley, 1938 . J. Neville, Newsagent & Stationer 
  • 1950 - T.J. Ledsam, Newsagent
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above

27 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1921 - The Oxford CafePhone B1980
  • 1947 - The Paragon Cafe purchased by John Raftos and his brother Nick Raftos, The Cafe was sold a few years later.  Notes :As advertised in 1947 .The New, Modern .Paragon Cafe. (50 yards from T. & G. Building,) We specialise in grills, salads, fish meals, and all kinds of toasted sandwiches.,
  • 1932-1938 - Charker & Co, Auctioneers
  • 1932 - Hart & Welford, Dressmakers
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above

29 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1940 - Reg Lazarus Fruit Shop
  • 1930 - J. F. Leach, Cafe,
  • 1932 . C. Atmore, Cafe
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2001 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

31 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1930-1938 - W.G. Watson & CoElectrical Engineers
  • 1940 - Kia-ora Cafe
  • 1945 - Layfields, Cafe
  • 1946 - Kad.s Cafe
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above 
  • 2000 - were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below
  • Property Owner:G GERARDI & R GERARDI 2289

33 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1930 - Gordon & Gotch Aust Ltd, Wholesale Newsagents
  • 1941 - 1st floor, School of Dancing (Opp. The Old .Sun. Building). Principal: Jeanne Nicholas.
  • 1940 - Vacant
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2001 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below
  • Property Owner:G GERARDI & R GERARDI 2289

35 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1920 - Union Pictures Ltd
  • 1938 - The Newcastle Registration Board
  • 1932-1940 - The Newcastle Jockey Club Ltd.
  • 1940 - The Newcastle Rugby Football League
  • 1950 - Browns Boot Hospital,  Boot and Shoe repairers.
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2001 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

37 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building
  • 1930-1938 - Johnson & Hey, Typewriter Agents
  • Note - All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2001 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

The Beach Fish Cafe, with George Davias & Staff around 1949

39 
Hunter St Newcastle East End, The Essington Apartments Building

41 Hunter St Newcastle, East End, The Essington Apartments Building

The Great City Oyster Saloon 1890

43-47 
Hunter St Newcastle, East End, T&G Building


The T&G Building

45  Cnr Hunter St Newcastle, 
East End,  The T&G Building with various tenants (1920 numbering  system)

<<<< Crossing over Watt / George St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
Southern side of Hunter St, Watt to Bolton St block... for North side Click Here

NOTE: Before 1908, Hunter St began at Watt St.  In 1908 the buildings on allotments 3 and 4 in Watt Street were demolished in order to extend Hunter Street, East through to the sand hills & the beach. NOTE in 1909, one of the old numbering system, starting at number 01 Hunter St,  on the corner of Watt and Hunter st.s and ran West to the  AA Company Rail Bridge.

The Australian Joint  Stock Bank 1852 (Photo Uni)

49-51 
Cnr Hunter St / 01 Hunter St
 Newcastle,  East End, (in1909 the Numbering System 01 Hunter St begins)

53 Hunter St / 03 Hunter St  Newcastle, East End,

55 Hunter St / 05 Hunter St  Newcastle,  East End,  AMP Chambers

57 Hunter St / 07 Hunter St Newcastle,  East End, AMP Chambers
59 Hunter St / 09 Hunter St  East End, Newcastle, P&O Building

  • 1895 - W. Mcleod, Books, Stationery and Newspapers.
  • 1909 - James H. McLean, Bootmaker  09 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Barnes Ltd, Bootmaker
  • 1930 - O.Ryans Tennis Shop
  • 1930 - Youngs Music House, George H Young, Proprietor
  • 1940 - The Queensland Insurance Co
  • Currently - The Medical Practice Newcastle, Dr. Lester Grace
  • Property Owner:C GRACE 2300


61 Hunter St / 11 Hunter St Newcastle, East End


Henry Asser, Bookseller and Stationer, The Yacht Club Hotel is next door 1897 (Photo uonarchi)

63 Hunter St / 13 Hunter St  Newcastle,  East End,
  • 1897 - Henry Asser, Bookseller and Stationer.
  • 1909 - William Moore, Solicitor  13 Hunter St
  • 1909 - William E. Smith, Painter
  • 1909 - Alfred W. Ackroyd, Architect
  • 1909 - Whyte & Dean, Electrical Engineering
  • 1920 - William H. Bruce, Tailor
  • 1930-1990 - Greentree & Robertson, Chemist
  • 1950 - J.A. Robertson, Chemist
  • Currently - Doggy Chu
  • Property Owner:J A MORGAN 2303


Yacht Club Hotel 22nd February 1876 (Photo via Ricky Walters)

65 
Hunter St / 15 Hunter St,
 Newcastle, East End, Westminster Apartments  Building  (In 1909 = 15 Hunter, In 1910 known as 65 Hunter) 

  • 1870-1890 - The Yacht Club Hotel James Hubbard'sYacht Club Hotel....  Fire at the Yacht Club Hotel, Newcastle 22nd Febuary 1876 About 1.20 on Monday morning the city was alarmed by the ringing of the fire bell at the engine house in Newcomen Street. At first sound of the bell a reporter from the Herald went forth, and looking up Hunter St a densc column of smoke was observed to be rising from premises some distance up on the left hand side of the street, not far from the intersection of Bolton St. Upon proceeding nearer, it was perceived that the fire had broken out at the back of the Yacht Club Hotel, opposite the Court House. 15 Hunter St
  • 1890-1990 - The Westminster Hotel Was Built on the site of the old Yacht Club Hotel after the fire of 1876, (R. Bonventi) In 1938 proprietor was C.H. Pyatt
  • 1990 - The Westminster Hotel ceased trading and was redeveloped into Apartments. 15 Hunter St
  • Note - The Westminster Hotel in 1990 and the license was transferred to The Mean Fiddler Hotel in Rouse Hill.
  • Currently - SushiNet on the Gr Floor and Westminster Apartments above.    ok15

