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The History of Hunter Street
NORTH SIDE of Hunter Street,  # 2 to # 990 (Page2, H3)
Lost Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW Au
H3 v1.2

A Historical Chronological List of
"Who was who in downtown Hunter Street"
It's people, places, past and present.



Lost Hunter St.... Our story Continues... This page concentrates on the North Side of the Street

By Spero Davias
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Spero Davias
(Updated 09/08/2020)
drop me an email at spero@soundworld.com.au


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


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

If you are looking for my other projects, click below..
Greek Cafes of old Hunter St
History of Newcastle Radio Stations

Hunter Street is divided into 2 sides,
This is the
North side followed by the South Side here

The Highlighted test represents HotelCafePlace of Interest,  Night Club



Over the Road
City Center
Civic Block
West End
South SideHunter St NumberingHelp Required HereShort Stories

By Spero Davias

North Side of Hunter Street (Wellington St)
Beginning on the NORTH SIDE OF HUNTER STREET and continuing west  >>>>
Harbor Side of Street,  Telford to Pacific St Block....


2 Hunter St, Cnr Telford St, The Vienna Cafe on the left with Hellenic Court on Right - 1976  (photo Ed Tonks)

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Corner Hunter & Telford Sts Newcastle, East End,  Built as The Wombah Flats in 1920
  • 1910 - Charles Treleven, 1910-1920, Wateman
  • 1920 - Built as the Wombah Flats in Telford Street
  • 1930 - The Vienna Cafe. The building was built in 1910, it was over the road from the California and on the corner of Hunter and Telford Streets, The original Vienna Cafe was fitted out by businessman Kurt Picardi back in the early years.  I recall, around 1958 the Vienna was totally renovated by the new owner Demetrios (Jim) K. Kolivas who was also known by his stage name Valentino or Rudy. just after his return from a stint in Hollywood.
  • 1979 - The building was demolished, now part of Pacific Park.
The Vienna Cafe .. I recall the owner, Demetrios had bought one of the first black & white television sets in the neighbourhood. He had it placed in the back room of the Cafe. As I was living just a few doors down the street in Hellenic Court, he invited me in to watch TV anytime....  The TV intrigued me so much but not as much as the TV antenna installation...  I was stunned at watching the TV Antenna installers putting up a 50 foot mast up on the roof of the building.... Then for weeks i would sit outside the cafe and stare at this 'Antenna on the roof' and thinking " how does all this work ?"  What goes down those two wires?, What makes this thing tick !!, How do those things appear on the screen through a couple of of bits of wire.... For those that know me, "The rest is History"....

4 Hunter St Newcastle
  • 1929 - Vacant land and part of the Newcastle East Sand Hills 
  • 1929 - The Canberra Cafe, 1929 -1936, Fixtures and fittings were auctioned off at the Kosciusko Cafe venue
  • 1930-  The Shortland Cafe, 1930-1943 was sold in 1936, reopened as the Shortland Cafe
  • 1945 - The Morris Cafe. 1945-1950
  • 1979 - The building was demolished, now part of Pacific Park

6 Hunter St Newcastle
  • 1929 - Vacant land and part of the Newcastle East Sand Hills
  • 1930 - Gartrell White Ltd, 1930-1935, Cake and Pastry Depot, Also Aeroplane Flour Dept
  • 1932 - M.S. Riddle, 1932-1935, Mixed Business Store
  • 1938 - M.L. Frith, 1938-1940,  Grocer & Confectioners
  • 1948 - MacNeill's Cafe 1948-1950
  • 1950 - The Original Shipmates, began during January 1950It was the brainchild of pioneer restaurateur Clem Ashford, a tattooed adventurer who returned from the South Seas in 1975 to shake up the local food scene. As well as having some of the best chips and hamburgers in Newcastle. Clem also opened up two other shops right across the road. They were Shipmates Dairy Delight, a milkshake shop and Shipmates Sugar & Spice a donuts and hamburger shop. Clem was a wee bit ahead of his time and a great operator.Clem Ashford later also created Clams, a landmark seafood restaurant at Merewether.
  • 1979 - The building was demolished, now part of Pacific Park.
  • For more fascinating stories on Clem Ashford

6 Hunter St Newcastle
  • 1935 - T. P. Ryan, Tailor
  • 1953 -  Dr WilkinsonUpper Floor
  • 1969 - Karl Manhood, Lived in an upstairs flat directly opposite Shipmates [ 6 Hunter St ] in 1969/70. The downstairs shops were all empty except for the fleas and other " inhabitants".


The Pacific Cafe with Shipmates next door, Hunter St Top of Town with my place on the left

8 Hunter St Newcastle
  • 1938 - Vacant land part of the Newcastle East Sand Hills
  • 1940 - Blakes Book Shop   ok
  • 1953 - The Pacific Cafe, which was directly across the road from the Kosciusko Cafe,  The Pacific Cafe was very large, with serving counters at both sides as you entered. It was operated by Chris Sofianos and Stan Tsohadsis, who were Cousins and partners / proprietors. The Pacific Cafe was.sold in 1959.  Chris then went on to Red Funnel.Fisheries in Wharf Road.
  • 1979 - The building was demolished, now part of Pacific Park

Note - Back in the 1960's and 1970's, This particular block of shops in Hunter St between Telford and Pacific Street, (now demolished) was the most popular part of Hunter St  'top of town',  a late Saturday night Hamburger was just the thing after a big night out !
Pacific Park

North Side of Hunter Street (Wellington St)
<<<< Crossing over Pacific St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>
Pacific to Watt St Block.... for South side of the Street click here

The blocks below, up and until 1930, to Watt St, where mainly shifting sand hills

34-36 Cnr Hunter St / 10-12 Hunter St, Newcastle, (in 1932-50 it was known as 10 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Vacant land (up and until 1930 this was vacant land)
  • 1938Lawrence & Hanson Electrical Pty. Ltd. 1938-1950, Electrical Wholesalers & Radio Supplies 10 Hunter St
  • Currently - Backpackers by the Beach
  • Proposed - Serviced apartments with ground floor commercial tenancy
  • Property Owner: J A RICHARDSON 2300

38-40 Hunter St / 14-16 Hunter St, Newcastle
  • 1930 - Vacant land to 1935 (up and until 1930 this was vacant land)
  • 1932 - Mrs A Clarke, 1938-1950, Florist  18 Hunter St
  • 1935 - John Layfield & Co, Horehound beer bar    16 Hunter St
  • 2010 - Missy Mou, clothing Store
  • 2015 - Q Hair, Hairdresser  Lueur Hair Studio
  • 2017 - Knot
  • Currently - Lueur Hair Studio
  • Property Owner:R TESLA 2010

42-44 Hunter St / 18 Hunter St,  Newcastle
  • 1930 - Vacant land (up and until 1930 this was vacant land)
  • 1930 - Jones & Jones Cafe 1930-1955
  • 1935 - A. Clark, 1935-1955, Boot and Shoe repairers.  18 Hunter St
  • 1932 - Church & Youll,  Solicitors   20 Hunter St
  • 2008 - Current - Edward Cross Photography   
  • Property Owner:C J LAWLOR

46 Hunter St / 20 Hunter St,  Newcastle, (in 1932 start of 16 Hunter St)
  • 1930 - Vacant land 1930-1938 (up and until 1930 this was vacant land)
  • 1938 - Natural Health Store, Grocer & Cafe
  • 1950 - Wellbeing Massage Therapy
  • 2008 - Current - Wellbeing Massage Therapy  
  • Property Owner:C J LAWLOR 2299


48-56 Hunter St / 16a Hunter St)  Newcastle (Photo Google 2019)


The Sun Building 50 Hunter St 1955

48-58 Hunter St / 
24 Hunter St  Newcastle,  Multi Story, The Sun Building, MMI Building

  • 1926 - Mrs W. Armstrong, Confectionary
  • 1930 - Newcastle Sun Newspapers,  1939-1955, Evening Daily newspaper, The Northern Times was first published in 1916. In 1918 the Times was purchased by Sir Hugh Denison, publisher of The Sun who changed the name to The Newcastle Sun..The Newcastle Sun was acquired by Newcastle Morning Herald in 1936 and continued until 1980 when it ceased publication.
  • 1932 - W. Armstrong, Jeweller 
  • 1940 - Radio 2NX   1940 to 1970  Associated with the Sun Newspaper from 1926.
  • 1952 - Willmore and Randell
  • 1960 - Level 5, Police, Special Opps and AFP
  • 1970 - Level 3, Nautilus Gym
  • 1980 - Australian Scenic Tours
  • 1989 - Building owned my the Kurts Property Group iof Brisbane, lev3
  • 2010 - Level 5, Yoga Loft. Loft Community is a YOGA loft initiative to ensure everyone in the community can access a yoga class.
  • NoteThe Sun Building  with various tenants includingKingston Properties, eamarked in 2019 for a major refit of the top floors
  • 2008 - Current - SiDCOR chartered accountants

60 Hunter St / 26 Hunter St,  Newcastle
  • 1930 - Lawrence & Hanson Electrical, Office     26 Hunter St,
  • 1935 - Prudential Assur Co Ltd, 1935-1940
  • 1970 - Police Credit Union, office
  • 1980 - Stuart & Dunn, Stationers
  • 2008 - HR Workbench
  • 2015 - Bridges Newcastle East,
  • Currently - Vacant
  • Property Owner:RJR INVESTMENTS PTY LIMITED 2291

