The History of Hunter Street. 
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A Historical Chronological List of ‘Who was who in Business in downtown Hunter Street' from before the turn of the Century, till now…. 

Our story Begins…

By Spero Davias

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

(updated 07/02/2019)

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

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

If you are looking for my other blog on the “Greek Cafe’s of old Hunter St” Click Here..


NOTES on the Hunter St Numbering System at the end of this page.

Due to the uneven Hunter St numbering systems, the street has been divided into 2 blocks, starting with the South side 1 and South side 2 followed by the North side The Highlights represent HotelsCafeSpecial places
SOUTH SIDE OF HUNTER STREET (The North side is at the end of the South list) The South side of the Street is known to Novocastrians as the 'Sunny Side'

<<<< Starting at the intersection of Telford and Hunter St’s and continuing west along the South side of Hunter Street, Telford to Pacific St Block >>>>

‘Top Of Town’ South Side of Hunter St, Now All Demolished (Photo Uni)
1 Hunter Street Newcastle, 
  • 1926 – It was Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
  • 1926 – The Wattle Cafe.
  • 1930-1935 – F. E. Notley, Fruiterer
  • 1935  The California Cafe. moved there when it closed down its operation at 147 Hunter St Newcastle (4 doors from Wolf St) in 1930 to make way for the opening on July the 30th 1936 of the new Selfridge's Department store. The California, relocated up to number 1 on the corner of Hunter and Telford Streets …. Around 1940, the proprietors of The California Cafe where Arthur Sikiotis and Paul (Polydoros) Paxinos. both originally from Stavros on the Island of Ithaca, Greece. 
  • Note : the building was demolished in the late 1970’s, to make way for the extended Pacific Park.

    Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1926 – It was Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
    • 1930-1938 – F. E. Notley, Book Seller & Stationary
    • 1950 – Liquid Gold, a clothing store.
    • Note : the building was demolished in the late 1970’s, to make way for the extended Pacific Park.

    Hunter St Newcastle, 
    • 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.
    • 1960 – Northern Spectacle & Optical Co.
    • Note : the building was demolished in the late 1970’s, it is now part of Pacific Park..

    7 Hunter St Newcastle, 
    • 1920 – It was Vacant land and sand hills 
    • 1920-1932 – William W. Chandler
    • 1938 – Mrs M. Thompson
    • 1960 – Beach Hut 
    • Note : the building was demolished in the late 1970’s, it is now part of Pacific Park..

    Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1950 – Shipmates Dairy Delight a milkshake and ice cream shop.
    • From Clem AshfordI 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. 
    • 1920 – James A. Miller
    • 1930 – C Wheatley
    • 1932-1938 – J. Kelly, Tailor
    • 1920 – It was Vacant land among the Newcastle East sand hills
    • Note the building was demolished in the late 1970’s, it is now part of Pacific Park..

    Shipmates Sugar & spice
    11 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 1950 – Shipmates Sugar & spice,  a very popular Hamburger and Donuts shop.
    • 1920-1938 – David J. Quinn

    13 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 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.
    • 1920 – Mrs Cath Logan
    • 1930-1938 – Mrs, E. J. Harris
    • 1920 – It was Vacant land and sand hills

    From the California on the left to  the Kosciusko Cafe
    15-17 Hunter St Newcastle,
    • 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. LaterThe The Kosciusko Cafe was passed on to Basil’s Son, Chris Stavros (Stavrianopoulos) Notes :  Next to the Kosciusko was the eastern top part of Pacific Park which wound its way up to the old Royal Newcastle Hospital.
    • 1920 # 15 – I.M. Wilks
    • 1920 # 17 – Mrs E.E. Edwards, Fruiterer
    • 1930 # 17a – Mrs H. McGregor, Cafe
    • 1919 – It was Vacant land amongst the sand hills
    • Note : the building was demolished in the late 1970’s, it is now part of Pacific Park..

        Pacific Park, ‘Top of town’ with The Royal Newcastle Hospital & Newcastle Beach

        <<<<<< Pacific Park >>>>>>
        <<<< Crossing over Pacific St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>
        South side of Hunter St, Pacific to Watt St Block

        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 (Photo Newcastle Library)

        19 Hunter St  / 33 Hunter St  Newcastle,
        • 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. 
        • 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
        • Note: All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2000 were 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,
          • 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 2000 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

          23 Hunter St  / 37 Hunter St  Newcastle,
          • 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

          25 Hunter St Newcastle,
          • 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,
          • 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,
          • 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 2000 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

          31 Hunter St Newcastle,
          • 1930-1938  – W.G. Watson & CoElectrical Engineers
          • 1940 – Kia-ora Cafe
          • 1945 – Layfields, Cafe
          • 1946 - Kad’s Cafe
          • NoteAll 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,
          • 1930 – Gordon & Gotch Aust Ltd, Wholesale Newsagents
          • 1941 – 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 2000 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below
          • Property Owner:G GERARDI & R GERARDI 2289

          35 Hunter St Newcastle,
          • 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 2000 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

          37 Hunter St Newcastle, 
          • 1930-1938 – Johnson & Hey, Typewriter Agents
          • Note: All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home above which in 2000 were converted to the Essington Apartments, with shops below

          The Beach Fish Cafe, with George Davias & Staff
          39 Hunter St Newcastle 
          • 1938-1946 – J. Litsa,  Fishmonger
          • 1944 – The Beach Fish Cafe, The proprietors were,  My Father George Davias and Agapitos Montiadis, (James George Morris) as partners, James Morris was the father of  our local Politicians, Peter Morris and  Allan  Morris that later, where elected as federal members of parliament. The Beach Fish Cafe was also contracted to supply all meals to the nearby Jail Cells at Newcastle Police Station in Hunter St..I remember walking down to Dad’s shop to watch the Queen drive past in February 1954 Notes :After the demolition and the rebuild of the new nurses home, the shops where handed back to the previous owners, but unfortunately the new Beach Fish Cafe turned out to be about a tenth of its original size which made it unsuitable as the cafe it used to be. James Morris took over the lease and used the space, trading as a Health food shop until he later moved the business to Hamilton..  
          • 1898 –  Kelly’s Book Depot, Book Store 
          • 1899 – R.L. Morrisby & CoTailor
          • 1930 – W. H. Waters, Hairdresser
          • 1932 – D. Page, Hairdresser
          • 1930 – Newcastle Sports Club
          • Note: The cafe, along with the other shops in the same block, were all demolished in 1957 to make way for the building of the Royal Newcastle Hospital Nurses Home. 
          • 2000 - Nurses Home was converted to the Essington Apartments, shops below
          • Currently : - Rosina’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza,

          41 Hunter St Newcastle,
          • 1932 – Tom Thomas, Butcher 
          • 1938 – R.H.B. Carcase Butcher
          • Fruit Shop owned by brothers John and George Lekatsas (Lucas). and earlier, owned by Basilis Tsolakis. Phone 354.
          • 1950 – it was purchased by Reg Lazarus. who continued to run the Fruit Shop up and until its demolition in 1957. After the reconstruction phase, Reg took back and reopened his shop.
          • 1940-1950 – R.H.Robertson, Butchers & Carcass.
          • 1950 –Australian Red Cross
          • Note: 1957 All existing buildings were demolished to make way for The New Nurses Home built above
          • 2000 - Nurses Home was converted to the Essington Apartments, shops below