    The Westminster Hotel 1910 (Photo Uni) 


<<<< Laneway >>>>

67-71 Hunter St / 19 Hunter StNewcastle,  East End, The Commercial Bank of Australia Building


    73-75 Cnr Hunter St 21 Hunter St Newcastle  East End, (numbering used pre 1909)


    <<<<  Crossing over Bolton St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
    Bolton to Newcomen St Block
    ... for North side Click Here

    Rural Bank Cnr Bolton & Hunter St, looking west from Post Office 1972 (Photo Newcastle Herald) digi col

    7
    Cnr Hunter St / 23 Hunter St,
     Newcastle,
    Criterion Hotel in 1956 Cnr Bolton & Hunter St, looking west (Photo ANU)

    79 Hunter St / 25 Hunter St, Newcastle,

    81a Hunter St / 25a Hunter St, Newcastle,

    81 Hunter St / 27 Hunter St, Newcastle

    83 Hunter St / 29 Hunter St, Newcastle

    85 Hunter St / 31 Hunter St, Newcastle

    87 Hunter St / 33 Hunter St Newcastle,


    89 Hunter St / 35 Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1909 The British Piano Depot, Walter Stent, Music Teacher, Miss Jean Garrett, Music Teacher, Miss Doris Napier-North, Music Teacher 35 Hunter St
    • 1920 . George Paxinos, Refreshment Rooms & Confectionary.
    • 1930-1938 . C. Hyman, Watchmaker & Jeweler
    • Prouds, Watchmaker & Jeweler
    • Currently: A Vacant Store  


    91 Hunter St / 37 Hunter St Newcastle,


    Toni.s Cafe (Photo by Matthew Ward)1940
    93 Hunter St / 39 Hunter St  Newcastle,

    93a Hunter St / 41 Hunter St  Newcastle,

    95  Hunter St / 43 Hunter St  Newcastle,

    97 Hunter St / 45 Hunter St Newcastle,

    99 Hunter St / 47 Hunter St  Newcastle,

    101 Cnr Hunter St / 49 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1876 . Galley.s Family Hotel (George Galley)
    • 1909 . Lee & Co, Tailors Shop2   49 Hunter St
    • 1918-1950 - Coo Ee Clothing Company, Tailors, Boys clothing retail, shop2
    • 1920 . G.C. Henderson, Tailor
    • 1940 . R. Wilson, Fishmonger
    • 1942 - The Matara Gourmet BarIt was located on the east corner of Hunter & Newcomen St,  It was owned by John (Yianko) Rafty
    • 1960 - Shindig Village NightClub, owned by John (Yianko) Rafty, above the Matara Bar. It was operated by Phil & Jenny Clarke who also owned Pumpkins Boutique.
    • Palmers Menswear
    • Harrey.s Bag Store
    • Currently - Vacant Store ex Pizza Shop

    <<  Crossing over Newcomen St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>
    South side of Hunter St, Newcomen to Morgan St Block
    ... for North side Click Here

    103 Cnr Hunter St / 51 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1886 - The Hunt Club Hotel  (M.J. Moroney) 
    • 1909-1940 - The  Masonic Hotel (George K McLaren, Masonic Hotel 1920 Richard Bath) 51 Hunter St
    • 1930-1938 - M. Anderson, Specialising in ready to wear robes.
    • 1950 - C E Sorby & CompanyForks Rakes, Shovels Wire Netting, Watering Pots Garden Hose, we have a Reputation for Selling Cheap, which is something worth keeping, and are determined to do so.
    • Currently - The Ground Floor Cafe,  previous Gloria Jeans Coffee Shop.       chkok51

    The Astoria Cafe & others
    103A-105 Hunter St / 53-59 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1876 - The Ladies Warehouse,  Miss Fogarty late of Kelk & Alfords Sydney Has much pleasure in intimating to the residents of Newcastle and surrounding districts that she in now opening business in Hunter St at the corner of Newcomen St where  she will offer for sale a splendid assortment of Ladies Wear.
      1886 - J.C. Kelly & Co, Drapers
    • 1891-1909 - Scotts Ltd, Drapers, W. Scott, Drapers, 53-61 Hunter St
    • 1900 . JC Kelly & Co, Drapers
    • 1910 . T.J. Charnock, Tailor
    • 1925-1938 . The Astoria Sundae Parlor, Opened originally by proprietors, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Brett. 
    • 1943 The Astoria Cafe was taken over by proprietors, Jerry Kolivas, (who was also Manager) Michael Shannos, and Chris Stelianos.
    • Notes : On Christmas Eve 1942, The Astoria advertised in the Newcastle Herald .that it would be closing on Sundays as there was a shortage of high quality foodstuffs to go around the full week. This action is taken In order that the same High Standard of Quality and Efficient Service that the .Astoria. Is noted for, might he maintained throughout the week days to our numerous regular Patrons..
    • Notes : By December 1943, The Astoria also advertised .that it would be closing at 7.30pm every night, due to the rationing of foodstuffs, and power problems, etc..
    • Notes : In January 1946 The Astoria announced that it just reopened after an extensive renovation. The Astoria was located 2nd from the corner on Hunter St and west from Newcomen Street. The Astoria was still trading up and until Nov 1954. Phone B3026
    • 1938-1950 . Mac Frank, Boot and Shoe retailers.
    • 1950 Anderson.s, Frocks
    • Currently: - Subway Restaurant.
    • Property Owner: LANDCOM