64 Hunter St / 28 Hunter St,  Newcastle
  • 1930 - Vacant land up to 1930
  • 1930 - Adelaide Tailoring Co Ltd, 1930-1932
  • 1930 - The Commonwealth Savings Bank
  • 1920 - W.E. Smith Ltd, Printers and manufacturing stationers
  • 1976 - Nick's Barber Shop
  • 2006 - Tony's Hairdressing
  • Currently - Tony's Hairdressing
  • Proposed - Part demolition of the existing ground level shop and construction of a shop top housing development
  • Property Owner: A RUFO 2303

66-72 Cnr Hunter St / 30 Hunter St Newcastle  National Bank Chambers
  • 1919 - Lang Wood & Co
  • 1920 - F.J. Street, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
  • 1920 - E. F. Wilks & Co Pty Ltd, 1920-1945, Piano sales
  • 1930 - General Sports Co, Sporting Requirements
  • 1930 - HC Lockwood, Hardware Merchant
  • 1933 - Radio 2KO  Newcastle  Broadcasting Pty Ltd,1933-1950, In 1933, the station was operated from several locations including 72 Hunter St, until January 1950, then it moved to new studios and offices in the heart of Newcastle in the CML Building at 110 Hunter Street.
  • 1935 - National Nank of Australasia Ltd
  • 1938Upper Level, Douglas Pty Ltd, Merchants, Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau, Globe Racing Service,  L.E. Lewis, Chiropodist,    Willmore & Randell, Agent House and Land, Burroughs Ltd, Adding Machines, Wanted, Senior Burroughs Calculator operator and Senior Burroughs Ledger Machlne Operator.
  • Newcastle Amateur Radio ClubSydney Daily Telegraph,  Newcastle Aero ClubLeslie E.Thompson & Co, AccountantCol Mutual Life Asurance Soc Ltd, E. M. Engert, Dealer,  Stronach Pty Ltd, Builders,  Upper Level, L.G. Regan, Agents Financial,   K.F. Gilligan, Agent House and Land,    Australasian Cath Truth Society, The Surf Life Saving Association of Australia,     The Federal Taxation Dpt,   EF Wilks & Co,    J. Braun, Barrister, Homecrafts, refrigerators etc, Gordon and Gotch Australia Ltd.Bookseller,  F. J. Jamieson and Son, Builders
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Jones C Campbell, Accountant,    McGregor & McGregor, Accountant,   F.L. Rouse, Agents Financial, 
  • 1950 - Upper Level, W.I. Evans,  Agents Manufacturing,      E. Farrell, Agents Manufacturing,       G.T. Hick, Agents Manufacturing, Newcastle Rugby Union
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Jeater, Rod & Hay, Architects, R.G.Lees, Architects, Florist Needlecraft, Art Needlework, Australian Red Cross
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Assoc of Employers Union of Waterside Labour, Australian Railways Union,  Australian Steamship Owners Federation.
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Newcastle & Dist Assoc for Crippled Children, R.A. Jones, Chiropractor
  • Currently - Multi story Office Block building
  • Property Owner: UNIBUILD HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED 2284
North Side of Hunter Street (Wellington St) 
<<<< Crossing over Watt St St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>
Watt to Bolton St Block.... for South side of the Street click here

Note: Watt Street was known as High Street or George Street (after King George) prior to 1823. It is said that the first track was formed by convicts carrying barrows of coal from the coal mine down to the wharf at the foot of the street.


The Newcastle Post Office, Public Works Dept & Police Dept (photo UNI)

74-76 Cnr Hunter St Newcastle
  • 1850 - Post Office and Exchange (from old maps)
  • 1895 - Ball Bros, Grocers, Provision, Wine, and Produce Merchants,
  • 1909 - The Christian's Center, 1909-1950, Bookseller.
  • 1950 - G.R. Felser,  Accountant
  • Currently - Multi story with various tenant


The Start of Watt St at the Post Office  (Photo Ncle Herald) Hunter St Blocked at Watt St T intersection by Lang Wood & Co Building

82-86 Hunter St Newcastle, The Newcastle Post Office
  • 1850 - Post Office and Exchange (from old maps)
  • 1860 - The Newcastle Post Office, The first Newcastle Post Office was opened on 1 March 1828, being one of the first seven opened outside Sydney. The original office was situated in the 'Sessions House' on the corner of Watt and Church Streets, with Duncan Forbes Mackay, the Superintendent of Convicts, as the first Postmaster.
  • 1872 - The Public Works Dept, Shops & Factories Dept, Old age pension Dept, 1872-1932  originally a post office constructed in 1860 it was redesigned in 1872 by James Barnet for the Public Works Department
  • 1932 - Health Dept, Weights & Measures, Education Dept.
  • Currently - 'The Lock UP' was Hunt & Hunt Lawyers
  • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE HISTORIC (R98160) RESERVE TRUST 2300

Post Office
Post office & Telegraph Office (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1886

88 Hunter St Newcastle, The Electric Telegraph Office
  • 1850 - Telegraph Office (from old maps)
  • 1861 - The Electric Telegraph Office  The Inspector weights and measurements, Health Dept. 1861-1930
  • 1891 - The School of Arts moved to premises at the Telegraph Office (Hunter Street)
  • Currently - 'The Lock UP' The Lock-Up was built to support the Newcastle Police Station which was housed in the adjacent Court House (now the site of the former 1902 Post Office) and was used from 1861 until its closure in 1982.
  • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE HISTORIC (R98160) RESERVE TRUST 2300

Post Office
Lookimg West in Hunter St near Watt St Corner  (Photo Ncle Herald)  Spero Digicolor about early1900's

90 Hunter St Newcastle, The Newcastle Police Station
  • 1850 - Watch House / Police Station
  • 1859The Newcastle Police Station. 1859-1982, designed by Mortimer Lewis in 1859, the old police station was further extended by J. Barnet in 1890. Now known as Heritage House, it houses The Lock-Up, which houses an art gallery, Artist in Residence (AiR) program and museum to create a unique destination with a range of cultural activity, The work of a celebrated list of Colonial and Government Architects. Built in 1861 as the Newcastle Police Station and Lock Up. One of the few examples of this architectural style in Newcastle. Victorian Regency style.
  • 1890 - Police Station further extended
  • Currently - Timeless Textiles and The Lock-Up
  • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE HISTORIC (R98160) RESERVE TRUST 2300


Old courthouse, Hunter and Bolton Streets, Newcastle (Photo Ralph Snowball) 1839-1893
In 1857 Mr Christie recalled seeing a huge bed of sand outside the present post office. It may well have been Newcastle's first roundabout as it was used to "turn" bullock teams. In a paddock on the corner of Hunter and Bolton Streets - the site of the old State Bank - horses grazed and residents kept their carts and drays.

92-94 Hunter St / 22 Hunter St / 62-64 Hunter St, Newcastle East,Newcastle, The Lock-Up
  • 1850 - Court House (from old maps)
  • 1838 - The Lock-Up  In 1838 a Court House designed by Colonial Architect Mortimer Lewis was constructed on the corner of Hunter and Bolton Streets, where the former Newcastle Post Office building now sits. It included a lock-up comprising two cells but by 1855 as the former penal settlement was developing into a flourishing coal export centre, it was deemed inadequate. The building of the Newcastle Police Station and Lock-Up was completed in 1861. Mortimer Lewis Jnr designed a single storey building under the direction of James Barnet.In 1867 a kitchen block was added to the rear and other alterations carried out between 1870-1890 included additional cells. Symmetrical extensions were added, which enlarged the Hunter Street facade, and a brick perimeter wall was built in 1882. Aligned with the corners of these new extensions, the wall provided secure exercise yards.
  • 1903 - The Newcastle Court HouseIn 1890 Government Architect Walter Vernon added a second storey over the front section of the building. In the same year a new Court House was built in Church Street and the old building was subsequently demolished to make way for a new Post Office (1903), which still stands today
  • 1932 - Post & Telegraph office, The Postmaster-General's Department (PMG) was an Australian Government department, established at Australia's Federation in 1901, whose responsibilities included the provision of postal and telegraphic services throughout Australia. It was abolished in December 1975, and in its place two separate legal entities were established: Telecom (which later became Telstra) and Australia Post. Robert W. Arnott (Post Master 1905)
  • 1932 - Commonwealth Savings Bank
  • 1990 - Built in 1903 it's the disused old Newcastle Post Office One of the City’s most magnificent architectural icons. Symbolises importance of Newcastle at the turn of the century
  • Currently - being redeveloped
  • Further Info on the Post Office Building
  • The old Newcastle Post Office this was the site of the original Court House, the Post Office was erected in 1903 and designed by W. L. Vernon, a fine example of Edwardian classical architecture. The NSW Land and Property Management Authority has purchased the historic former Newcastle Post Office and is committed to redeveloping the site.
North Side of Hunter Street
<<<<<  Crossing over Bolton St & continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
Bolton to Newcomen St Block.... for South side click here

NOTE in 1935 the 'blue' Hunter St shop numbers were in use... e.g. 68 Hunter St,


96 Hunter / 24 Hunter / 68 Hunter St, J.J. Kittson,  A. Dalby, Great Northern Boot Emporium, Ship Inn/Hay's Furnature Arcade (Photo Ralph Snowball) 1891