          Grand City Oyster Saloon (1891 photo Snowball)
           43-47 Hunter St Newcastle,
          • 1904 – The Cosmopolitan Cafe ‘as Advertised,  The Cosmopolitan Cafe will be opened on the 3rd September 1904 when a splendid Band will perform a choice selection of music. The whole of the day’s takings will be given to the Newcastle Hospital, Zograf Hresto, Proprietor. James Cofteros, Manager,
          • 1890 – The Great City Oyster SaloonProprietor,  Zograf Hresto applied for a wine licence on the premises. It was finally granted.  
          • Notes :As advertised in 1904, “Mr. Zograf Hresto desires to inform the public that he has made extensive alterations and improvements In the premises lately known as the GRAND CITY OYSTER SALOON, which has been considerably enlarged both upstairs and down, and altered into a Modern Cafe, with Spacious, Ladies Room and all conveyances under the name of the “Cosmopolitan Cafe” which was situated next door to Washington H. Soul’s.  Tel 354
          • Zograff Hresto passed away around 1905 and the premise auctioned.
          • 1905, it was taken over by proprietors, Sophianos Denes & Cutsuicles Denes. 
          • Notes :As advertised in the Herald 1905, “THE COSMOPOLITAN CAFE41 Hunter-St, Bewcastle.   Now Open under New Management.”Sophianos Denes & Cutsuicles Denes having taken over the above well-known Cafe, hope to merit a fair share of patronage by providing FIRST-CLASS MEALS at MODERATE CHARGES, and catering generally,for the comfort of the public at large. fresh Fish and Oysters. Daily. Suppers Supplied. All the furnishings are elaborate and up to date. DENES and DENES, Proprietors”
          • 1922 - its Proprietors were the Rafty Brothers…  
          • 1930 – Scottish House
          • 1930-1932 – 1st Floor, South British Insurance Co Ltd.
          • 1932 – Queensland Insurance Co. Ltd.
          • 1938 – Farrs Markets Ltd,
          • 1940  Clue Ribbon, Refreshment Rooms
          • 1950 – Cromarty & Turner who were Accountants.
          • Note: Existing buildings were demolished to make way for The T&G Building.

                   The T&G Building
          45 (1920 numbering) Hunter St Newcastle,  The T&G Building with various tenants
          • 1930 – GF, Ways Ltd, Cafe
          • 1932 – GF, Royal Exchange Assurance & State Assurance Co Ltd
          • 1932 – Basement, Railway & Tramway Institute
          • 1932-1950 – 2nd Floor,  F.S.Scorer, Accountant
          • 1932-1950 – 3rd Floor, W.I. Evans, Agents Manufacturing.
          • 1932 – 3rd Floor, The PMG Dept, inspectors & Engineers
          • 1932 – 3rd Floor, British General Electric Co Ltd
          • 1940-1950–Hunter Commonwealth Institute of   Accountants, Institute.
          • 1940-1950 – Blennerhassett Institute of Accountancy, Business Colleges
          • 1940-1950 – International Correspondence Schools Pty  Ltd, Colleges.
          • 1940-1950 – Lloyds Register of Shipping.
          • 1940-1950 – Coal Carriers, Carrier.
          • 1940-1950 – A.C.Langwill, Agents Manufacturing
          • 1940-1950 – P.W. Saddington & Son Pty Ltd, Agents Manufacturing
          • 1940-1950 – MacDonald’s, Hamilton & Co, Agents Mercantile
          • 1940-1950 – Boys E James, Chiropodists.
          • 1940-1950 – The Newcastle Business Men’s Club
          • 1948 – Jeater, Rod & Hay, Architects
          • 1950 – Produce Broker, Anderson and Bond.
          • Property Owner: CEDTOY PTY LIMITED 2300

          47 Hunter St Newcastle, 
          • 1932 – Mollwraith, McEacharn Ltd, Shipping Agents

          <<<< Crossing over Watt / George st and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>> Southern side of Hunter St, Watt to Bolton St block….

          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 one of the old numbering system (1909), starting at number 01 Hunter St,  on the corner of Watt and Hunter st’s

          The Australian Joint  Stock Bank
          49 Cnr Hunter St / 01 Hunter St  Newcastle, (1909 Numbering System 01 Hunter St  Starts)
          • 1852-1910  The Australian Joint  Stock Bank (T.N. O’Neil, Mgr)
          • 1911-1930 – Australian Bank Of Commerce Ltd (George Alexander Mgr)
          • 1931 – Bank Of New South Wales 
          • The Australian Joint Stock Bank operated from 1852 to 1910, after which it became the Australian Bank of Commerce and then in 1931, it was taken over by the Bank of New South Wales.
          • Currently: - Westpac, Now on the corner of Watt and Hunter Streets  01chk

          51 Hunter St / 01a Hunter St / Newcastle, 
          • 1920-1930 – Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co Ltd
          • 1853-1950 – Bank of NSW,  was the first to commence operations in Newcastle.  1832 the bank had selected an allotment on Watt Street. The land, however, passed through the hands of two other owners before the bank opened its Newcastle branch there in June 1853.
          • 1876  The Commercial Banking Co of Sydney, (Percy W Vaughan Mgr.)
          • 1920  Newcastle Jockey Club, Newcastle Registration Board
          • 1920  Liverpool & London Globe Insurance.
          • 1920 – Boolaroo Racecourse Ltd
          • 1930 – 1 st floor, L Cavalier, Optician
          • 1950 – Mcilwraith McEacharn Ltd, Agents Mercantile
          • Currently: - Westpac, Now on the corner of Watt and Hunter Streets

          53 Hunter St / 03 Hunter St  Newcastle,
          1876 – A Savings Bank 1891  Scott The  Draper.  As advertised “SALE of Summer Dress Goods, Delaines, Muslims, etc., TO-DAY, and until every line is cleared, as ‘we must have more room for our fast increasing Millinery Department.”1909 - City Banking Co of Sydney, (Percy W. Vaughan) 1920 – W.M. Shedden & Son, Auctioneers, real estate 1920 – George Charles Greenham, Greenham Studio 1920 – North British & Merc Ins Co 1930 – 1st floor, The AMP Society 1930-1932 – Donald, Chemist 1938 – Bank of NSW Currently: part of Westpac, Now on the corner of Watt and Hunter Streets

            55 Hunter St / 05 Hunter St  Newcastle
            • 1891 – Mrs Prevost, Cheapest in the city for Christmas Presents
            • 1876 – listed as Dining Rooms
            • 1909-1920 – South British Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd
            • 1940  The AMP Society
            • Currently: it’s the City Pharmacy
            • Property Owner:A J RUFO (Unit 6) 2300

            57 Hunter St / 07 Hunter St Newcastle,  AMP Chambers
            • 1876 - City Restaurant  
            • 1877 - The Australian Cafe . As advertised in the Newcastle Herald in 1878 "WANTED  a useful Man, for kitchen, apply The Australian Cafe, 7 Hunter-street"
            • Notes : 1889 Australian Cafe - Luncheon, Grill and Supper Rooms, 7 Hunter street, opposite Telegraph Office. The Dining Room is now open. Grills to order. Tea and coffee always ready. Meals 1 shilling     
            • 19091920– Robert C. Donald,  Chemist, in the AMP Building
            • 1930  AMP Chambers
            • 1940  John M Roggero, Solicitor
            • 1940  1st F, Sparke & Helmore, Solicitors
            • 1950 – 3rd Fl, Marquetta, a bag and Sack Merchant
            • 1950 – 1st F, J. V. Daniel, Accountant
            • 1950 – R.C. Vidal & Company, Accountant.
            • 1950 – 3rd Fl, Great Northern Discount & Fin Company Pty Ltd, Agents Financial 
            • Currently: it is Lucas & Associates Solicitors