     
    The Astoria Cafe (Spero digi color)

    105-107 Hunter St / 55-61 Hunter St Newcastle, 
    • 1886 - Provost, Fancy Goods (in shop 107)
    • 1886 - R. Ingall & Sons, Milliners
    • 1891 Tom Ellis  Bookmaker. Cheap boot repairs. As advertised .Wanted to be known. .EIlis, Hunter-st, has- been specially appointed Boot maker to His Excellency the Right Honorable the Earl of Jersey, G.O.M,G..
    • 1891-1909 - Scotts Ltd, Drapers, W. Scott, Drapers,   53-61 Hunter St
    • 1910-1953 . Mick Simmonds Ltd, Tobacconist
    • 1932-1938 . Creed.s Ltd, Robe Specialists
    • 1932 . W.S. BrendenRadio, Sporting Requirements
    • 1950 . Headwise Hats Pty Ltd, Milliners
    • 1950 . Fletcher Jones Australia
    • Currently: - Nook Store



    The Astoria Cafe with Jerry Kolivas 1943 (digi color Spero)

    109-111 Cnr Hunter St / 63 Hunter St  Newcastle, Simmons. Chambers
    • 1886 . A.J. Potter, Watchmaker
    • 1886 . Featherston, Clothier
    • 1891-1909 Scotts Ltd, W. Scott, Drapers, 53 to 61 Hunter St
    • 1895 . Cook and Co, Economical Cash Drapers
    • 1909-1938 . A.J. Potter & Co, Jewelers  63 Hunter St
    • 1909 . George Williams, Music Teacher
    • 1920 . Commonwealth Shoe Co Ltd
    • 1930-1938 . Simmons. Chambers
    • 1930 . A.J. Larkin, Dentist
    • 1930 . A.J. Reedman, Builder
    • 1930 .  Shop Assistants Union
    • 1932-1938 . Mac.s, Boot Shop
    • 1932-1938 . Mick Simmonds Ltd, Tobacconist
    • 1932 . H.E. Koll, Chemist
    • 1940 . The Dell, Restaurant
    • 1938-1940 . Gibb & Beeman, Ltd, Opticians
    • 1950-1972 . Fays Shoes .Shoe Store
    • 1970 . Camera House &
    • Currently: . Fletcher Jones Australia, The Nook Store and 1st Floor its Pole-Arise fitness .

    <<< Crossing over Morgan St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>
    South side of Hunter St, Morgan to Market St Block... for North side Click Here


    JS Robb, Cash Draper and Milliner, Corner of Hunter and Morgan Sts,  August 1897 (Picture Ralph Snowball)

    117 Cnr Hunter St / 65 Hunter St  Newcastle,


    Hunter St Mall 1972 (Photo Uni)

    119 Hunter St / 
    67-69 Hunter St
    Newcastle,

    119a Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1886 - Moran, Milliner
    • Currently - Sussan, women.s fashion retailer

    121 Cnr Hunter St / 71 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1886 - Hollinshead, Milliner
    • 1909 . Atkinson & Hughes, Mercers 71 Hunter St
    • 1909 . Maurice T. Davies, Confectioner
    • 1920-1930 . Richard Rundle, Tailor
    • 1921 . The No. 2 Astoria Cafeproprietors were Michael Shannos  & Speros Benas.
    • Notes : .Newcastle.s Leading Confectionery Importers. Shipments Landing Weekly from all the best English & Continental Makers. We claim these Lines are the Best Procurable. Unexcelled for Flavour, Purity guaranteed. All Pascall.s Toffoc in Sixpenny and Shilling Tins. The Best Chewing.Gum on the Market is CHICLETS,.A Dainty, Wholesome, and Healthful Confection. Lawney.s American Chocolates. Cadbury Chocolates always in Stock..
    • 1938-1950 . Fostar.s Shoes Pty Ltd, Boot and Shoe retailers. Shop2
    • 1995 . Caldwell the Jeweler.
    • Currently. Studio Melt a Contemporary Jewellery , The Birdcage On Hunter,  Ladies. Wear

    Borough Markets, Demolished in 1915 (photo uonarchi)

    129-131a Hunter St / 
    75 Hunter St  Newcastle, Top of Market St
    • 1870 The Borough Markets. (City Markets) The foundation stone of the Borough Markets was laid in 1870 by Mayor William A Sparke. It was built by Smith Thomas, who was a well-known and respected figure in the building industry of Newcastle for almost 60 years, and designed by an established Sydney architect, G. A. Mansfield, and its construction was supervised by Joseph Backhouse. The markets were demolished in 1915.
    • 1909 - City Markets 75 Hunter St
    • Currently. Mr 3, Ladies. Fashion and the new Market Square          chk point 75ok