96 Cnr Hunter St / 24 Hunter St / 66-68 Hunter St, Newcastle East, ANZ Bank building  (in 1909 / 24 Hunter St, in 1920 66-68 Hunter St)
  • 1824 - James McClymont applied for and was granted an allotment of land in Newcastle in November 1824. This was allotment 136 in Hunter street near Perkins Street. This is very close to the site of William Rouse's hotel which became known as the Newcastle Inn in the 1840's, As well as allotment 136, James McClymont was also granted land on the Hunter River.James and Nancy McClymont became innkeepers at The Ship Inn at the foot of Watt Street, Newcastle, which was situated on or close to the site of the future Great Northern Hotel in Scott Street. It was the first hotel in Newcastle, When James McClymont died in 1829, John Hillier took over as innkeeper of The Inn. By 1832 James Pawsey kept the The Ship Inn, although in 1831 and 1832 he was issued a publican's license for The Australian Inn.
    By 
    1841, James Hannell had taken over the licence for The Ship Inn. during 1842  The Ship Inn Hotel's  location was changed to a new building; a publican's license was issued to James Hannell under the sign of The Ship Inn in Perkins Street, Newcastle. 
  • 1844 - The license was issued to James Hannell for the Ship Inn which was now situated on the south eastern corner of Hunter and Bolton Streets, the site of The Union Inn Hotel.
  • 1846 - James Hannell moved the license for the The Ship Inn from the Union Inn Hotel Site, to a new site diagonally opposite on the north west corner of Hunter and Bolton Streets. During December 1846, James Hannell  constructed a new Ship Inn on this site, and it became an important meeting place for the community. Hannell was a prominent Newcastle businessman and citizen, and after playing a leading role in achieving Municipal status for Newcastle in 1859, he was elected Newcastle's first Mayor.  Next to the Ship Inn Hotel in Bolton St was The Bank Of Australasia, Down further along Bolton St was the office of Wood Brothers & Co all situated opposite the former Court House which later became the Post Office.
    The Ship Inn Hotel
    was demolished in 1912.  It was reported that the license of the Ship Inn had been eventually transferred to the site of the Union Inn (near the Civic area at now 451-459 Hunter St).
  • 1879 - Union Bank Chambers, The Hannell family sold the land to the Union Bank of Australia in 1885, but it appears that the bank had been operating from the hotel building on a leasehold basis since November 1879. The bank continued to trade from the Ship Inn building, adapted to suit their operations, until 1912, when it was demolished to make way for the purpose-built premises, The ANZ Bank building
  • 1888 - A. Hay's Furnature Arcade
  • 1905 - Brown & Mitchell, Solicitors 24 Hunter St
  • 1912 - The Ship Inn and surrounding buildings where demolished for the construction of the new ANZ Bank building NOTE: Before 1810, barter was the primary form of transaction in NSW. The colony was not provided with an adequate quantity of English coins for these alone to suffice for the purchase of imports and internal transactions, and the Governors administered the use of coinage originating from various parts of the world.
  • 1940 - Sargent's Milk Bar 1940-1950
  • 2013 - The Reserve Wine Bar, which closed down operations in 2019
  • CurrentlyThe Ship Inn                                chk ok24
  • For further info on the ANZ Building
  • Further info on James Hannell
  • Property Owner: BOMBALA INVESTMENTS PTY LIMITED & R B MAWHINNEYchann

98-102 Hunter St / 26 Hunter St / 68a Hunter St  Newcastle,  ANZ  Bank Building
  • 1888 - A. Dalby, Boot Warehouse, Great Northern Boot,  96 Hunter
  • 1903 - New Standard Radio, 1903-1950, Electrical Equipment
  • 1905 - Taylor Bros, Hairdressers
  • 1912 - The Ship Inn and surrounding buildings where demolished for the construction of the new ANZ Bank building
  • 1914 -  ANZ  Bank Building, Scott and Green Architects / Inter-War Commercial Palazzo style. 
  • 1920 - Way's Ltd, Cafe 1920-1930 68 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Hunter The Stationers Ltd, Bookseller & Stationer 66a Hunter St
  • 2013 - The Reserve Wine Bar
  • CurrentlyThe Ship Inn 

104 Hunter St / 28 Hunter St / 70 Hunter St  Newcastle,  ANZ  Bank Building
  • 1888 - J. J. Kittson, Drapery and Clothes,
  • 1895 - Myers & Co, Macinohes
  • 1905 - Beale & Co Ltd, 1905-1932, Piano Wholesalers 28 Hunter St  ok
  • 1912 - Buildings where demolished  for the construction of the new ANZ Bank building
  • 1920 - R.H. Hunter, Jeweler
  • 1930 - The Bargain Arcade, No2, fancy goods etc
  • 1935 - San Toy Cafe
  • 1950 - M. Chiplin, Cake Shop
  • CurrentlyThe Ship Inn 

106 Hunter St / 30 Hunter St / 70a Hunter St  Newcastle,  ANZ  Bank Building
  • 1905 - Singer Manuf & Co (Richard Allnutt Mgr)
  • 1909 - William Whitby, Tea Rooms  30 Hunter St
  • 1912 - buildings where demolished  for the construction of the new ANZ Bank building
  • 1940 Chic Salon, Lingerie 1940-1960
  • CurrentlyThe Ship Inn (4th Aug 2020}
LaneWay

108 
Hunter St / 32 Hunter St /  72 Hunter St (1932) Newcastle,   Colonial Mutual Life Building

  • 1886 - J Martin, Tailor
  • 1900 - Phillips, The record tailor  32 Hunter St
  • 1901 - Barnett Phillips, merchant tailors, The Record Tailor in Newcastle."We beg to inform  the public of Newcastle and districts that we have secured the services of Mr R Rundle (Late of Messs Peapes & Co Ltd Sydney) as Head Cutter. The wide experiance and thorough practical knowlodge possessed by Mr Rundle, will placed at the disposal of our clients and in future the whole of the cutting department, as well as the building of our garments will be placed in his entire charge and under his personal supervision". Remembering the fact that Mr Rundle is a past Master in his profession, we can with absolute confidence like you to place ANY Order you may wish to execute with us, and guarantee it will bear the 'Hall Mark'of Fashion.     32 Hunter St
  • 1910 - W. Norris & Co, 1910-1920, Clothier & Mercer
  • 1932 - Lazers, Hardware
  • 1935 - M. Chiplin, Cafe
  • 1937 - Colonial Mutual Life Building was erected, Hennessey and Hennessey Architects / Inter-war Art Deco style. A unique example of an Art Deco skyscraper in Newcastle
  • 1945 Rundle's, 1945-1954 In the 1950s, under second-generation tailors Nelson Rundle and Lindsay Rundle, Rundles began its expansion by wholesaling quality suits and blazers nationally while maintaining a retail presence in Newcastle. In 1952 it became a public company, Rundles Pty Limited.
  • 2008 - Groceries
  • 2015 - For Lease
  • 2008 - Current - Porky's Nest, Homewares and coffee
  • For further information regarding the Rundle Family, Click Here
    property Owner: WESTLINE

110 Hunter St / 32a Hunter St / 72a Hunter St, Newcastle, , East End,   Colonial Mutual Life Building
  • 1886 - H. Asser, Stationer
  • 1910 - Irvine Ltd, Tailors
  • 1918 - Robert Ingall and Sons, 1918-1923, working mans trousers, Gabaerdino Overcoat, suitable for rain or chilly weather
  • 1932 - A. Hall & Co Ltd, Radio Dealers 
  • 1950 - Radio 2KO, Click for more info 1950-1980, Upper 6th Floor,  (72 Hunter St)
  • 1940 - Browns Manchester Store's Pty Ltd, Drapers  
  • Currently The CML Building, a Multi Story building with Various Tenants.

11Hunter St / 32b Hunter St / 74 Hunter St (1920)  Newcastle, , East End,   Colonial Mutual Life Building
  • 1886 - Thomas B. Blackall & Hunt, 1886-1909, Chemist & Dentist 
  • 1916 - Glbb and Beeman, Ltd, 1916-1935, Opticians, expert Sight Testing and Spectacles, five shillings. Satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded. Gibb and Beeman,"
  • 1930 - Keswick Book Depot, 74 Hunter St
  • 1932 - Gresham Studio's
  • 1935 - A.L. Barnes, Plan Printer
  • 1935 - Tom Jack & Sons, Fruiterers  74 Hunter St
  • 1952 - Darrell Lea, 
  • 2010 - Current - Sallini's Barber.