            59 Hunter St / 09 Hunter St  Newcastle,

            • 1895  W. Mcleod, Books, Stationery and Newspapers.
            • 1909 – James H. McLean, Bootmaker
            • 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
            • Property Owner:C GRACE 2300


            61 Hunter St / 11 Hunter St Newcastle,

            • 1890 as advertised “The Coolest Dining Rooms in the Northern District, are Fred Chambers’ ( late Mr. Lashmore ), opposite the Police Station, Hunter-street. Ladies’Dining upstairs, where you can dine in comfort.” 
            • 1900 – The City Restaurant.
            • 1909  L. Davies, Pastry Cook
            • 1920 – Arthur Smalley, Bookseller
            • 1930 –  P.C. Rudge & Co, Tailors
            • 1932 – C. V. Ell, Typewriter & Office Equipment
            • 1938-1950 – The Coffee Inn, Refreshment Rooms, The proprietor was Nicholas Scott (next to the Westminster Hotel and right opposite the old Newcastle Police Station and Post Office. .
            • 1970 – Hungry Johns Cafe owned by John Argiris. it was refurbished and reopened as a Cafe
            • LaterHungry Johns Cafe was purchased by Nick Raftos, who moved the business into his own premises, The Westminster Hotel situated next door.
            • Currently: - Vacant Shop
            • Property Owner: J A MORGAN 2289


            63 Hunter St / 13 Hunter St  Newcastle,
            • 1909 – William Moore, Solicitor
            • 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: it’s Doggy Chu
            • Property Owner:J A MORGAN 2303


            Henry Asser, Bookseller and Stationer 1897 (Photo uonarchi)
            65 Hunter St / 15 Hunter St, Newcastle,

            • 1897 – Henry Asser, Bookseller and Stationer.
            • 1910-1990 – The Westminster Hotel (R. Bonventi) (1909 = 15 Hunter, 1910 known as 65 Hunter) 1938 proprietor was C.H. Pyatt
            • 1990 - The Westminster Hotel ceased trading and was redeveloped into Apartments.
            • Note: The Westminster Hotel in 1990 and the license was transferred to the Mean Fiddler Hotel in Rouse Hill.
            • Currently:  SushiNet and Apartments above. ok15
                Yacht Club Hotel ?????where was it !!


                The Westminster Hotel 1910 (Photo Uni) 

                <<<< Laneway >>>>

                67-71 Hunter St / 19 Hunter StNewcastle, The Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd Chambers.
                • 1891 – The American Bar Cafe.
                • 1909 – Robert Edmunds, Bookseller
                • 1910- 1958 – GF, The Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd, 
                • Note: CBA of Australia merged with Westpac in 1982 
                • 1940- 1950 – J. L. Shaw,Broker
                • 1940 – Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co
                • 1940 – Dr E.W. Ferguson
                • 1940 – Eric ArmstrongSolicitor
                • 1950 – J. E. Capper, Accountant.
                • 1950 – Lamb & Boa, Accountant.
                • 1950 – R.S. Timbury, Agents Manufacturing.
                • 1950 – T.E. Flett, Chiropodists
                • 1950 – Dr E.W. Ferguson.
                • Currently:  AA Brothers – Computer Parts, and a block of Apartments above


                73-75 Hunter St 21 Hunter St (numbering used pre 1909) Newcastle
                • 1876 – The Bank of New Zealand
                • 1894 – Peter Paxinos, Fruiterer,  Restaurant and refreshment room.
                • 1905  Sam Barnett Tobacconist
                • 1909 –1938 – Commercial Banking Co of Sydney, 
                • Note: The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney merged with the National Bank of Australasia in 1982 creating the National Australia Bank.
                • 1920-1940 – GF, The Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
                • 1920 – Gf – O’Sullivan & Co, Tailors
                • 1930 – Fassifern Coal Co Ltd
                • 1930 – Southern union Insurance Co Ltd
                • 1940 – The Motor Traders Insurance Co
                • 1950 – The Government Insurance Office Of NSW
                • Currently: – Commercial Banking Co of Sydney Building With apartments above


                <<<  Crossing over Bolton St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>> Bolton to Newcomen St Block
                Rural Bank Cnr Bolton & Hunter St, looking west from Post Office 1972 (Photo Newcastle Herald)
                7Cnr Hunter St / 23 Hunter St, Newcastle,
                • 1876-1956 – The Criterion Hotel   (G.J.Pyke in 1930 it was Sol Diamond) Commercial House of the North, at the corner of Hunter and Bolton streets, Newcastle. Henry Buchanan Proprietor. Splendid Sample Rooms, Fine Billiard Room (two tables), and Unequalled Accommodation for Travellers. Demolished in 1956
                • 1876-1920 – John Broughton, Shipping Merchant
                • 1932-1938 – Electric Photo Studio
                • 1958-1972 – The Rural Bank with various tenants.
                • Currently: ground floor, Bank & Out Of The Square, Store & Newsagent 23chk
                • Property Owner: MEZEI HOLDINGS PTY LTD (Unit 3) 2300

                Criterion Hotel to 1956 Cnr Bolton & Hunter St, looking west (Photo ANU)
                79 Hunter St / 25 Hunter St, Newcastle,
                • 1909 – John Broughton Ltd, Shipping Merchant
                • 1932-1938 – Alex Peate & Co, Tailors 

                81a Hunter St / 25a Hunter St, Newcastle,
                • 1938 – Back in a Day, Newcastle Pty Ltd, Dry Cleaners
                • 1950 – Eric Tandy, Mercer

                81 Hunter St / 27 Hunter St, Newcastle
                • 1876 – Frank Alcock, Draper
                • 1909-1920 – Shaw & Sons Ltd, IronMongers, Hardware & Fancy Goods
                • 1920-1930 – Harcourts, Hatters & Mercers
                • 1930 - Hotel Brokers & Commercial Agents
                • 1930 – Jos Kelly, Tailor
                • 1932 – Silk Fashions
                • 1938 – Capewell & Taylor, Florists
                • 1947-1950 – Scott’s Milk Bar and Fruit Shop. the Proprietor was Mr Nick Scott.
                • 1954 – Fruit shop owned by George Lekatsas (Lucas) .
                • 1957 – The Brazil Coffee Lounge.  Around 1957 John Raftos bought the fruit shop from George Lucas and transformed it into The Brazil Coffee Lounge which was a small narrow shop but became very popular and upmarket so when the opportunity came with the closing of the pharmacy next door which had a shared frontage and was virtually one shop divided in two, John spread the shop over both stores and created one larger space. About 1970 or 71 after purchasing the building, John, renovated extensively upstairs and opened the Brazil 81 Restaurant with piano bar and dancing. It became very popular with special events, functions and celebrations. there were separate bar areas on the 1st floor. The ground floor was a Cafe, The Brazil Coffee Lounge. The building was sold in 1979 to a consortium from Sydney.
                • Currently: Hunter 81 Boutique
                • Property Owner: M MIZRAHI & G M MIZRAHI 2029

                83 Hunter St / 29 Hunter St, Newcastle
                • 1876 – London Chartered Bank Of Australia
                • 1909 – The Government Savings Bank
                • 1920-1938 – George A. Campbell, Hairdresser (double size shop 83-85 Hunter st)
                • Currently: La Femme  