    123 Hunter St / 77 Hunter St Newcastle, / 187 Hunter st on the old system
    • 1878 - Shipwrights' Arms Hotel ..on the corner of Hunter & Market St's ???
      1888-1937The Newmarket Hotel (1909- Frederik Garnham,  Mrs Cath Thompson),  In 1937 Brewers Tooheys bought the licence from the old Newmarket Hotel, near the later Strand Theatre and opened the former Golden Sands Hotel later named The Esplanade Hotel (now demolished. It is now Pacific Park extended opposite Newcastle Beach) 77 Hunter St
    • 1900 . W Shirlow, Boot and Shoe Store
    • 1905-1910 - Henry Endersby.s Boot Store, 
    • 1910 Endersby.s was sold to the Nobby Shoe Company of Sydney (later the Commonwealth Shoe Company) The manager of the Nobby Shoe Company/Commonwealth Shoe Company was David Leslie Sharp, who became Henry.s son-in-law.  David Sharp had married Henry.s daughter, Florence Hannah Endersby, in December 1906 and they went on to establish Sharps Shoe Store in 1929 at 205 Hunter Street.  David Sharp was 26 when he married Florence and was 30 when he was the manager of the Nobby Shoe Company, following its acquisition from Henry Endersby in 1910.
    • 1910 -1920 - Atkinson & Hughes, The hat kings, Hatters & Mercers         77ok
    • 1930 . W.S.Peisley, Dentist,
    • 1930-1938 . Miss E. Corcoran, Dermatologist
    • 1930-1938 . Sperling.s Fur Department
    • 1932-1938 . Spencer Block Buildings
    • 1938 . Evalyn-Mellor, Studio Photographers   

    Ncle Herald Clip, Lucernes Strand Butchery
    125 Hunter St / 79 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1901 - Lucernes Strand Butchery  125 Hunter St
    • 1909 . Samuel BarnettTobacconist 79 Hunter St 
    • 1910 . Rudolph Langer, Stationer
    • 1920 . Gerald Levy, Tobacconist
    • 1930 . Morgans Cakes Ltd,
    • 1930-1938 . Way.s Ltd, Refreshment Rooms
    • 1938 . Sergeants Ritz Milk Bar
    • 1950 . Hunter and Son Pty Ltd Juno, Boot and Shoe retailers.

    127 Hunter St / 81 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1910-1930 . Lowes Ltd, Tailors
    • 1910 . W.S. Preisley, Dentist
    • 1920 . Spencer Block Buildings
    • 1930-1938 . T. Sperling, Ladies Frocks
    • 1938 . Eastern Arts, Art Salon
    • 1960 - Sussan, dress shop
    • 2000 ? Caldwell Jewelers

    The Strand Theater in the 1970's (Photo Lost Newcastle)
    129 Hunter St / 83 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1909 - J. Hunter and Son Pty Ltd Juno, Boot and Shoe retailers.  83 Hunter St
    • 1930-1980. The Strand Picture Theatre, which was Demolished in the early  1980.s to make way for the redevelopment of Market Square. Note, across the road, the Hunter on Hunter Hotel on the left and Palings on the right.
    • 1980 . The new Market Square shopping centre, built by Kern Corporation Ltd on the old Strand site, opened by NSW Premier Neville Wran on November 17, 1980,
    • CurrentlySussan, clothing

    131 Hunter St / 85 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1920 . J. Elliott, Cafe
    • 1930-1938 . T. Sperling, Ladies Costumes
    • 1950 . Creedway.s, Frocks

    133 Hunter St / 87 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1938 . Rebuilding
    • 1940-1950 Lucerne.s, Butchers
    • 1950 . R.W. Whitaker & Son, Jeweler.

    135a Hunter St / 87a Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1886 . Summerfield & Co, Tailors
    • 1915 - 1st F, Newcastle Business College
    • 1940 . The Bargain Arcade Pty Ltd No 1, Chain Store
    • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL

    137-141 Hunter St / 89 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1886 . J. Hunter, Boot Shop
    • 1899 . Refreshment RoomsManufacturing Pastry Cook and Confectioner
    • 1908.1930 Hunter & Son Ltd, Boot, Bag, Leather & Grindery store
    • 1950 Woolworths LtdDepartment Store. 147 Hunter St
    • Caldwell the Jeweler

    1916 Lyric Cafe Add
    143 Cnr Hunter St / 91 Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1880-1916 - The Northumberland Hotel (H. Simpson) 
    • 1909 . Robert Christie, Umbrella Maker 91 hunter St
    • 1909 . Thomas Parker, Dentist                      91 hunter St
    • 1916 . Lyric Cafewas opened by Paxinos and Zervos.
    • 1920 - The proprietors were  Zervos & Raftos. On 4th October 1926 all fixtures and fittings were auctioned..
    • 1930-1938 Bon Ton, Milliners
    • 1946 - Jays TravelHunter St Mall
    • 1948 - The Havana Cafe, the proprietor was John Barlas this was on the corner of Hunter and Thorn Street and just up from the old Strand Theater. 
    • Curently: . Jays TravelHunter St Mall Its all part of the new Market Square  
    • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300

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    145 Cnr Hunter St / 93 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1860 - A. Smith, Draper with  The Globe Hotel  next door in Thorn St 1860-1880 .
    • 1897.1920 . T.H. Raysmith, Watchmaker
    • 1930-1938 . R, Whitakerwatchmaker & jeweler
    • 1950 . Chic Salon, Lingerie

    147-149 Hunter St / 95-97 Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1860 - R. Lipman, Watchmaker, Having made satisfactory arrangements for the renewal of the lease of his old-established business premises, desires to
      inform thep ublic that he has Just Opened. A MAGNIFICENT ASSORTMENT of Jewelery, Watches, Clocks Ladies' and Gentlemens Gold SetsDIAMOND RINGS, &c., &c., whilch will be found highly suitable for presents  to FRIENDS for the coming holidays.A Great reduction has been made in Watches of every description, and Liberal Discounts will be madeon every article bought.
    • 1897-1920 - Llewellyn Davies, Confectionery Manufacturer 95-97 Hunter St
    • 1930 . G. Grivas, Confectionary and Refreshments          chk point 95-97ok
    • 1938 . Christie.s, Frocks & Umbrella, boot warehouse
    • 1939-1950 . Selfridges (Australia) Ltd, Chain Store
    • 1951 . Coles Supermarket,
    • 1980 . Newcastle City Health Foods
    • Currently: - French Chateau