Centennial Hotel  (Photo Google) 2019

114 Hunter St / 34 Hunter St / 76 Hunter St,  Newcastle, East End, Centennial Building  (1909 = #34, 1920 =# 76,)
  • 1888 - The Centennial Hotel "Lena Campbell, Hugh Cameron's daughter,from the Star Hotel also ran the Centennial Hotel - which was one of the largest hotels in the southern hemisphere - she owned it for a period of time, kept the freehold title but she leased the hotel to Tooth & Co. Just before her father died she purchased the whole thing outright." (SV Brain), 1888-1935,  The bar of this hotel extended from Scott St to Hunter St. From what has been said through a friend of Terry Brain, it was the longest bar in Australia. Built Jan 26, Henderson / Victorian Italianate style. Extends into Scott St .Intended by its owner, Walter Sidney, to bring a new standard of hotel to Newcastle. Featured 60 rooms, 4 bars, and largest dining room north of Sydney.            
  • 1905 -Newcastle Jockey Club (John Grisdale Sec)   34 Hunter St  84 Hunter St
  • 1898 - The Niagara Cafe. Angelo Bourtzos, after he left Vlahokerasia, Greece bound for the USA around 1898 and before the turn of the century. He traveled from the USA to Australia, eventually settling in Newcastle and opening the Niagara Cafe.  In 1898, It was located next to the CML Building and on the North side of the street and virtually opposite The Brazil Cafe.
  • 1912The Niagara Cafe was taken over by Brothers Michael and Theo Karanges (who was Bourtzos godson) Theo stayed on to take over the business when Bourtzos died, while Michael Peter Karanges opened up his own Niagara Cafe a few miles away in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton... Around 1920 George Peter Kostakes and Michael Karanges became partners. By 1926 they had incorporated with George Peter Kostakes and Mr. P.Karanges as First directors... Con and Nick Karanges arrived from Vlahokerasia, Greece around November 1936 and worked for their Uncle Michael Karanges. It was here at the Niagara that Nick met his wife to be Olive May Watts.. Con and Nick Karanges worked, saved and bought their own cafe's, In 1942Con bought The Embassy Cafe at 303 Hunter Street, whilst Nick Karanges bought the Central Cafe at  Belford St Broadmeadow opposite the Century Theatre. In 1951 George Peter Kostakes, Passed away. He died in the Royal Newcastle Hospital yesterday, aged 60. He lived at 13 Anzac Parade Newcastle which later became the Nick Gerakiteys household.
  • 1935 - The Niagara Cafe was advertising "The best place to eat and drink and the new 4d milk bar service. Excellent chocolates and cakes
  • 1936 - The NiagaraCafe. For Fried Fish, Meals, etc. Follow the Lead, Come to the Niagara Cafe for an Excellent Supper or Hot Malted Milk. G. Psaltis.
  • 1940 - The Niagara cafe owned its own cake and sweets factory in Bull-street, Cook's Hill, which was sold in 1952.
  • Nick Karanges went to  the Central Cafe Broadmeadow. Con worked at the Embassy till he retired in 1976. Around 1938 George Velissaris arrived from Greece and began working for his uncle Michael Karanges at the Niagara. Around 1946 George Velissaris bought out his brother Michael and ran the business himself. Around 1954 brothers George and Nick Velissaris bought the Station Cafe in Campsie Sydney and moved there with the family. In 1940, Steve Gounis arrived from Greece to work in the Niagara Cafe. John Scoufis, from the same village, also came to Australia to work in the Niagara but unlike the others he settled in Sydney. Scoufis bought and ran the Central Inn Cafe in Railway Square, Sydney in 1933   Phone 654.
  • 1960 -  Northern Spectacle & Optical Co Pty Ltd. Proprietor James Kingston. Retired in 1980
  • Currently - Fruit & Peel Coffee Shop.         ok34  
  • For more Information on The Centennial Hotel
  • Property Owner: BENDLINK PTY LIMITED & M CONSTANTINE

Niagra Cafe (Photo 1920 via Helen Bertsos) with Mr Kostakis, Michael Karanges, Aleko Zeppos, Chris Giannacas


Ells Bookstore

116-118 
Hunter St / 36-38 Hunter St / 78-80 Hunter St, Newcastle,  Centennial Building

  • 1920 - Palings Rooms, 1920-1945, Upper Floor, Edward Tyrrell, Teacher and other Various music teachers, technicians. 78-80 Hunter St
  • 1930 - A Pure Fruit Drinks Store
  • 1950 - Ells Bookstore , Max Ell, Arthur Warner, Manager, books, toys and stationery (78 Hunter St)
  • 1995 - Hardware store
  • 2010 - Current - Gentleman's Outfitters...
  • Property Owner: CITY ELECTRICAL SERVICES PTY LIMITED

120 Hunter St / 40 Hunter St / 82 Hunter St, Newcastle, East End, The City Arcade
  • 1905 - Abel & Co. Ltd, Wholesale Confectionery 40 Hunter St
  • 1916 - Ways, Ltd, The Victoria Cafe,1916-1920  Tel 531.          
  • 1932 - Harringtons Ltd, Photo & Radio Supplies   82 Hunter St
  • 1932 - Tom Blackall, Dentist
  • 1939 - The City Arcade, The Berkeley Salon,  Patons & baldwins Ltd, Knitting Yarn, 
  • Currently - The City Arcade, Barnets Tobacco and other tenants

122-132 Hunter St / 42 Hunter St / 84 Hunter St Newcastle, East End,  Multi story building
  • 1886 - D. Smith, Boot Shop
  • 1889 - Thomas Blackall & Hunt,1889-1930, Chemist
  • 1890 - Commercial developments of the Newcastle Borough Council. Victorian Free Classical style. Originally had a two storey veranda.
  • 1892 - W H Paling and Co. Pianos Organs and Music, Later moved to larger premises at 176 Hunter St  42 Hunter St
  • 1909 - Edwin M. King, Musician
  • 1920 - Thomas Blackall & Son, Chemist,  Blackall & Sons. (W. Blackall was the father, Tom Blackall the son. Blackalls Park is named after Tom) also Blackall & Son Dentist  84-86 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Franc Pearce, Jeweller & Optician
  • 1932 - A.H. Gilliman, Fruiterer (2 shops)
  • 1935 - Cash & Carry Drapery Store   84 Hunter St
  • 1940 - Patton's & Baldwins, Knitting Yarn Mfrs
  • 1950 - Upcroft Bros, Agent House and Land
  • 1950 Christian Science Reading Room.
  • 1950 - Hustlers 1950-1970, General Drapers
  • 2010 - Hunter Hearing
  • 2015 - Current - Bloom Hearing Specialists, vacated
William Henry Paling (1825-1895), musician, merchant and philanthropist, was born on 1 September 1825 at Woerden, Netherlands, son of John Paling, pianoforte manufacturer. He was trained in music under Berthold Tours, a leading violin pedagogue, who favoured Paling as a pupil and made possible his appointment as violin teacher at the Academy in Rotterdam. In later advertisements he described himself as 'first violinist of the Royal Holland Academy' and as director of an academy of music in that country. He sailed for Sydney and arrived in 1853.
Paling attracted quick recognition as a music teacher and entrepreneur. He offered private tuition in both violin and piano, and was also a 'professor of music' at Springfield College, a ladies' boarding school founded at Darlinghurst by Lady Murray.
From the same period dates the first W. H. Paling music warehouse at 83 Wynyard Square, 'an unpretentious place, built of timber and galvanized iron, and surrounded by an uneven wooden fence'. As composer he issued his 'Sydney Railway Waltz' to commemorate the inauguration of the Sydney to Parramatta railway on 26 September 1855. Later that year he appeared in concerts as soloist in the Beriot concerto and in association with Edouard Boulanger, Flora Harris, Sara Flower and the Sydney Philharmonic Society; the most favoured venue was the concert room of the Royal Hotel. In November Paling announced the opening of a 'New South Wales Academy of Music arranged on a continental system'. It was established at 5 Bligh Street although the notices were issued from Paling's residence at 66 Macquarie Street. He also inaugurated a Quartette and Glee Club for Gentlemen Amateurs, and a society, Erudito Musica, which first met in January 1856. In that year he assumed exclusive direction of the Academy of Music, took charge of piano classes at the School of Arts, appeared as organist with the Sydney Choral Society and conducted a Philharmonic Society concert.
The favourable economy of the golden years generated demand for imported European pianofortes and local topical sheet music. Paling obtained an agency from European pianoforte manufacturers and his commercial enterprises rapidly brought him affluence and influence.

124 Hunter St / 44 Hunter St / 86 Hunter St Newcastle, East End
  • 1905 - The Co-op Coupon Co Ltd, 1905-1920,    44 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Thomas Blackall & Son, Dentist,  Blackall & Sons. (W. Blackall was the father, Tom Blackall the son. Blackalls Park is named after Tom).84-86 Hunter St
  • 1932 - A.H. Gilliman, Fruiterer (2 shops)
  • 1935 - Cash & Carry Drapery Store   86 Hunter St
  • 1940 Kodak 
  • 1940 - Stewart Chemist, R.H.Stewart, 1940-1950, Chemist 
  • 1950 - Hustlers 1950-1970, General Drapers
  • Note - Multi story building with various tenants
  • 2015 - Current - My Baker, has the best pies in Newcastle currently, hands down
  • Property Owner: G S HILL 2300

126 Hunter St / 46 Hunter St / 88 Hunter St Newcastle, East End
  • 1905 - Alaska Diamond Co, Jewelers    46 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Co-op Coupons Co Ld 88 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Myers Ltd, Shoe Store
  • 1930 - Ranson's Clergy Wear
  • 1932 - Home Recreations Aust Ltd, Phonographs & Bird Tables
  • 1935 - Cash & Carry Drapery Store   84 Hunter St
  • 1950 - Hustlers 1950-1970, General Drapers
  • 2015 - Current - The Wren

128 Hunter St / 48 Hunter St / 90 Hunter St Newcastle, East End
  • 1905 - Sorby & Co , Ironmongers
  • 1909 - Macrow & Sons Pty Ltd, Jewellers  48 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Newcastle Nursery Co. 90 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Walter Neve, Furniture Manufacturer & Undertaker  
  • 1930 - Bernard's, Picture framers & photographers
  • 1930 - Bargain Arcade Ltd, Fancy Goods, 3 shops
  • 1935 - Cash & Carry Drapery Store   90 Hunter St
  • 1940 Breckenridge's Blue Room Cafe
  • 1950 - Breckenridge, Draper
  • 1950 - Hustlers 1950-1970, General Drapers
  • 2010 - Budget Eyewhear
  • 2017 - Opsm