                85 Hunter St / 31 Hunter St, Newcastle
                • 1876 – G. Tribe, Tobacconist
                • 1909-1950 – George H. Campbell, Hairdresser,  (double size shop 83-85 Hunter)
                • 1920 – Johnston & Co,  Fancy Goods
                • 1930  W.F. Hutchinson, Dentist
                • 1930-1938  Maisonette, Ladies Hairdresser
                • 1932 – M. Engert, Dental Mechanic
                • 1940-1945 – The Devonshire Coffee Lounge, was a cake shop.
                • Notes : As the Newcastle Herald reported… “We have turned away about four times ,as many people as we have served,” said the Manageress of the Devonshire Coffee Lounge. “I have never seen such a rush; there has been nothing left for hours. We have done a roaring trade in buttered scones and pikelets. We can’t get enough to cope with the demand.”Later: in the 1970’s it was taken over by Nick Raftos who completely renovated the site and opened  the gift store ‘Dimity’s Cards and Party Shop’
                • Currently: A Vacant Store  

                87 Hunter St / 33 Hunter St Newcastle,
                • 1876 – W.H. Green, Ironmonger
                • 1910 – Jos Johnson & Co, Fancy Goods
                • 1920-1930  Christie’s, Skirts & Umbrellas
                • Currently: Shannon Hartigan Images
                • Property Owner: D REINER 2298 


                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
                • 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,
                • 1897 – Refreshment Room, by The NSW Aerated and Confectionery Shop. 
                • Notes : As advertised “For the convenience of Patrons, Telephonic Communication has been established between the NSW Aerated Water and Confectionery Co’s Retail Shop and Refreshment Rooms, opposite Paling & Co’s Music Depot; and the Factories at Wickham. Orders left at the City Establishment will receive prompt attention. Telephone No. 89.
                • 1909 – Peter Paxinos, Fruiterer
                • 1920 – J.A. Woodcock,
                • 1938 – Barnetts Tobacco
                • 1938-1950 Maceys, Ladies Wear
                • Currently: PixelPro- Photo Printing & Picture


                  Toni’s Cafe (Photo by Matthew Ward)
                  93 Hunter St / 39 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                  • 1909 – Jos Woodcock, Fruiterer
                  • 1920 – Denes & Denes, Restaurant
                  • 1930 – J.R. Crayden, Newcastle Wine Depot
                  • 1932 – Caldwell’s Wines Ltd
                  • 1938 – G.S. Bettley, Wine Salon
                  • 1940 – The Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
                  • 1947 – The Treasury CafeThe proprietors were Theo Milas and Con Zavitsanos who was also born on Ithaca Greece and in 1945 resided at 6 Perkins St. The Treasury Cafe was still trading up to 1952. Located midway between Bolton and Newcomen Streets. In May 1940 it was changed name to Toni’s Cafe which was opened by proprietor, Michael Shannos. There was a kitchen on the top story and dining rooms on the first and ground floors. Previously it was a wine bar, “The Wine Bar” By 1943 it was known as Toni’s Fish CafeNotes : Toni’s advertising… “Fishermen, Please Note. Best prices for Jewfish and Schnapper given at “Toni’s.”  phone B1964

                  93a Hunter St / 41 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                  • 1909 Peter Hresto, Oyster Salon
                  • 1930 – Sophianos & Leventis, Cafe,
                  • 1932 – Sophianos & Ramsbottom, Cafe,
                  • 1936 – The Cosmopolitan Cafe,  the proprietors  where Babis Bonis and Andrew Kulidas.
                  • 1940 – San Toy Cafe      ok41
                  • Currently: - The Deck
                  • Property Owner:K MILAS 2300

                  95  Hunter St / 43 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                  • 19091932 – W.H. Soul Pattinson Newcastle Ltd, Chemist
                  • 1920 – L. S. McMaugh, Dentist  ok43
                  • 1938-1950– Ells Bookstore,  books, toys and stationery
                  • Currently: - Vacant Store
                  • Property Owner:B A BARBIC & M H BARBIC 2035

                  97 Hunter St / 45 Hunter St Newcastle,
                  • 19091920 Alfred D. Robinson, Hairdresser
                  • 1930 – Sam Barnett, Tobacco Merchant.
                  • 1930 – Newcastle Standard Laundry Ltd
                  • 1930 1st floor – G.S. Cole, Dentist
                  • 1930 1st Floor – O’Sullivan, Tailor
                  • 1970’s  The Continental Cafe owned by John (Yianko) Rafty Later: The proprietor was George Rafty
                  • Currently: a clothing store, now vacant
                  • Property Owner: ITHACA INVESTMENTS PTY LTD 2300  

                  99 Hunter St / 47 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                  • 1876 – T. Eggleton, Fruiterer
                  • 1903 – Signor Zanoni Studio’sa Mandolin, Violin, and Piano Tuition. Signor Zanoni visits all suburbs.
                  • 1909 – Lee & Co, Tailors shop1
                  • 1918-1938 – Coo Ee Clothing Company, Boys clothing retail, shop1
                  • 1940 – Hinton Signs, Signwriter.
                  • Palmers Menswear
                  • Currently: a Vacant Store

                  101 Cnr Hunter St / 49 Hunter St Newcastle,
                  • 1876 – Galley’s Family Hotel (George Galley)
                  • 1909 – Lee & Co, Tailors Shop2
                  • 1918-1938 – Coo-Ee Clothing Company, 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 NightClubabove the Matara Bar. It was operated by Phil & Jenny Clarke who also owned Pumpkins Boutique.
                  • Palmers Menswear
                  • Harrey’s Bag Store
                  • Currently: it’s a Vacant Store

                  <<  Crossing over Newcomen St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>
                  South side of Hunter St, Newcomen to Morgan St Block

                  103 Cnr Hunter St / 51 Hunter St Newcastle,
                  • 1909-1940 – The  Masonic Hotel  (George K McLaren)
                  • 1940 – The Hunt Club Hotel  (M.J. Moroney) (Masonic Hotel 1920 Richard Bath)
                  • 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.
                  • Later: it became Gloria Jeans Coffee Shop.
                  • CurrentlyThe Ground Floor Cafe.  ok51

                  The Astoria Cafe & others
                  103A-105 Hunter St / 53-59 Hunter St Newcastle,
                  • 1900 – JC Kelly & Co, Drapers
                  • 1891 – Scotts Ltd, W. Scott, Drapers, 53 to 61 Hunter St
                  • 1910 – T.J. Charnock, Tailor
                  • 1925-1938 – The Astoria Sundae Parlor, Opened originally by proprietors, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Brett. 
                  • 1943 The Astoria Café 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
                  The Astoria Cafe with Jerry Kolivas (photo uonarchi)

                  105-107 Hunter St / 55-61 Hunter St Newcastle, 
                  • 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 – Scotts Ltd, W. Scott, Drapers, 53 to 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

                  109-111 Cnr Hunter St / 63 Hunter St  Newcastle, Simmons’ Chambers
                  • 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
                  • 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:  Bike Store, 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

                    Hunter St Mall 1972 (Photo Uni)

                    117 Hunter St / 65 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                    • 1886 – D. Stevenson, Clothier
                    • 1909 – Frank Witherspoon, Grocer       65chk
                    • 1920-1930 – Mac’s Boot Shop
                    • 1932-1938 – Richard Rundle, Tailor
                    • 1938-1972 – Hunter The Stationer,  Bookseller Stationer.
                    • 1940 – Howe’s Shoes Pty LtdShoe store
                    • 1950 – Edward Fay Pty Ltd, Boot and Shoe retailers.
                    • Currently– Newcastle New Projects.