    Coles Newcastle 147-149 Hunter St (Photo Newcastle Herald)
    149 Hunter St / 99 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1860 . Ingall & Sons, Milliners
    • 1909 . H.A. Pocklington, Stationer 99 Hunter St 
    • 1910 . Hunter & Sons, Boot Dealers & Leather
    • 1930 . The California Cafe
    • 1930-1936Tredrite, Shoe Store
    • 1936-1950 .  Selfridges (Australia) Ltd, (Opened 30th Jul) (no connection with the London Store).
    • 1950 . Coles Supermarket, George James (G. J.) Coles learned the retail trade working for his father.s .Coles Store. business from 1910 to 1913. (The store continued operating as .The Original Coles. at Wilmot, Tasmania, until it was destroyed by a fire on 24 January 2014) Coles itself was founded when G. J. Coles opened the .Coles Variety Store. on 9 April 1914 on Smith Street in the Melbourne, Victoria suburb of Collingwood. Further expansion occurred and Coles. interest in food retailing was spurred in 1958 when it acquired 54 John Connell Dickins grocery stores. It then acquired the Beilby.s chain in South Australia in 1959 and 265 Matthews Thompson grocery stores in New South Wales in 1960.
    • 1970 . The Cavern Night Club was on the site above Coles in Wolf Street
    • 1996 - Coles Building purchased by a Newcastle Development Syndicate. I found and instigated the purchase by Go Hunter Mall Pty Ltd, which comprised of 5 local business people plus Myself and redeveloped by JML as shareholders and builders.
    • 1998 . Angus & robertsonBook Store
    • 1998 - Millers Clothing. Our range of women.s clothing will help you flaunt your style
    • Property Owner: GPT HUNTER CUSTODIAN PTY LIMITED & LANDCOM 2000

    151 Hunter St / 101 Hunter St Newcastle
    • 1860 . Paine, Fancy Goods
    • 1920-1938 . George Adams Ltd, Cake Manufacturers
    • 1909-1950 . W.H. Sproull & Co, Chemist 101 Hunter St
    • 1938 . Cook's Ham Shop, Smallgoods
    • Currently:  The Pilates Barre Newcastle, Dance Fitness classes
    • Property Owner:GPT HUNTER CUSTODIAN PTY LIMITED & LANDCOM 2000

    153 Hunter St / 103 Hunter St Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1860 . Harris & Sproull
    • 1860 . Manning Bros, Grocers
    • 1908 . Stuttafords,  Umbrella Repairs.
    • 1909 . Herbert Harvey, Tobacconist   103 Hunter St
    • 1938 . W.H. Sproul & Co, Chemist
    • 1950 . Shirley Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Shoe retailers.
    • 1950 . Soul Pattinson Pty Ltd. Chemist,  is one of Australias leading Pharmacy groups. For over 130 years, the company has been providing pharmacy services, professional care and value for money to the community through Member owned pharmacies.The Soul Pattinson retail outlets expanded rapidly between 1920 and 1937 with more than fifteen pharmacies opening in New South Wales, including the Newcastle region. Today there are over 80 Soul Pattinson Chemists nation wide.Soul Pattinson Chemist is now wholly owned by Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) following the acquisition in May 2000. API is an integrated healthcare services company with four core business operations  pharmaceutical, distribution, manufacturing, retail pharmacy brands and hospital and medical distribution. It was established as a chemists co-operative in 1910 and listed on the ASX in 1997. 
    • 1980 . Bagga.s Pharmacy
    • Currently- Jo Jo.s Homeware
    • Property Owner:GPT HUNTER CUSTODIAN PTY LIMITED & LANDCOM 2000

    Royal Exchange Hotel (Photo Uni)

    155-157 Cnr Hunter St / 105 Hunter St  Newcastle
    • 1878-1938 . Royal Exchange Hotel  (1878 . A.C. Hollinshed, Thos B Sharp) 105 Hunter St
    • 1910 . Pikes Boot Making Company   
    • 1938-1950 . The Duke of Kent Hotel (P.J.Ryan) (155) James Fraser, begs to inform the public of Newcastle and Surrounding district that he has opened the Royal Exchange Hotel, with a Large and choice stock of Liqueurs of the best brands, and customers will at all times be served with the best.The Hotel possess every convenience for travellers, has a good ample room, and will be found reletto with every comfort and convenience, having been thoroughly overhauled and put in first-class order.
    • 1985 - Advance Bank, was an Australian bank that existed from 1985 until 1997, when it merged with St George Bank.It started as the NSW Permanent Building & Investment Society in 1939.In 1982, it established a funds management division, Advance Asset Management, which is now a specialist asset management business within the Westpac Group. "Its focus is on asset allocation and risk management, implemented through a multi-manager process, providing investment opportunities across a range of asset classes, including shares, property, fixed interest and cash.The building society was demutualised in 1985 and became known as the Advance BankIn 1995, Advance Bank acquired the State Bank of South Australia, which it continued to run as a separate business unit under the name "Bank of South Australia", branded "BankSA".[1]Advance Bank (and its BankSA subsidiary) was taken over in 1997 by St George Bank, itself another former building society.
    • Currently- the property is earmarked for Demolition to make way for the East End Development & Apartments

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    Domkin.s Hunter and Wolfe Streets (photo uonarchi) 1886 Scotts in the background