Intersection of Hunter street and Newcomen street c1970

130 Hunter St / 50 Hunter St / 92 Hunter St, Newcastle, East End
  • 1862 - Thomas Buxton,  Adjoining the Inn was the residence of Thomas Buxton, and at the rear of those properties was a spring known as the Water Reserve. It was from this spring that the residents of early Newcastle secured their water supply.
  • 1905 - Sorby & Co , Ironmongers
  • 1909 - James A. LeslieTailor   50 Hunter St
  • 1914 - Tom Ingall & Son, Tailors 92 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Elliot's Pty Ltd, 1920-1950, High Class Tailors and Mens complete outfitters, Mercer. also at 537 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Bargain Arcade Ltd, Fancy Goods, 3 shops
  • 1935 - Cash & Carry Drapery Store   94 Hunter St
  • 1940 - Hunter & Son Shoes Pty Ltd, Shoe store 
  • 1948 - Pallings, 1948-1953,  for Piano's and Washing Machines, Refrigerators electric models..
  • 1950 - Hustlers 1950-1970, General Drapers
  • 2010 - Cash Store
  • 2017 - Vodafone Store
  • 2018 - Current - Jewels On Hunter


The Steam Packet Inn, Cnr Hunter & NewcomenSt, With Newcomen St, on the left, sloping towards the harbour, 1860

132 Cnr Hunter St / 52 Hunter St / 94-96 Hunter St, Newcastle, East End, (1909 = 52 Hunter St,1932 = 94 Hunter St)
  • 1828 - The Australian Inn Richard Binder had become a publican at the Australian Inn in Hunter Street, Newcastle by 1828. When he died in 1830 his widow Ann Binder took over running the Inn. On the publican's licence Ann Binder was granted in July 1830 it was stated that she had held a publican's license for two years. In 1831 Ann Binder married James Cox at Newcastle, she died in 1857
  • 1831 - James Pawsey who had been employed as landing waiter and postmaster at Newcastle, took over the Australian Inn in 1831/32
  • 1833 - Peter Joseph Fredericks was granted a license in 1833. When the vessel 'Ceylon' was wrecked at Newcastle on 17th February 1834, Peter Fredericks provided accommodation at the Inn for the survivors.
  • 1834 - Francis Beattie formerly of the Crooked Billet, held the license.
  • 1836 - Charles Hughes was publican. A charge against Hughes by Constable Rouse of supplying a prisoner of the Crown with liquor without a pass was dismissed by the Bench in February of that year.
  • 1844 - An advertisement mentioned Binder's allotment....Great sale of town property at Newcastle, In the Insolvent Estate of James Cox, by order of the Creditors..... allotments of land at Newcastle adjoining the land of T.W. Winder Esq., and generally known as Binder's allotment; it is situated close to the harbour, and, in the event of Newcastle becoming a free port will be immensely valuable. There is a house on the land which is at present rented at £24 per annum. This was the same allotment or close to, that the Steam Packet Inn was situated on.
  • 1860 - The Steam Packet Inn was situated at the time in Scott St at the foot of Watt St.
    On the night of the 15th of July 1862, Fire broke out at the Steam Packet Hotel which saw it burn to the ground,
    Henry Williams held the license in the 1860s. Henry William's young daughter died in the fire.
  • 1862 - By September of this same year the Hotel was re built on the Eastern corner of Hunter and Newcomen Streets, Newcastle. This was close to The Australian Inn. Adjoining the Inn was the residence of Thomas Buxton, and at the rear of those properties was a spring known as the Water Reserve. It was from this spring that the residents of early Newcastle secured their water supply.  in 1881 the Stem Packet Inn was saved from another fire. 
    Carts and barrels went in from Hunter Street by a narrow lane at the side of Buxton's property and when barrels were filled, continued along the lane and came out in Newcomen Street at the rear of the Steam Packet..Many years later the Newcastle City Council erected The Corporation Baths on the site of the spring. This also became the site of the Fire Station in Newcomen Street
  • 1881 - Fire of 1881, The Steam Packet Hotel, Mr. Moore's drapery and outfitting store, a hairdresser's shop, and other wooden builings were burning freely,
  • 1891 - Mercantile Bank of Sydney (George Leishman)
  • 1905 - Sorby & Co , Ironmongers
  • 1914 - Commonwealth Bank, 1914-1930, on Hunter street before they relocated across the road to Newcomen street, next door to the Rawson 96 Hunter St
  • 1932 - Miss Duncan, Milliner
  • 1930 - Paynes Hustlers, Drapery
  • 1935 - Cash & Carry Drapery Store   94 Hunter St
  • 1950 - C E Sorby & Company. Forks 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
  • 1950 - Hustlers 1950-1970, General Drapers
  • 2010 - Noogle Box
  • 2018 - Current- Jeremiah Jones, Fish n Chips Boutique.


Hunter & Newcomen St looking down Newcomen, The Crystal Palace Hotel is to the left, Mercantile Bank of Sydney / The Steam Packet Inn on Right
with the 'Newcastle Swimming Club', just past the fire station down the street (Photo R. Snowball) 1891


Hunter & Newcomen St, Commomwealth Bank of Australia 1914

North Side of Hunter Street
 <<<  Crossing over Newcomen St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
Newcomen to Morgan St Block....       for the South side of the Street click here


134-142 Cnr Hunter & Newcomen / 54-58 Hunter / 96-98 Hunter St, The Rawson Hotel 1920, & CBA next door
 

134-140 Cnr Hunter St / 54 Hunter St / 98 Hunter St Newcastle
  • 1850 - Thomas Buxton, owned the Land
  • 1868The Crystal Palace Hotel 1868-1910, The Crystal Palace Hotel opened on the 13th May 1868.  It was said to be a very elegantly finished hotel and Mr James Anderson spent upwards of 700 pounds fitting it out. The architect was George Henry Cox.  
  • 1877 - Fire broke out at the shop next door, Mrs Prevost, which affected the roof of the Crystal Palace
  • 1888 - Thomas Buxton, Advertised Auction, City freehold property, The Crystal Palace Hotel and 3 shops, In the centre of the City, Edwards & Tighe have received instruction from the administrator in the estate of the late Thomas Buxton, to sell by Auction on Monday 23rd January 1888 at 12 oclock At the Great Norther Hotel. Having frontage to Hunter St and realisng the sum of 726 Pounds per Annum..Mr Joseph Wood purchased the Crystal Palace Hotel and two shops in Hunter Street,  in Jan 1888 for 12,000 pounds.  The hotel underwent renovations, architect being James Henderson and it was reopened in July 1888.  George Lindsay was the licencee at that time. other licenses were The other licencee's were: 1868 to 1878 - James Anderson, 1879 - Elizabeth Nield, 1880-1882 - Edgar William Ashby, 1883 - George Galley, 1884 to 1891 - George Lindsay, 1892 to 1900 - Albert Beaumont, 1901 to 1903 - Walter Ingall, 1904 - Fanny Ingall, 1905 to 1906 - George Lindsay, 1907 - George P Adkins, 1908 to 1910 - James P Bonnar...  In August 1910 James P Bonnar was granted permission to change the name from the Crystal Palace Hotel to the Hotel Rawson, he was also given permission to erect new premises. 
  • 1911The Rawson Hotel 1911-1964, (J.W.Wallace) The Hotel Rawson was built in 1911 on the corner of Hunter and Newcomen streets, it was demolished after its licence expired and sold to the Commomwealth Bank in 1964  The Rawson was sold in 1923 for 42,000 pounds. The licencee's for the Hotel Rawson were:1911 - Maggie Vanderveken, 1912 to 1914 - John Rowan, 1915 to 1918 - Dugald Thomson, 1919 to 1920 - Edith M Kerr, 1921 - John D Watkins      98 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Howe's Shoes Pty Ltd. 1930-1940, Shoe store
  • 1940 - J. J. Kelly, Jewellers
  • 1964 - The Rawson Hotel was sold to The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 
  • 1964 - The Rawson Hotel was Demolished for the construction of the Commonwealth Bank building
  • 1964 - The construction of the monwealth Bank building, 1964-2010
  • 2010 - Current Discount Warehouse Chemist 
  • Property Owner: COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA


134-142 Hunter / 54-58 Hunter / 96-102 Hunter St, (Photo R. Snowball) 1891
L to R Robert Ingall, Porters, Harry Charleston Photography, Oyster Saloon and The Crystal Palace Hotel

138 Hunter St / 
56 Hunter St / 98a Hunter St, Newcastle

  • 1850 - Thomas Buxton
  • 1868 - John Cowan's Victoria House was next door to the Crystal Palace Hotel.
  • 1880 - S, Andrulachis, Oyster Saloon  56 Hunter St ok checked
  • 1886 - Singer Sewing Machine Co, 1886-1920
  • 1905 - Carl Macree, Oyster Saloon            56 Hunter St
  • 1911 - Hunter The Stationer Ltd, 1911-1932, Bookseller & Stationers
  • 1935 - G. McLeod, Smallgoods         96 Hunter St
  • Hilliers
  • Currently Discount Warehouse Chemist

140-142 Hunter St / 58 Hunter St / 100-102 Hunter St, Newcastle
  • 1850 - Thomas Buxton
  • 1876 - Mrs Prevost, watchmaker and Jeweler, As Advertised, The oldest Established Business in Newcastle, 1877 Fire broke out in Chimney, 1894 Looking for new larger premises after the 1885 fire broke out in the store caused by fireworks. 
  • 1880 - Lasker Bros,  Tailors1896 "At Lasker Brothers tailoring establishment on Christmas Eve a number of the firm's employees assembled for the purpose of presenting Mr. R. Rundle (who for the past four years his filled the position of cutter) with a light souvenir, on the occasion of his leaving for Sydney to assume an important paitior with Messrs. Peapes and Co.  Mr Rundle resigned from Lasker brothers and with his father, Richard Alan Rundle, headed towards Sydney where he was apprenticed to Messrs Peapes and Co as a journeyman coat maker, he also attended Sydney Technical College.
  • 1899 - Harry Charleston, Photographer, Later moved to oposite side of the street near Soul Pattinson, 58 Hunter St  Locked in
  • 1909 - Payizis & Macree, Fruiterers  58 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Way's Ltd, Cafe, 1920-1935       100-102 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Robert Ingall & Sons, Tailors & Mercers
  • 1935 - Newcastle Standard Laundry       100 Hunter St
  • 1940 - Rex Asher, Fishing Tackle
  • 1970 - Electrolux
  • 2010 - Newsagent
  • Currently - Newsagent