                    119 Hunter St / 67-69 Hunter St Newcastle,
                    • 1886 – Sevil & Co, Butcher
                    • 1909 – Paxinos Bros, Fruiterers
                    • 1914-1920 – Payzis BrothersConfectionery & Fruiterers, located opposite Rundle’s
                    • 1920-1938 – Mac’s, Boot Shop
                    • 1930-1950 – Fostar’s Shoes Pty Ltd, Boot and Shoe retailers. Shop1
                    • Currentlyit’s MR3 Ladies’ Fashion and the new Market Square

                    119a Hunter St Newcastle,
                    • Currently: – Sussan, women’s fashion retailer

                    121 Cnr Hunter St / 71 Hunter St Newcastle,
                    • 1909  Atkinson & Hughes, Mercers
                    • 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
                    • Currently Mr 3, Ladies’ Fashion and the new Market Square  75ok

                      123 Hunter St / 77 Hunter St Newcastle, / 187 Hunter st on the old system
                      • 1878-1938 – The Newmarket Hotel (Mrs Cath Thompson), Brewers Tooheys bought its licence.
                      • 1900 – W Shirlow, Boot and Shoe Store
                      • 1905-1910 – Henry Endersby’s Boot Store, 
                      • 1910 sold it 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   

                        125 Hunter St / 79 Hunter St Newcastle,
                        • 1909 – Samuel BarnettTobacconist
                        • 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
                        • 2000 ? Caldwell Jewelers

                        The Strand.jpg
                        The Strand Theater (Photo Lost Newcastle)
                        129 Hunter St / 83 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                        • 1909 – Hunter and Son Pty Ltd Juno, Boot and Shoe retailers.
                        • 1930-1950– 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, was then 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 Newcastle,
                            • 1886 – Summerfield & Co, Tailors
                            • 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.
                            • Caldwell the Jeweler

                            1916 Lyric Cafe Add
                            143 Cnr Hunter St / 91 Hunter St Newcastle,
                            • 1860 –  The Globe Hotel  1880-1916 –  The Northumberland Hotel (H. Simpson) 
                            • 1909 – Robert Christie, Umbrella Maker
                            • 1909 – Thomas Parker, Dentist      91chk
                            • 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
                            • 1948 it was 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. Telephone 975.Curently: – Jays TravelHunter St Mall Its all part of the new Market Square  Property Owner: NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300

                             <<<<<<< Crossing over Thorn St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
                            South side of Hunter St, Thorn to Wolf St Block

                            145 Cnr Hunter St / 93 Hunter St Newcastle,
                            • 1860 – A. Smith, Draper, with The Globe Hotel  next door..  
                            • 1909–1920 – 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
                            • 1909-1920 – Llewellyn Davies, Confectionery Manufacturer
                            • 1930 – G. Grivas, Confectionary and Refreshments          chk point 95-97ok
                            • 1938 – Christie’s, Frocks & Umbrella, boot warehouse
                            • 1938 – Selfridges (Australia) LtdChain Store 1940 – Coles Supermarket,
                            • 1980 – Newcastle City Health Foods
                            • Currently: - French Chateau


                            Coles Newcastle (Photo Newcastle Herald)
                            149 Hunter St / 99 Hunter St Newcastle,
                            • 1860 – Ingall & Sons, Milliners
                            • 1909 – H.A. Pocklington, Stationer
                            • 1910 – Hunter & Sons, Boot Dealers & Leather
                            • 1930 – The California Cafe
                            • 1930-138 – Tredrite, Shoe Store
                            • 1936-1939 –  Selfridges (Australia) Ltd, (Opened 30th Jul) (no connection with the London Store).
                            • 1940 – 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.[7]) 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 and by a Newcastle Development Team
                            • 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
                              • 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  103chk
                              • 1938 – W.H. Sproul & Co, Chemist
                              • 1950 – Shirley Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Shoe retailers.
                              • 1950 – Soul Pattinson Pty Ltd. Chemist
                              • 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)
                              • 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.
                              • 1980 – Advance Bank

                               <<<<< Crossing over Wolf St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
                              South side of Hunter St, Wolf to Perkins  

                              Domkin’s Hunter and Wolfe Streets (photo uonarchi)
                              159 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.
                              • 1900 – W.H. Roberts, Fancy goods
                              • 1920-1938 – Green Bros, Jewelers
                              • 1936-1950 – The Ritz Milk Bar Newcastle. In 1943 the proprietor was Michael Shannos,
                              • 1947 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 acquired Scott’s
                              • Caldwell’s the jeweler once stood near David Jones.
                              • Currently 2016– H & R Block, Tax Accountants 


                              159a Hunter St / 111a Hunter St Newcastle,
                              • 1886 – Capper Bros, Ironmongers
                              • 1938 – Sellors, Silk Store
                              • 1980 – Gentlemens outfitters


                              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. 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 Scott’s 
                              • Currently David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it’s now the Newcastle East Apartment Building
                              • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300


                              • 163-167 Hunter St / 111 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 – Lowes Ltd, Tailors
                              • 1957 – David Jones acquired Scott’s
                              • 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
                                • 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 – 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
                                169-187 Hunter St / 117 Hunter St  Newcastle,

                                • 1908-1938 – 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
                                • Scotts Hunter St

                                175 Hunter St / 119a Hunter St Newcastle,
                                • 1899 – J Mackie & Co, Furniture
                                • 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
                                • Currently– David Jones closed 2011 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, 
                                • 1957 - David Jones  who later acquired Scott’s
                                • Currently– David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it’s now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


                                  183 Hunter St / 123 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                                  • 1897 – Scott’s Drapers, 
                                  • 1905 – Henry Endersby, Boot Dealer
                                  • 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 – Scott’s Drapers,
                                    • 1957 – David Jones acquired Scott’s
                                    • Currently– David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it’s now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


                                    187 Cnr Hunter St / 127 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                                    • 1886 – W. Grahame & Son, Watchmaker
                                    • 1893 – Speros Paizis opened a cafe , known as Scotts Corner (where David Jones once stood), In 1912 he moved around the corner to the Victoria Cafe. “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”
                                    • 1905 – Henry Endersby’s Boot Store.
                                    • 1909 – George PaizisFruiterer,
                                    • Currently– David Jones closed 2011 now Demolished, it’s now the Newcastle East Apartment Building


                                    <<<<< Crossing over Perkins St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
                                    South side of Hunter St, Perkins to Brown St Block

                                    Stuart’s Family Hotel (Photo Uni)
                                    189-197 Cnr Hunter St / 133 Hunter St Newcastle,

                                    • 1876 – Stuart’s Family Hotel x
                                    • 1878-2018 – The Crown & Anchor Hotel  x
                                    • 1938 - Now – The Crown & Anchor Hotel  E.M. Stewart
                                    • Currently – The Crown & Anchor Hotel (Mrs E.M. Stewart) incorporating Sprout Dinning, Restaurant
                                    • Property Owner:ENTASIL PTY LIMITED 2197


                                    191a Hunter St / 135 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 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,
                                    • 1909 – E.A. Guard, Refreshment Rooms ..     chk139


                                    191c Hunter St / 141 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                                    • 1909 – Horler Bros, Hatters

                                    191d Hunter St / 143 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1909 – Lewis & Thomas, Drapers

                                    191e Hunter St / 145 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1909 – Charles J. Hart, Chemist

                                    191f Hunter St / 147 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1909 – William Bradley & Co, Boot Shop