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    59 Cnr Hunter St / 109 Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1886 . W.H. Roberts, Fancy Goods  
      1909
      . William Domkin's, Boot Shop, .on the corner of Hunter and Wolfe Streets reveals a typical Victorian streetscape with the wide verandas and awnings that covered the entire footpath. This streets cape dominated the city until 1929 when the wide and elegant balconies were demolished and replaced by suspended awnings in line with Council policy for Hunter Street.. it was a boot store. 109 Hunter St
    • 1900 W.H. Roberts, Fancy goods
    • 1920-1938 . Green Bros, Jewelers
    • 1936-1950 . The Ritz Milk Bar Newcastle. In 1943 the proprietor was Michael Shannos1947 Theo Rafty was proprietor, by 1948 the Proprietor partners where Peter Scott and John Rafty.
    • 1950 . Andersons, Frocks
    • 1954 the business had expanded to 159A Hunter St.          109ok
    • 1957 . David Jones
      1957 - Caldwell's
      the jeweler once stood near David Jones.
    • Currently 2016H & R Block, Tax Accountants 


    159a Hunter St / 111a Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1886 . Capper Bros, Ironmongers
    • 1938 . Sellors, Silk Store
    • 1980 . Gentlemens outfitters, is Newcastle and the Hunter Valley's premier menswear and mens fashion retail outlet. We are the number one shop for suits, shirts and accessories
    • Currently:


    161 Hunter St / 111 Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1843 - The Rouse Hotel  (Robinson) Built on the DJ.s Site. William Rouse arrived as a convict on the Baring in 1815. In 1820 he was sentenced to death, the sentence being commuted to transportation to Newcastle for life. In 1825 he was employed on the Boat.s Crew at Newcastle. In 1829 he married Anne Vane/Wade, a convict of the Grenada in 1827.In 1830 William Rouse was employed as Constable and in 1839 Chief Constable. In 1843 he failed to apply for his license for the Steam Carriage Inn which was to close its doors, however he did obtain a license for his .splendid new house. under the sign of the The Newcastle Inn. This was situated in Hunter Street near Perkins Street. Later Scott.s occupied the site.
      Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions Letter Book 1845 reveal that the Publicans General License held by William Rouse was transferred to his wife Ann Rouse at a Special Court of Petty Sessions in consequence of the departure of William Rouse for England.
      1882 . Rouse Hotel. advertised: ROBERT C. WATT (For many years of the Newmarket Hotel), Has much pleasure in informing his old friends, and the public generally, that he has SECURED the favourite ROUSE HOTEL, HUNTER-STREET. By attention to his visitors. wants, and supplying the GENUINE ARTICLE ONLY, he believes that he will not fail in securing a liberal patronage. EXCELLENT BILLIARD TABLES, AND ONLY, Brands of best Qualities Kept.
    • 1920 - E. Witherspoon, Grocer
    • 1920 - W.G. Sweeney,
    • 1930 . George E. Firkin, Chemist
    • 1938 - New Hunter Chain Stores
    • 1938-1950 - Gardiner.s Ltd, Joe, Boot and Shoe retailers.
    • 1957 - David Jones acquired Scotts 
    • Currently - David Jones closed 2011, Demolished in 2018 to make way for the construction of the Newcastle East Apartment Buildings
    • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300


    163-167 Hunter St / 111b Hunter St Newcastle,  Washington House,

    • 1878 . W. Grisdale & Co. Royal Arcade, Ready Made Clothing Boys & Men
    • 1909 - Harris Maurice, Piano Distributor
    • 1909-1957 . Scotts Pty Ltd, General Drapers.
    • 1920 . J.E. Cook, Small Goods
    • 1938 - Washington Handley Soul (better known in the early part of the 20th century as businessman Washington H. Soul (n.b. Soul Pattinson was a subsidiary company of Washington H. Soul and Co.)
    • 1957 . David Jones
    • Currently:  David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building
    • Property Owner: GPT HUNTER CUSTODIAN PTY LIMITED & LANDCOM 2000


    165 Hunter St / 113 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1860 . Hewitt Bros, Fishing Tackle
    • 1909 . Herbert A. Hawkins, Chemist   113 Hunter St
    • 1920 . H. Charleston, Photographer
    • 1930 . Howard Harris Studios
    • 1930 . Robe Store, Specialist
    • 1930 . Miss E. Yates, Ladies Hairdresser
    • 1938 . Miss O. Lavington, Ladies Hairdresser
    • 1938-1950 - Lowes Ltd, Tailors
    • 1938 . G. S. Cole, Dentist
    • 1957 . David Jones acquired Scott.s
    • Currently:  David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


    167 Hunter St / 115 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1909 . Green Bros, Jeweler  
    • 1910-1930 . Ways Ltd, Refreshment Rooms
    • 1932-1938 . Soul Pattinson Pty Ltd, Chemist
    • 1957 . David Jones acquired Scott.s
    • Currently:  David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


    Scott.s Corner 1908 before DJ.s

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    69-187 Hunter St / 117 Hunter St  Newcastle,

    • 1897-1938 . Scott.s Pty Ltd, General Drapers, Importers, Milliners, Clothiers, Mercers.
    • 1909 - David James Jones, Draper 
    • 1938-1950 . Soul Pattinson Pty Ltd. Chemist
    • 1957 . David Jones acquired Scott.s
    • Currently:  David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building
    • For further info on Scotts
    • Property Owner:GPT HUNTER CUSTODIAN PTY LIMITED & LANDCOM 2000
    Scotts2.jpg

    Scotts Hunter St 1897


    175 Hunter St / 119a Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1899 . J Mackie & Co, Furniture
    • 1909 - David James Jones, Draper
    • 1957 . David Jones acquired Scott.s
    • Currently. David Jones now Demolished, it's the site of the Newcastle East Apartment Building