144-146 Hunter St / 60 Hunter St / 104-106 Hunter St, Newcastle, Northern Emporium
  • 1880 - Robert Ingall & Sons, 1880-1900, Northern Emporium, Tailors & Mercers  60 Hunter St
  • 1891 - G.E. Bodley Children's toy shop. As advertised "Toys, Toys, Toys. for Children for Christmas. Toys for Christmas for Children. A splendid lot just. opened. Remember, My Prices are as usual" The Cheapest in Town." Newsagent   
  • 1908 - Rundle'smenswear
  • 1909 - J. Kingsborough & Co, Drapers  60 Hunter St
  • 1910 - David Boyd, Draper
  • 1920 - R.H. Hunter, Jeweler
  • 1930 - Farr's Markets Ltd
  • 1932 - Bargain Arcade Ltd No 2, Fancy Goods  104-106 Hunter St
  • 1935 - Nicholson's music store
  • 1940Betta-Cakes, 1940-1950,  Cake store.
  • 1950 - Coo-Ee Clothing Company, Boys clothing retail
  • 1952 - Rundles menswear, The company employed more than 500 people and was one of the largest employers of women in the Hunter region
  • Currently - Newcastle City Health Foods and Blue Kahunas Cocktail Bar
  • Further information regarding the Rundle Family


Rundles Hunter & Morgan Sts (Photo Uni)  c1960

148-150 Cnr Hunter & Morgan Sts / 62 Hunter St / 108 Hunter St,  Newcastle
  • 1880 - David Miller, Grocer   62 Hunter St
  • 1908 - Richard Thomas Rundle opened his tailoring shop calling it Rundles. Richard was an early innovator and was one of the first tailors to see the potential of sewing machines as a more cost effect method of tailoring, controversially moving away from hand sewing on the knee. For more than a century Rundles has been looking for ways to offer its customers exceptional value for money. Rundle's, the store for men & boys.Down the side street, Morgan street took you straight into the Rundles Factory
  • 1920 - Lane & Trewartha Ltd, 1920-1935, Grocers, The best for the least  108 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Mrs E. Winn, Cotume Maker
  • 1937 - Howe's Shoes
  • 1940 Goldsmith Pty Ltd 1940-1950 Boot and Shoe retailers.
  • 1940 - R, W. Upfold, Electrician
  • 1950Reid's Commercial Services. Business Consultants.
  • 1950 - J.R.Trahan, Agents Manufacturing
  • 1950 - Retail Traders Association of NSW
  • 1950 - H.H. Benjamin, Clothier
  • 1952 - Rundles Pty Limited, under second-generation tailors Nelson Rundle and Lindsay Rundle, Rundles began its expansion by wholesaling quality suits and blazers nationally while maintaining a retail presence in Newcastle. In 1952 it became a public company, Rundles Pty Limited.
  • 1973 - Rundles, under the guidance of Lindsay Rundle and now third generation tailor, Peter Rundle. The business established itself as one of Australias largest suiting manufacturers. The company employed more than 500 people and was one of the largest employers of women in the Hunter region.
  • 1996 - Rundles closed down its City operation
  • 2010 - Runnaway
  • Currently - Ka-fey cafe, Coffee Shop
  • For further information regarding the Rundle Family, Click Here
North Side of Hunter Street
 <<<  Crossing over Morgan St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
Morgan to Market St Block.... for South side of the Street click here
152 Cnr Hunter St / 64 Hunter St / 110 Hunter St, Newcastle
  • 1896 - F. Pearce, watch and cronometer maker, goldsmith and optician
  • 1899 - George Weiland, The Strand Cutchery.
  • 1899 - Carrington Clothing Store. 
  • 1900 - Lynch Brothers, Suits to Order, Mens Boys youth Clothing
  • 1905 - Robert Ingall, 1905-1920, Tailor  110 Hunter St  64-70 Hunter St
  • 1910 - Tattersall's Club, Louis Giles Sec                
  • 1932 - Paris Stores, Tailors & Mercers   110 Hunter St
  • 2018 -  Jayes Travel
  • CurrentlyJayes Travel
  •  Property Owner:GPT HUNTER CUSTODIAN PTY LIMITED 2300

154 Hunter St / 66 Hunter St / 112 Hunter St  Newcastle
  • 1880 - J. McFarlane, Draper
  • 1905 - Edward G. Strike,
  • 1909 - Frank Witherspoon, Grocer  66 Hunter St
  • 1910 - Niagara American Cafe, 1910-1932,, Refreshment Rooms(A. Burgess)  112 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Nicholson & Co Ltd, Music Warehouse, Pianos, Gramophones,
  • 1950 - Harrey's Bag Store
  • Currently - Optus


From Thorn St looking East  (Photo University of Newcastle) around 1930

156-158 Hunter St / 68 Hunter St / 114 Hunter St  Newcastle
  • 1850 - Market Place. (from old maps)
  • 1880 - J.  Woodcock, fruiterer
  • 1909 - Demetrus Kerangis, Oyster Saloon  68 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Hustlers,  Drapers 
  • 1932- The Niagara Ltd, Refreshment Rooms. (A. Burgess)   114 Hunter St
  • 1940 - Woolworths Deptment Store
  • 2015 - Newcastle Skate
  • 2017 - Optus
  • Currently - Mall Newsagency


The City Arms Hotel, 1900 later became incorporated with the Hunter Hotel after the Market Square development. (photo UNI)


156-162 Hunter St / 
68-70 Hunter St / 116-118 Hunter St  Newcastle

  • 1850 - Market Place. (from old maps)
  • 1870 - The City Arms Hotel was situated on the eastern corner of Market and Hunter Streets Newcastle. It was built on part of the Market Reserve. On May 15 1870 a licence for the City Arms Hotel was granted to Jospeh Walmsley who formerly held the licence for the Miner's Arms in Lake Macquarie Road Newcastle (later Darby Street). Eventually a verandah was added to the front of the building extending along Hunter Street and down Market Street. Joseph Walmsley held the licence until 1881 when Samuel Hall took over. The name was later changed from the City Arms Hotel to the Central Hotel.  Building by FB Menkens / Federation
  • 1903 The Central Hotel 1903-1957, (William J. Milgarte, Aubry Kemp) Federation Free style. Also operated as the Hunter Hotel.116-118 HunterSt  64-70 Hunter St
  • 1910 - Tattersall's Club
  • 1930 - Silk House, 1930-1940+, John's Silk Store,                   
  • 1932 - Pure Fruit Drinks, Shop
  • 1935 - Richcakes Ltd, Pastrycooks   116 Hunter St
  • 1936 - John Bull Gift Shop, self raising flour
  • 1946 - Hotentasty, Grill Bar Cafe
  • 1950 - The Masonic Club
  • 1950 - Chesterfield Furnishings
  • 1957 - The Hunter Hotel, the Publicans were Bobby Bugden after the Market Square redevelopmentn then Brian McDermott..
  • 1979 - NightClubs on the top floors, New York Tavern, Joker's Night Club, Gable's.
  • 1995 - Sanity records, cloed 2015
North Side of Hunter Street
<<<  Crossing over Market St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
Market to Thorn St Block
.... for South side click here


Municipal Market Building (Photo via Newcastle Herald1894) Spero Digi Color

164 Cnr Hunter St / 72 Hunter St / 120 Hunter St Newcastle,  Steggas Chambers, Municipal Buildings, 1884
  • 1850 - Market Place. (from old maps)
  • 1880 - F. Pearce, 1880-1920+ The New Shop Optician, Watchmaker, eye test,    72 Hunter St  120 Hunter St
  • 1880 - Barnell & Co,  Grocer
  • 1884 - Fire in early February 1884 had destroyed several businesses on the corner of Market and Hunter Street
  • 1884 - The Municipal Market Building. The design for the Municipal Market Building was the result of a competition by the City Council after a fire in early February 1884 had destroyed several businesses on the corner of Market and Hunter Street. To rebuild, they announced the winner, which turned out to be the council's former clerk of works Peter Bennett. The wide and elegant balconies were demolished in 1929 and replaced by suspended awnings, which have also been subsequently removed in line with Council policy for Hunter Street.
  • 1894 - W H. Paling and CoPianos Organs and Music,   
  • 1935 - Upcroft Bros, Upcroft & Murphy,1935-1947, Real Estate   120 Hunter St 


View to the harbour down Market St with H. Paling & Co on the left (Photo Ralph Snowball) 1891

164a Hunter St / 74 Hunter St / 122-124 Hunter St Newcastle,  Municipal Buildings, 1884
  • 1850 - Market Place. (from old maps)
  • 1880 - Harry Stegga and Co. 1880-1935, Clothing Ltd, Tailors & Mercers, No two prices is the motto of the firm. 
  • 1880 - Lancer's Books and Stationary 74 Hunter St and 122-124 Hunter St
  • 1880 - Rudolph Langer, Bookseller
  • 1894 - W H. Paling and CoPianos Organs and Music,
  • 1986 - Linden's, & Top Shop
  • Currently - Lowes