                                    193 Hunter St / 149 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1920 – Samuel Reeves, Fruiterer

                                    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


                                    195 Hunter St / 151 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1909 – Frank J. Street, Tobacconist 
                                    • 1920 – John Jones, Small goods
                                    • 1930 – A.W. Anderson, Smallgoods
                                    • 1938 – Huxtable Lucky Lottery, Hairdresser


                                    197 Hunter St / 153 Hunter St Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1886-1909 – Walter A. Pike, Boot Manufacturer
                                    • 1920 – John Horler, Hatter
                                    • 1930-1938 – J. Israel, Jeweler
                                    • 1940 – Howe’s Shoes Pty Ltd. Shoe store
                                    • 1985 – 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
                                    • … Bank Of NSW  .. 
                                    • 1930 The American Bag Store
                                    • 1938-1950 – Geoff Caldwell, Jewelry.
                                    • Currently– First 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 
                                    • Currently– First State Super


                                    203 Hunter St / 159 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                                    • 1886 – R.O. Charlton, Draper
                                    • 1909– G. Ruggero, Fruiterer
                                    • 1920-1950 – H.T. Lucernes Meat Markets, Butchers
                                    • 1930-1938 – Capewell & Taylor, Florists
                                    • 1980 –  St George building Society
                                    • Currently: –Newcastle Family Practice     


                                    205 Hunter St / 159a Hunter St  Newcastle,
                                    • 1886 – J. Dalby, Boot Shop
                                    • 1929-1973 – Sharp’s, Boot and Shoe retailers.


                                    207 Hunter St / 161 Hunter St  Newcastle,

                                    • 1909 – The Paragon Hotel  (Jos O’Hanlan)
                                    • 1920-1938 – Wall G. Edwards, Dentist
                                    • 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
                                    • Currently– Newcastle Family Practice 


                                    Winns (Photo Uni)
                                    209-223 Hunter St / 163-165 Hunter St  Newcastle,

                                    • 1878-1980 – William Winn and Company Pty. Ltd. Winns Department Store, In 1897, the eldest son of Mr. Isaac Winn , Mr .William Winn commenced work at the firm.
                                    • 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


                                    211-223 Cnr Hunter St / 167 Hunter St  Newcastle,
                                    • 1886-1910 – The Hunter River Hotel  (Laurence Kearney)
                                    • 1920 – Winn & Co, Drapers
                                    • 2016 – Green Street, Real estate agent
                                    • Note: All now demolished, it’s now an Apartment building.
                                    • Currently: Green Street, Real estate agent


                                    <<<<< Crossing over Brown St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>
                                    South side of Hunter St, Brown to Crown St Block

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                                    ANZ Bank (Photo Google)
                                                                                              
                                    225-231 Hunter St / 171 Hunter St  Newcastle,

                                    • 1880-1950 – The Bank of Australasia, (Laurence Kearney) The Bank of Australasia had considered commencing operations in East Maitland from 1839. A Newcastle branch was opened in 1854, supplied at the outset with cash from the East Maitland office. The bank purchased the area bounded by Hunter, Brown, King and Crown Streets, one acre, from the Australian Agricultural Company and erected a bank premises on the corner of Hunter and Brown Streets, gradually selling off the remainder of the block.
                                    • it was the ANZ Bank,  
                                    • 1960 – first floor  Dr Lindsay and Razmilic Ear Nose and throat specialist.
                                    • 1980 – Kentucky fried chicken.
                                    • Property Owner: KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN PTY LTD 2086


                                    227 Hunter St / 173 Hunter St  Newcastle, Bank Chambers,
                                    • 1880-1909 – R. Bryant, Saddler

                                    229 Hunter St / 175-177 Hunter St  Newcastle, Australiasian Bank Chambers
                                    • 1880 – The Oxford Hotel  (W.Kelly) original hotel, Later extended to the J. Ireland Corner
                                    • 1930-1950 – Workers’ Cash Orders and Finance Company Ltd,Agents Financial
                                    • 1930-1940 – J. Spiller,Chiropodists.177ok
                                    • 1938 – Electrolux Pty Ltd, Vacuum Cleaners
                                    • 1940 – G. A. Lows, Frocks
                                    • 1940-1950 – R. Graham, Building Supplies


                                    231 Hunter St / 179 Hunter St Newcastle, Bank Chambers
                                    • 1880 – P.E. Nerv, Fancy Goods
                                    • 1890 – G.W. Mulvey, basket Manufacturing
                                    • 1909-1940 – Fredrick. W. Krempin, Nursery, seedman, plant seedlings and seed
                                    • Currently:  – The Flying Tiger cafe.


                                    233 Hunter St / 181 Hunter St Newcastle

                                    • 1880 – E. Lewis & Co, Drapers
                                    • 1909  M.J. McKensey, Baker,
                                    • 1909-1920 – D.R. Bryant, Sadler
                                    • 1930 – vacant shop.
                                    • 1938-1950 – Domestic Machinery Company, bicycle manufacturing, Sewing Machines.
                                    • Currently: it’s City Bakehouse, Bakery/Pie shop.
                                    • Property Owner: DRIMA PTY LTD 2303


                                    235  Hunter St / 183 Hunter St Newcastle

                                    • 1880-1909 – J. Ireland, Wholesale Grocer & Product Merchant
                                    • 1920-1938 – Hewit Bros, Hardware Merchants
                                    • 1930 – C.B.Lusk & Co, Tennis Rep Specialists
                                    • 1938-1950 – Peter Pan, Childrens Outfitters.
                                    • 1938-1950 – Rockmans, Frocks
                                    • 1938 – D. Berg, Carpets & Furniture
                                    • Currently: – The Silver Castle
                                    • Property Owner:V LIM & D M LIM 2300


                                    Hotel (Lucky Country Hotel) 237 Hunter Street Image by: Sharn Harrison
                                    The Lucky Country Hotel (Photo Sharn Harrison)

                                    237-245 Cnr Hunter St / 183 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1870-1920 the site was occupied by Jesse Ireland, significant Produce Merchants
                                    • 1878 – The Bank Hotel
                                    • 1896 – Peter Doyle’s Corner
                                    • 1925 -1950  The Oxford Hotel  original hotel
                                    • 1977 – The Tower Tavern   ..
                                    • 1980 – The Lucky Country Hotel  ...
                                    • 1880 – Oxford Hotel, (near to the A.A. Company’s Bridge) George Galley, Having secured the above commodious HOTEL, lately occupied by Mr. F.Edwards, which has been THOROUGHLY RENOVATED and FURNISHED, is prepared to receive Visitors, Boarders, and Families, where they will find all the comforts of a home, CHARGES STRICTLY MODERATE. Nothing but the BEST OF LIQUORS kept, GOOD STABLING.
                                    • The proprietor wishes it to be distinctly understood that his Hotel has nothing to do with the Hotel called “Galley’s Hotel,” corner of Hunter and Newcomen streets.
                                    • 1886-1920 J Ireland Ltd, Importers & General Merchants
                                    • 1930-1938 – H.A. Barraclough Ltd, Opticians
                                    • 1938 – B.M. Wainwright, Optician
                                    • 1930-1950 – E.A. Eggleston, Newcastle Flower Shop, Florist.
                                    • Currently: – The Lucky Country Hotel. Corner of Hunter Street. Hotel established c1925 as The Oxford Hotel (1930-H.M. Stevens, 1940-J. Laskie), renamed the Tower Tavern c 1977 and The Lucky Country Hotel c1980’s. The Bank Hotel  formerly stood in Hunter street, Newcastle, on the site now occupied by the Oxford Hotel.
                                    • For more information regarding the Lucky Country Hotel
                                    • Property Owner:NUOVE CASTELLI PTY LIMITED 2309


                                    Crown St Tram Stop

                                    241 Hunter St  Newcastle
                                    • 1920 – Frederick Krempin, Seedsman
                                    • 1930  Treasure Trove, Grocers
                                    • 1938-1950 – Niagara Cafe Number 2, Refreshment Rooms
                                    • Note: The shops were built after the AA Company Rail Bridge was demolished


                                    243 Hunter St Newcastle
                                    • 1950 The Noted Hat Shop, Milliner Mercer
                                    • 1920 – Ted L. Milford, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
                                    • Note: The shops were built after the AA Company Rail Bridge was demolished


                                    The Oxford Hotel
                                    245 Cnr Hunter St Newcastle
                                    • 1938 The Oxford Hotel extended from 237 Hunter to 245.