    179a Hunter St / 119b Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1988 . Mrs P.K. Penny,  Underclothing and Baby clothing
    • 1909 - David James Jones, Draper
    • Currently. David Jones closed in 2011 and now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building
    • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300


    181 Hunter St / 121 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1880 . Joseph Pearson Complete House Furnishers Phone 93
    • 1897 . Scott's Drapers, 
    • 1905 - William Scott, 121 Hunter Street, was redeveloped in about 1905 to offer William Scott additional space for his expanding business. The early building developed by William Scott remains today. The extant building at Scott.s Corner was not completed until after 1913 so there were at least 3 years between when Henry sold his Hunter Street shoe business and the time when that shop, and others, were demolished to make way for a major building development as William Scott further developed his premises towards the west and onto the Perkin Street corner
    • 1957 - David Jones  who later acquired Scott.s
    • CurrentlyDavid Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


    183 Hunter St / 123 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1897 . Scott.s Drapers, 
    • 1900-1905 - W. Shirlow, Boot and Shoe Store
    • 1905-1910 . Henry Endersby, Boot Dealer 123 Hunter St 
    • 1910-1929 - Nobby Shoe Company/Commonwealth Shoe Company, manager was David Leslie Sharp, who became Henry.s son-in-law. David Sharp had married Henry.s daughter, Florence Hannah Endersby, in December 1906 and they went on to establish Sharps Shoe Store in 1929 at 205 Hunter Street. David Sharp was 26 when he married Florence and was 30 when he was the manager of the Nobby Shoe Company, following its acquisition from Henry Endersby in 1910.
    • 1957 - David Jones 
    • 1910-1929 - Nobby Shoe Company/Commonwealth Shoe Company, manager was David Leslie Sharp, who became Henry.s son-in-law. David Sharp had married Henry.s daughter, Florence Hannah Endersby, in December 1906 and they went on to establish Sharps Shoe Store in 1929 at 205 Hunter Street. David Sharp was 26 when he married Florence and was 30 when he was the manager of the Nobby Shoe Company, following its acquisition from Henry Endersby in 1910.
    • 1957 - David Jones  who later acquired Scott.s
    • Currently:David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


    185 Hunter St / 125 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1886 . Lloyd & Manning, Grocers
      1909 - Hy, T. Lucerne, Butcher  125 Hunter St
    • 1909 . Scott.s Drapers,
    • 1957 . David Jones acquired Scott.s
    • CurrentlyDavid Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it's now the Newcastle East Apartment Building



    Corner Hunter & Perkins St 1891 (Photo Ralph Snowball)

    187 Cnr Hunter St / 127-129 Hunter St  Newcastle,

    • 1886 - W. Grahame & Son, Watchmaker
    • 1891 - R Currie & Co, Tailors
    • 1893 - Scotts Corner, Speros Paizis opened a cafe , known as Scotts Corner, In 1912 he moved around the corner into Perkins Street to the Victoria Cafe. .
    • 1905 - Henry Endersby.s Boot Store.
    • 1909 - George Paizis, Fruiterer,    127-129 Hunter St
    • 1919 - Scott's Corner, with its electric clock in the tower, telling the correct time, night and day, was one of the principal land-marks of the city.
    • 1957 - David Jones
    • Currently - David Jones closed 2011 and has now been Demolished,  to become the Newcastle East Apartment Buildings


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    South side of Hunter St, Perkins to Brown St Block... for North side Click Here

    Jack Sample's Crown and Anchor Hotel 1897.




    189-197 Cnr Hunter St / 133 Hunter St Newcastle,

    • 1876 - Stuarts Family Hotel This Hotel posseses a splendid suite of apartments, commanding a magnificent view of the Harbour. A well appointed Bath-room, contiguous to the bed rooms. A spacious room, built and arranged expressly for the accommodation of Comrmercial Gentlemen
    • 1897Jack Sample's Crown and Anchor Hotel ..
    • 1897-2018 - The Crown & Anchor Hotel Mrs W.S. Stewart has taken over the cafe next door to the Crown and Anchor in Perkins St, known as Cafe De Paris
    • 1876 - Theatre Hotel, Next Door to Stuarts Family Hotel,  in Perkins St was J. Dawson, late of the " Green Gate," Waratah, begs to inform his friends from that district, and the public generally, that he has opened a new and commodious House, known as the THEATRE HOTEL, adjoining the Victoria Theatre Perkin-street. W. J. D. will continue to keep the best of Liquors only, and can offer all visitors to the city superior accommodation, at moderate Charges 
    • Currently - The Crown & Anchor Hotel (Mrs E.M. Stewart) incorporating Sprout Dinning, Restaurant
    • Property Owner:ENTASIL PTY LIMITED 2197

    • Stuart.s Family Hotel
    • The Crown and Anchor Hotel


    191a Hunter St / 135 Hunter St Newcastle,    The Crown and Anchor Hotel Site
    • 1907. Greys Cafe, on the site of the Crown and Anchor Hotel.
    • 1910 . John. Blackburn, Watchmaker
    • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300


    191b Hunter St / 139 Hunter St  Newcastle, on the Crown and Anchor Hotel Site

    • 1909 - E.A. Guard, Refreshment Rooms ..     chk139 


    191c Hunter St / 141 Hunter St  Newcastle, on the Crown and Anchor Hotel Site
    • 1909 - Horler Bros, Hatters

    191d Hunter St / 143 Hunter St Newcastle, on the Crown and Anchor Hotel Site
    • 1909 - Lewis & Thomas, Drapers

    191e Hunter St / 145 Hunter St Newcastle, on the Crown and Anchor Hotel Site
    • 1909 . Charles J. Hart, Chemist
    • 1912 . William Bradley & Co, Boot Shop