Looking west along Hunter St L to R Woolworths. Coles, Palings at Market St
166 Hunter St / 74a Hunter St / 126-128 Hunter St Newcastle,  Municipal Buildings, 1884


170-172 Hunter St (destroyed by fire) before the Municipal Market Building was built (pre 1884)

168 Hunter St / 76 Hunter St / 128a Hunter St Newcastle,  Municipal Buildings, 1884


Municipal Market Building Hunter and Market Sts note overhead rail in background (Photo via Newcastle Herald) 1890

170-172 Cnr Hunter St / 78-80 Hunter St / 128b Hunter St  Newcastle
North Side of Hunter Street
<<<  Crossing over Knightly St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
Thorn to Wolf St Block
.... for South side click here




170-172 Cnr Hunter St  Newcastle, Palings Music Store, 1950  (Spero Digi Color)

176 Cnr Hunter St / 82 Hunter St / 130 Hunter St, Newcastle, The Dangar building
The Dangar building is historically significant at the local level for its role in the developing inner city of Newcastle in the Inter war period, a time of much construction of multi-rise commercial building stock. The building has associations with the Dangar family who were a prominent family in the early colony, including surveyor Henry Dangar who laid out the modern streets of Newcastle in 1828. The original building was 3 storeys, with a fourth level added later. The building is an important element in the Newcastle mall and sits on an important inner city corner site.


Pumpkins on the corner Hiunter & Knightly Streets 1975

Knightly (Thorn) Street Newcastle, Lane behind  Hunter St & out to Market St
  • 1890 - Presbyterian Church,  Rev William Bain
  • 1947 - Bebafalds Ltd, Furniture, 1947-1965, 
  • Currently - Hunter Mall Chambers





178 Hunter St /.82-84 Hunter St  L to R School of Arts building, later Sound World, Lasker Bros, Tailors,
 
Presbyterian Church where present day RSL is located (Photo Ncle Herald, Spero Digicolor) 1876

178 Hunter St / 84 Hunter St 132 Hunter St,  Newcastle
Lasker Bros,  D. Lasker, In thanking the inhabitants of Newcastle andi district for their previous liberal support. begs to inform them that he has taken central premises  in Hunter Street, Market Square, opposite the pilot office; and is there carrying on his business as MEIRCHANT TAILOR, &c. Especially he assures those getlemen who have hitherto bestowed their favours on Sydney and Melbourne houses, that he has now facilities for EXECUTING ORDERS In Every Department of Tailoring, In a way that cannot fail to give satisfaction; wile the advantage may.be obtained of a personal inspection before the goods are supplied. D. LASKER hopes that superior fit and workmanship, combined with excellence of materials, promptitude, and modeiate charges, willfully entitle him to that share of public patronage which he hopes to receive in his new promises


L to R, Lasker Bros, Presbyterian Church where present day RSLis located, down the lane known as Knightly,Thornt Streets
then the Municipal Building,
Walter Neve, (Photo via Newcastle Herald) 1890

180 Cnr Hunter St / 
86 Hunter St / 134 Hunter St  Newcastle



Sound World Megastore in 1993

182 Hunter St / 88 Hunter St / 136 Hunter St, Newcastle, School of Arts Bldg

184 Hunter St / 88 Hunter St / 138 Hunter St,  Newcastle, School of Arts Bldg


School of Arts Building, Commercial Bank c1890's Photo Uni

186 Cnr Hunter St / 88a Hunter St / 140-142 Hunter St,  NewcastleSchool of Arts Bldg
North Side of Hunter Street
<<<<<  Crossing over Wolf St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>
Wolf to Perkins St Block.... for South side click here

190-192 Cnr Hunter St / 90 Hunter St / 142 Hunter St   Newcastle,  Newcastle Permanent Building

194 Hunter St / 92 Hunter St / 144 Hunter St, Newcastle, Newcastle Permanent Building
196 Hunter St / 94-96 Hunter St / 146-150 Hunter St  Newcastle,  

198 Hunter St / 98 Hunter St / 152-160 Hunter St)  Newcastle, Later part of the Johns & Co Bldg

200 Hunter St / 100 Hunter St / 162 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg

202-206 Hunter St / 102-104 Hunter St / 164 (162-168) Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg


Sound World 1986

208 Hunter St / 106 Hunter St / 166 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg
Sound World Enterprises Pty Ltd, Records, cassette tapes and Compact Disks of recorded Music new store in Hunter St Mall, Later moved to larger premises at 182 Hunter St... Sound World Established during mid December 1974 and on line since 1995, Sound World became Newcastle's most successful independent record store business chain. Within several months of opening its first Sound World, it commenced a second retail store. By 1981, Sound World had acquired its third store, this time in one of Newcastle's largest retail complexes, Garden City Kotara, (now Westfield).
During the mid 80's and up into the 90's, Sound World expanded it's retail stores further into the Hunter valley by opening a store in the heart of the Maitland CBD. Sound World continued to expand with the opening of it's Mega Store in the heart of the Newcastle Central Business District.
Sound World was founded by Spero Davias, elehtrologos, electrical contractor, and an electronics technician. It's primary roll was as a record retail music store and secondly as an extension to Spero's existing electronic workshops who amongst other ventures, designed and built thermionic valve amplifiers and PA's for various venues and bands throughout Australia. Musos, still talk about the sweet rich sounds of the old valve type amplifier.

210 Hunter St / 108 Hunter St / 168 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg

212 Hunter St / 110 Hunter St 168a Hunter St  Newcastle,  Bank Building Later part of the Johns & Co Bldg
214  Hunter St / 112 Hunter St / 168b Hunter St  Newcastle, Bank Building Later part of the Johns & Co Bldg


202 Hunter St looking East, 1930

200-218 Hunter St / 114 Hunter St / 168c Hunter St  Newcastle,  Bank Building Later part of the Johns & Co Bldg
North Side of Hunter Street
End of 1909, 2 to 114 Hunter St numbering system..
<<<<< Crossing over Perkins St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>>>>

(Rail side) of Hunter St, Wolf St to  Block... Crossing Perkins St 
.... for South side click here

Crown St Tram Stop

280 Hunter St /  Hunter St Newcastle

336 Hunter St /  Hunter St Newcastle  (Scott st extended) 

338 Hunter St /  Hunter St  Newcastle,

Former Tramway Substation (Photo Sharn Harrison)

342 Hunter St /
176-184 Hunter St Newcastle,
352-354 Hunter St / 186-192 Hunter St Newcastle,

356 Hunter St / 176 Hunter St Newcastle,

360-364 Hunter St, / 196 Hunter St Newcastle,

366-374 Hunter St, / 202-206 Hunter St  Newcastle, NIB Building Built 1921

376-378 Hunter St, Newcastle,

380 Hunter St, Newcastle, Evatt Chambers,   

382 Hunter St, Newcastle,

384 Hunter St, Newcastle,

400 Cnr Hunter St, Newcastle, Multi Story GIO building with Various Tenants

<<< North Crossing over Merewether St & continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
North side of Hunter St, Merewether St to Worth Place Block
.... for South side click here

414 Hunter St, Newcastle, 

418 Hunter St, Newcastle,

424-428 Hunter St, Newcastle, 


The Old Civic Railway Station with ex Lord Mayor Joy Cummings Statue in the forground (Photo Ncle Herald) 2020
The Old Civic Railway Station
Ms Cummings served as mayor between 1974 and 1984. She changed the operation of council to an inclusive and consensus model. She was passionate about the arts and heritage and was a strong supporter of the Aboriginal community.
Many of Newcastle's civic attractions like Blackbutt Reserve, City Hall, Civic Theatre, Newcastle Museum, Fort Scratchley and the harbour foreshore were developed and preserved for generations of Novocastrians because of her visionary efforts.

430 Hunter Street, Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Railway Station 

Civic Tram Stop

432-438 Hunter St, Newcastle,    MLC building multi story

440 Hunter St, Newcastle,  Civic House
444-448 Hunter St, Newcastle,  

450-454 Hunter St, Newcastle, 
Hunter Travel Group, Brett, started working in the travel industry in 1984 with the original Jayes Travel Company, which at the time was owned by the Jenkins family. When they sold the business it was purchased by NBN and then it was sold onto Ansett,  'In 1999 Brett decided to leave and together with then business partner Helga Saxarra they set up their our own travel business which was based in Toronto. That was our first office and it’s still there today.
‘We started in Toronto with just two staff, today we employ around 150 people in 25 locations nationally.
‘We’re now considered to be one of the largest privately owned and managed travel agency groups in Australia with Helloworld Travel, Cruise Travel Centre, Travel by RACT, Great Events and Signature Journeys all operating under the Hunter Travel Group name, and our head office is right here on Newcastle’s Hunter St.’