                                    In 1920, HUNTER ST ENDED HERE, THE WEST END 1909 Numbering STARTS.  END of the pre 1909 numbering system here. START of Blane St to the West

                                    <<< Crossing over Brown St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>
                                    South side of Hunter St, Brown to Crown St Block
                                    NOTE: removal of the AA Company’s rail bridge over Hunter Street in 1921, this opened up Hunter St to the West as far up as Cockle Creek.

                                    AA Company’s rail bridge over Hunter Street in 1921 (Photo Uni)
                                    247 Hunter St Newcastle,
                                    • 1880-1921 – J. Ireland Ltd, Seed Merchant the Bargain Arcade. Narrow triangle block west of Crown St
                                    • 1930-1938 – Kelly’s Korners Ltd, Service Station, Triangle Service Station
                                    • 1938 – G.O. Winton, Fruiterer
                                    • 1938 – Bargain Arcade Pty Ltd, Shop1

                                    249  Hunter St Newcastle, Warrah House, Built 1935
                                    • 1880 – A.A. Company Rail Line Bridge
                                    • 1921 - Angus & Coot Jewellers
                                    • 1938 – Bargain Arcade Pty Ltd, Shop2
                                    • 1950 – Pretty Things,Children’s Outfitters
                                    • 1950 – Edwards Book Store, Bookseller 
                                    • 2000 – Frontline Hobbies, Toy and Hobbies shop
                                    • Currently: it’s a Vacant Shop
                                    • Note: The shops & Warrah House, were built after the AA Company Rail Bridge was demolished in 1921
                                    • Property Owner:GREEK COMMUNITY OF NEWCASTLE LTD 2303


                                        Start of the Hunter St West Numbering System used around 1909

                                        251 Hunter St /
                                        01 Hunter St West 
                                        Newcastle, 1880 – A.A. Company Rail Line Bridge
                                        • 1909 – W.H. Roberts, Watchmaker
                                        • 1920 – Feltham & McLeod, Jewelry, watches, silverware
                                        • 1935 – Warrah House, was Built
                                        • 1938-1940 – Browns Manchester Store’s Pty Ltd, Drapers
                                        • 2000 – Frontline Hobbies, Toy and Hobbies shop
                                        • Note: Warrah House and the stores were built after the AA Company Rail Bridge was demolished in 1921


                                        253 Hunter St / 03 Hunter St West  Newcastle,  1880 – A.A. Company Rail Line Bridge
                                        • 1909-1920 – George Feltham & Co, Jewelry, musical instruments, importers, &c
                                        • 1920 – Mrs A. Burrell, Confectionary
                                        • 1935 – Warrah House, was Built
                                        • 1938 – Coo-ee Clothing Ltd, Outfitters
                                        • 1950 – Dianne Frock Shoppe.
                                        • 2000 – Frontline Hobbies, Toy and Hobbies shop
                                        • Note: Warrah House and the stores were built after the AA Company Rail Bridge was demolished in 1921


                                        255 Hunter St / 05 Hunter St West  Newcastle, 1880 – A.A. Company Rail Line Bridge
                                        • 1909 – Mrs Margret Davies, Confectionery
                                        • 1920 – Bridge, French Dry Cleaners
                                        • 1935 – Warrah House Was Built
                                        • 1950-1986 – The Tatler News Theatrette . Later: The Roma Theatre.
                                        • 2000 – Frontline Hobbies, Toy and Hobbies shop
                                        • Note: Warrah House and the stores were built after the AA Company Rail Bridge was demolished in 1921


                                        257  Hunter St / 07 Hunter St West Newcastle,  (in 1909 it was 07 Hunter St)

                                        • 1880 – T. Thompson, Grocer
                                        • 1909 – Henry Birkett, Tailor
                                        • 1920 – Miss J. Duncan, Milliner
                                        • 1930-1938 – Walter Neve Pty Ltd, Furniture Manufacturer & Undertakers
                                        • 1940 – Fostars Shoes Pty Ltd. Shoe store
                                        • 1940 – Cox Bros, Drapers
                                        • 1950 – The Commonwealth Bank of Australia
                                        • … Hustlers  ….
                                        • 1986 – Ray Baartz Sports Store.
                                        • Currently– Frontline Hobbies Toy and Hobbies shop  11


                                        259 Hunter St / 09 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1880 – A. McNeil. Milliner
                                        • 1909 – Mrs Janet Hunter, Milliner
                                        • 1909-1920 – Frederick G. Croft, Bookseller
                                        • 1909-1920 – Frederick G. Duncan – Bookseller
                                        • 1930-1938 – Walter Neve Pty Ltd, Furniture Manufacturer & Undertakers
                                        • 1950 – Cox Brothers, Furniture
                                        • 1986 it was the other half of Ray Baartz Sports Store  ..
                                        • Currently: – Frontline Hobbies Toy and Hobbies shop 13
                                        • Property Owner:M POLITIS & N POLITIS 2303


                                        261-263 Hunter St / 11 Hunter St West  Newcastle, (in 1909 it was 11 Hunter St)
                                        • 1880 – T.M. Raysmith
                                        • 1909 – Frederick G. Croft, Bookseller
                                        • 1920 – D.L. Thalberg & Son, live wire of Jewelers
                                        • 1932-1940 – Fostars Shoes Pty Ltd. Shoe & Boot store
                                        • 1986 – Camera House
                                        • Currently: from 1986 – Camera House


                                        265 Hunter St / 13 Hunter St West Newcastle,
                                        • 1880 – W.A. Hewit, Variety Arcade
                                        • 1909 – Miss A. Fearnley, Milline
                                        • 1920 – D.L. Thalberg & Son, live wire of Jewelers
                                        • 1930 – Vacant Shop
                                        • 1938 – R.S. Goldie. Stationer & Newsagent
                                        • 1938-1940 – Percy G. Pidgeon, Stationer & Newsagent
                                        • 1938 – C. Jennings, Hairdresser
                                        • 1950 – Jack & Sons, fruiterer
                                        • Currently: - Surtaj Indian Restaurant  

                                        267 Hunter St / 15 Hunter St West   Newcastle,
                                        • 1880 – W. Brunton, Stationer
                                        • 1909-1930 – David L. Thalberg & Son, Clothier
                                        • 1930 – Gee’s Millinery Salon 
                                        • 1930 – Invisible Mending Stocking Co
                                        • 1932 – Leo McMaugh, Dentist
                                        • 1938 – T.J. Phillips, Jeweller
                                        • 1986 – Cindys, Clothing
                                        • Currently: – Saigon Feast   