    193-195 Hunter St / 151 Hunter St Newcastle, on the Crown and Anchor Hotel Site 

    • 1909 - Frank J. Street, Tobacconist 
      1920 - John Jones, Small goods
      1930 - A.W. Anderson, Smallgoods
      1935 -
      Samuel Reeves, Fruiterer
      1938 - Huxtable Lucky Lottery, Hairdresser


    193A Hunter St Newcastle, on the island opposite the Crown and Anchor Hotel
    • Currently:  BYKKO Hunter St Mall . Electric Bike Sharing Station
    • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300


    197 Hunter St / 153 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1886-1909 Walter A. Pike, Boot Manufacturer  153 Hunter St
    • 1920 . John Horler, Hatter
    • 1930-1938 . J. Israel, Jeweler
    • 1940 . Howe.s Shoes Pty Ltd. Shoe store
    • 1986 - St George Building Society
    • 1990 -  Games Workshop.
    • Currently: . Games Workshop.
    • Property Owner:A L POULTER 2045


    Bank of NSW and Winns (Photo Newcastle Herald)
    199 Hunter St / 155 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1886 . Price, Auctioneer
    • 1910 . William H. Bruce, Tailor
    • 1916 . Marble Bar Cafe
    • 1920 . Bert jones, Confectionary 
    • 1920 - Bank Of NSW  .. 
    • 1930 .The American Bag Store
    • 1938-1950 George Caldwell, Jewelry.
      1986 - Westpac Bank
      1986  - Standbags
    • CurrentlyFirst State Super
    • Property Owner:DERMOS PTY LIMITED 2030


    201 Hunter St / 157 Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1886 . Gates & Co, Grocer
    • 1910 - James E. Cook, Ham Smallgoods
    • 1920 . Charles J.R. Hart, Chemist
    • 1930-1938 . R.H. Stewart, Chemist
    • 1938-1950 . Newcastle Bag Store Pty Ltd, Handbags Travelgoods 
    • Smarts Bag Store
    • Currently - First State Super


    Hunter & Scott Sts

    203 Hunter St / 159 Hunter St  Newcastle, 1886 . R.O. Charlton, Draper
    • 1909G. Ruggero, Fruiterer
    • 1920-1950 . H.T. Lucernes Meat Markets, Butchers
    • 1930-1938 . Capewell & Taylor, Florists
    • 1950 - Australian Sea Foods
    • 1950 - McGavins Buther Shop, McGavins took over a number of Lucerne.s butcher shops in later years including the stores on Hunter Street and at 133 Scott Street. They eventually had more than 20 butcher shops in the region. 
    • 1980 .  St George building Society
    • Currently: .Newcastle Family Practice     


    205 Hunter St / 159a Hunter St  Newcastle,
    • 1886 - J. Dalby, Boot Shop
    • 1929-1976 -  Sharp's, Boot and Shoe retailers. shop1, the shoe store was taken over by the Wyatt family, following the death of Florence Sharp in 1976. Winns


    207 Hunter St / 161 Hunter St  Newcastle, Winns Building

    • 1878-1909 - The Paragon Hotel  (Jos O.Hanlan)   161 Hunter St
    • 1920-1938 . Wall G. Edwards, Dentist
    • 1929-1976 . Sharp's, Boot and Shoe retailers. shop2
    • 1930 . George Field, Electrical & Wireless supplies.
    • 1930 . Domestic Machinery Co Ltd, Electrical Repairs
    • 1938 . E. White, Tailor
    • 1940 - Howe's Shoes Pty Ltd. Shoe store
    • 1986 - The Greater Newcastle Permanent Building Society
    • Currently: - Newcastle Family Practice 


    Winns (Photo Uni)
    209-223 Hunter St / 163-165 Hunter St  Newcastle, Winns Building
    • 1878-1980 . William Winn and Company Pty. Ltd. Drapers,  Harriett Johnson, born on 11th January, 1823, married James Isaa c Winn in April, 1844. They sailed for Australia on the Templar 11 in May, 1844, arriving in Sydney in August,1844, then sailed to Newcastle , where they settled in Cameron's Hill, Pit Town, now known as Hamilton , on the present site of St . Peter ' s Church of England.
      In August, 1855, James , who was a carpenter by trade, died, leaving Harriett a widow with four children to support. With little money and no financial security, Harriett opened a small store ; probably in part of her home. This was the first Winn's store. The first Methodist church services in Hamilton were held in here in 1858..
      After serving their apprenticeship in Newcastle, two brothers, William and Isaac, went to Melbourne, where they gained valuable experience in a prominent wholesale drapery warehouse . In October, 1878, together with Mrs, Aird, a sister of Mrs, William Winn , they commenced business as co-founders of W. Winn & Co. ,in a small building with a 19ft. frontage to Hunter Street, The Broadway, Newcastle. The venture had a humble beginning, with only one assistant, and floor space of only 450 sq. ft.
    • 1947 . SuttonsPlayer Pianos. Beale. Crown, Gul Sransen, etc. Fully reconditioned and guaranteed. Easy terms. SUTTON.S
    • A HISTORY OF WINNS LTD. FROM OCTOBER, 1878 TO 19th JANUARY, 1980,
    • CurrentlyAll now demolished, it.s now an Apartment building.   
    • Property Owner:J KARMAS & A KARMAS (Unit 401) 2304


    Winn & Co, Drapers 1897 (Photo R Snowball) Spero Digi Color
    211-223 Cnr Hunter St / 167 Hunter St  Newcastle,  Winns Building

    • 1878-1910 - The Hunter River Hotel  (Laurence Kearney)  167 Hunter St