                                        269 Hunter St / 17 Hunter St West  Newcastle, The Corona Building,

                                        • 1909 – Thomas M. Stapleton, Wine Shop
                                        • 1920 – W.J. Cook, Smallgoods
                                        • 1930 – Bridge Dryers & Cleaners
                                        • 1938 – Raybould, Children’s Clothing
                                        • 1938 – McKenzie’s, Mercers
                                        • 1986 – S&W Miller, Electrical appliances
                                        • Currently: – Ruby Rhubarb women’s clothing  
                                        • Property Owner:M J BORRELLI & R S BORRELLI  2291


                                        271  Hunter St / 19 Hunter St West  Newcastle, The Corona Building,
                                        • 1909-1920 – James F. Cook, Ham Shop
                                        • 1920 – Ken A. Penny, Clothier
                                        • 1930-1938  Donald Sutherland, Hatter & Mercer
                                        • 1938 – John Paynter, Hardware & Paint Merchants shop1
                                        • 1986 – Cindys
                                        • Currentlyit is the other half of Newcastle French Bread House


                                        Nick & Jim Gerakiteys At the The Corona Cafe
                                        273 Hunter St / 21 Hunter St West  Newcastle, The Corona Building built 1935,
                                        • 1909 – William H. Lathlean, Clothier
                                        • 1909 – Alex Rae
                                        • 1920-1930 – Way’s Ltd, Refreshment Rooms
                                        • 1935 – The Corona Building was built by the AAC.
                                        • 1938 – John Paynter, Hardware & Paint Merchants shop 2
                                        • 1964 – The Corona Cafe, proprietor was Nick Gerakiteys. Note: in 1948, Nick & Jim Gerakiteys. Nick & Jim's Father, introduced Chocolate Coated ice creams  that are now sold in most picture theatres.
                                        • 1986 – Sussan, womens clothes
                                        • Currentlyit is the other half of Newcastle French Bread House


                                        275-277 Hunter St / 23 Hunter St West  Newcastle, The Corona Building 1935,
                                        • 1909 – Edward Newton, Herbalist
                                        • 1920-1938 – New York Shoe Store 1
                                        • 1935 – The Corona Building was built by the AAC.
                                        • 1940 – Sergeants, Milk Bar
                                        • 1938-1950 – Cash Orders.
                                        • 1938-1950 – R.H.Stewart. Chemist
                                        • 1950 – Jaroslav and Clare Novak, Novac Camera Company. Jaroslav and Clare Novak took over the photographic business of C T Lorenz in the late 1950s, having arrived from South Africa and the worked for that business in the early 1950s.
                                        • 1950 – Amalgamated Loans Ltd,  Agents Financial
                                        • Currently:  – HUB Advisory Group 


                                        275a Hunter St / 25 Hunter St West Newcastle, The Corona Building,
                                        • 1909 – William H. Lathlean, Clothier
                                        • 1920-1938 – New York Shoe Store 2
                                        • 1935 – The Corona Building was built by the AAC.
                                        • Currently:  – Legal Agents  


                                        277 Hunter St / 27 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1900-1909 – Tom Ingall & Lynch, Milliners shop1
                                        • 1938 – Sargents Newcastle Ltd, Refreshment Rooms
                                        • Currently:  – The Good Property Company For passionate property management in Newcastle


                                        279 Hunter St / 29 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1900-1909 – Tom Ingall & Lynch, Milliners shop2
                                        • 1909 – William Draper, Boot Dealer
                                        • 1920-1930 – Thomas C. Hoffman, Cycle & Motor Dealer.
                                        • 1938 – Elite, Ladies Outfitter
                                        • 1938 – Chequers Robes, Frocks  
                                        • 1986  South Pacific Duty Free Shop


                                        281 Hunter St / 31 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1909-1930 – Alf E. Vesper, Dentist
                                        • 1932-1938 – Hygienic Fish Supply
                                        • 1938 – Bruce Small Pty Ltd, Cycle Agents
                                        • 1957– Rayfords, Records, Hifi  
                                        • Newcastle Coins


                                        283 Hunter St / 33 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1909-1938 – Frank Luckham, Photographer 
                                        • 1938-1950 – J.C. Morris,Boot and Shoe retailers.


                                        285-289 Hunter St / 35 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1909–1950 – Sorby’s Pty. Ltd, Ironmongers, Hardware.  
                                        • 1966 –  Jays Travel, moved from its longtime Scott Street home to new premises
                                        • 2012 – Streets Real Eastate  and other various tenants.
                                        • Currently– Streets Real Estate, and other tenancys, Hot Yoga, Max Employment etc, ok35  ok285  
                                        • Further Info on Jays Travel 
                                        • Property Owner: ITHACA COLD STORAGE PTY LIMITED 2300


                                        291-293 Hunter St / 37 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1839-1947 – Reg A Baker Newcastle’s Leading Sports Store, Astor Car Radios. Immediate delivery and installation.
                                        • 1909 – Pedro D Bergos, Oyster Saloonalso 303 Hunter
                                        • 1920 – A. Andros, Oyster Saloon
                                        • 1920 – J. Fenwick, Butcher (293)
                                        • 1938 – Fisher’s, Drapers
                                        • Laterit became Reuben F. ScarfFounded in 1937, Reuben F. Scarf is a leader in the formal and wedding wear. We offer a range of products that are of optimum quality.
                                        • Currently: it is a Vacant Shop
                                        • Property Owner:REUBEN F SCARF NCLE PTY LTD 2030


                                        295 Hunter St / 37a Hunter St West   Newcastle,
                                        • 1909 – Harry Hales,Tobacconist
                                        • 1920 – George Butler, Confectionery
                                        • 1932 – Beath’s bird Shop
                                        • 1938 – Truscott’s Smallgoods


                                        297 Hunter St / 39 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                        • 1909 – Mrs Ann Gaites, Fruiterer and Chas E Gaites, Monumental Mason,
                                        • 1920 – J. Israel, Jeweler
                                        • 1930  Tom Jack & Sons, Fruiterer
                                        • 1940-1950  Reg Taylor, Florist
                                        • Currentlyit is a vacant store


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                                        NOTES on the confusing Hunter St Numbering System at the end of this page

                                        Today’s Hunter Street was originally made up of four distinct streets each having a separate name & number..In 1850’s or so, HUNTER ST, started at Watt St and ran to Crown Street, using the original numbering system. . Later from Pacific St, To Crown St, Then in 1908 from Telford St to Crown St with three different numbering systems in place. Some Numbers in Green eg (01 Hunter St ) are from pre 1909 Hunter St was then extended up to the west to Cottage Creek (next to the Bellevue Hotel) After Cottage Creek you where into ‘no man’s land’ except for a small track running to Maitland. 
                                        Heading West and after Crown St, where AA railway bridge was, To The Bank Corner, Hunter St (Cottage Creek) it became BLANE ST, (numbers in Orange after 1909 eg (355 Blane St). Hunter St became CHARLTON ST, (also known as Carlton St) from The Bank Corner (Cottage Creek) to the Islington bridge, eg, (23 Charlton St Wickham)
                                        By the year 1930, the numbers are close to today’s property numbers. During 1909 to about 1950 the Blue numbers have also been used, shown here in BLUE shown as eg (122-124 Hunter St / 42 Hunter St 86 Hunter St Newcastle, 1909 – Palings,) most times the color of the number will reflect the year numbering system.
                                        By Spero Davias

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