456-460 Hunter St, Newcastle, RetireInverst Building

462 Hunter St, Newcastle,
  • 1986 - L. J. Hooker Real Estate
  • 2010 - Sushi
  • Currently - The Press Bookhouse, The Press coffee shop, buy and sell books
  • Property Owner:P J LANGLEY

464-472 Hunter St, Newcastle, MBF House

468 Hunter St, Newcastle,

470 Hunter St, Newcastle,  Kayle House

472 Hunter St, Newcastle,


Sid Cohen's - 474 Hunter St. - Gaye Windsor, Bob Cohen, and staff celebrating 80 years in Newcastle 1960's
474 Hunter St, Newcastle, 



474 to 500 Hunter St 2019

476-478 Hunter St, Newcastle, 

 480 Hunter St, Newcastle,

484 Hunter St, Newcastle, 

486 Hunter St / 178 Hunter St / 66 Hunter St WestNewcastle, Hooker House
  • 1910, - William Shearman, Furniture
  • 1986 - Hooker Homes Master Builder
  • Currently - Vacant Shop to be developed
  • Property Owner:E A MONIE 2300

488 Hunter St / 180 Hunter St  / 68 Hunter St West Newcastle, Civic Court



FAI Building 490 Hunter St - Photo Rob Mac/Percy Sternbeck 1986

490-492 Hunter St  /
 182 Hunter St / 70 Hunter St West Newcastle,

494 Hunter St / 186 Hunter St / 72 Hunter St West Newcastle, ASWN House
  • 1910 - Mrs E. Gibson
  • 1920 - David M Ginges, Furniture Distributor
  • 1986 - Upcroft & Murphy
  • Currently
  • Property Owner:C V MANNIS & D J NICHOLSON & S F KREFT 2287

496 Hunter St / 74 Hunter St West Newcastle,
  • 1946 - Northumberland Building Society
  • 1970 - Olivers Unicorn Restaurant, Oliver and Betty Boico, Guitar player was Vince Martinelli 
  • 2010 - Evangelia, Bridal Designer
  • 2019 - RSL Life Care
  • Currently - Yoga Life
  • Property Owner:M OLLERTON 2097

498-500 Hunter St / 76 Hunter St West Newcastle,
  • 1910 - Sing Wing, Laundry
  • 1986 - Snap Instant Printing
  • Currently - Snap Printing

502 Hunter St / 194-196 Hunter St / 78 Hunter St West Newcastle,
  • 1910 - Wells Bros, Dentists
  • 1986 - HFC Financial Services
  • Currently - Apartment
  • Property Owner:J H LUCAS & M L PERKINS 2300

504 Hunter St /xx Hunter St / 80 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
  • 1910 - Lingey Cunningham, Boot Maker
  • 1938 - Church & Youll, Solicitor
  • 1938 - Mercantile Mutual
  • 1938 - Northumberland Perm
  • 1970 - Honey Bunnies 1970
  • 1986 - Liquer Store
  • 2010 - Newcastle Adult Store
  • Currently - Vacant Shop
  • Property Owner:FASSIFERN COLLIERY PTY LTD 2300

506 Hunter St / 202 Hunter St / 82 Hunter St West Newcastle
  • 1910 - Fredrick Crowther, Blacksmith
  • 1920 - The Newcastle Removalists
  • 1938 - Miller Signs
  • 1986 - Civic Chiropractic Centre
  • CurrentlyBackpackers
  • Proposed - To become a boarding house
  • Property Owner:T LE NSW PH PHOENIX INVESTMENTS NEWCASTLE PTY LTD 2304

508 Hunter St / 204 Hunter St / 84 Hunter St West Newcastle
  • 1910 - Thomas Hutton & Co Ld, Printers   84 Hunter St West
  • 1938 - Sally's Furniture Arcde
  • 1986 - Europ 1, Bicycles
  • 1986 - Level 1, Kim Chee House, Korean Restaurant
  • Currently - Apartment
  • Property Owner:M E WILLMOTT & I M WILLMOTT (Unit 1) 2871

510-512 Hunter St / 206-208 Hunter St / 86 Hunter St West  Newcastle  
  • 1910 - William Walker, Restaurant  86 Hunter St West
  • 1920 - John Weir, Restaurant
  • 1938 - Mrs S. Banks, Dir
  • 1986 - Australian Fixed Trusts
  • Currently - Vacant Shop
  • Property Owner:T A CROSS


514 Hunter St  (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986

514 Hunter St / xxx Hunter St / 90 Hunter St West  Newcastle
  • 1938 - Vacant
  • 1986 - Raine & Horne, Real Eastate
  • Currently - Job Center
  • Property Owner: IVANEVCI PTY LIMITED 2303

516 Hunter St / 212 Hunter St / 92 Hunter St West Newcastle
  • 1920 - Thomas Johns, Tailor
  • 1971 - Mr Cloves, Chesters Menswear owned by Chester Woods, Managed by Philip Carnell  ??? address
  • 1986 - Queensland Travel
  • 1986 - GRE Insurance
  • 2010 - Cocking & Starling, Real Estate
  • 2015 - Body Build
  • Currently - Cellarbrations Liquor Store
  • Property Owner:T J OWENS 2289

518 Hunter St /  214-216 Hunter St / 92a Hunter St West Newcastle,
  • 1938 - H. Prentice & Co Ltd, Furniture Warehouse
  • 1986 - Scouts Campling Specialist
  • Currently - Thai Seaview Massage 
  • Property Owner: BOY SCOUTS ASSOC NSW BRANCH 2291

522-526 Hunter St / 94 Hunter St West Newcastle, 
  • 1910 Charles Williams, Furniture
  • 1970 - ATO and Social security  526 Hunter ststreet number
  • Currently - Block of Apartments
  • Property Owner:M E WILLMOTT & I M WILLMOTT (Unit 1) 28

528-532 Hunter St / 218 Hunter St / 96 Hunter St West Newcastle
  • 1910 - P.W. Russell & Co Ltd, Dairy & Agriculture Engineers
  • 1907 - Fire Station
  • 1915 - Ullman Engeneering, Frank L. Ullman, 1915-1935, Motor & General Engineer, Garage, later moved to Hamilton
  • 1935 - W.H. Gurton, Tire Co Pty Ltd,  Motor Tyres & Service Station Ampol, New Service Station Opened by Mayor of Newcastle The Mayor (Ald. R. H. Christle) officially opened  the service station of the W. H. Gurton Tire Co. Ltd., at the corner of Hunter and Merewether Streets
  • Currently - Defence Force Recruiting
  • Property Owner:PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL 2324


534 Hunter St (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986

534 Hunter St / 
220-226 Hunter St / 98 Hunter St West  Newcastle
  • 1910 - Mrs A. Buxton, 1910-1920, Restaurant.
  • 1950 - Ampol
  • 1986 - Rabbit Photo Barn
  • Currently - Defence Force Recruiting
North Side of Hunter Street West
<<<< North Crossing over Worth Place and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>
Worth Pl to Steel St Block
.... for South side click here

 Worth Place  continued through to the Carrington Bridge


Light Rail Development, Worth Place near the Carrington Bridge (Photo Ncle Herald)

536 Hunter St / 232 Hunter St / 100 Hunter St West  Newcastle West,
  • 1910 - John Weir, Marine Dealer
  • 1930 - Motor Vehicle Ltd, 1930-1944, Service Co. near the Carrington Bridge , Dodge and Hillman Distributors  232 Hunter St, ok
  • 1938 - Paul Sim & Company, Agents Financial
  • Currently - Buildings all Demolished, now Part of the Light Rail Development
  • Property Owner:ENERGY AUSTRALIA 2300

538 Hunter St / 234 Hunter St / 102 Hunter St West  Newcastle West,
  • 1910 - William Morrison, bootmaker  102 Hunter St West

540-548 Hunter St / 236-244 Hunter St / 104 Hunter St West   Newcastle West,  
  • 1920 - Railway institute site, In the first half of the 1880s the NSW Railway Commissioners had made promises to provide an institution for railway employees, large numbers of whom were too far away to take advantage of the nearest Mechanics Institute or School of Arts. Where the railway companies provided a Mechanics Institute for the improvement of their employees' education in the numerous towns which were associated with the railways or actually developed by them.
  • 1930 - John McGrath1930-1936, Motor Dealer 
  • 1960 - N. J. Ure Real Estate, destroyed by fire
  • Currently - Buildings all Demolished, Now Part of the Light Rail Development 
  • Property Owner: SIDRAW PTY LTD 2

554 Hunter St / 244 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1910 - Mortuary Station
  • 1930 - John McGrath, 1930-1936, Motor Dealer
  • 1986 - Credit Union
  • CurrentlyBuildings all Demolished, Now Part of the Light Rail Development 

Carrington Bridge


556-558 Hunter St (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986

556-558 Hunter St / 246-248 Hunter St Newcastle West, Built 1907 
  • 1907 - Police Station, and lock-up. One of several Government buildings erected on the strip of land owned by the Commisioner of railway., Good example of small Edwardian Police station and lock-up.,        246-248 Hunter St
  • Currently - Ex Police Station
  • Property Owner: NOVA WOMEN'S ACCOMMODATION & SUPPORT INC. 230

560 Hunter St / 250 Hunter St  Newcastle West, Manchester Unity Building.
  • 1930 - A.J. Larkin, Dentist  250 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Herbert White
  • 1938 - Mrs B. King
  • 2010 - Manchester Unity
  • Property Owner: P ROUSSOS & D W ROUSSOS 23000

564-566 Hunter St / 252-254 Hunter St Newcastle West
  • 1930 - The Bank of NSW, Westpac, 1930-1986    256-254 Hunter St ok
  • 1930 - J.C. Speers, Dentist
  • 2010 - Novocare
  • Currently - Lee Howes Glass
  • Property Owner: POTORO PTY LIMITED 2061

568 Hunter St / 256 Hunter St Newcastle West
  • 1930 - J.S. Barr-David. Medical Practitioner
  • 1932 - Allan J. Way, Dentist               


572-574 Hunter St (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986
572-574 Hunter St / 258 Hunter St Newcastle West, 

Torre De Pizza previously Leonardo De Pizza (Percy Sternbeck) 1986
576-580 Hunter St / 260-262 Hunter St Newcastle West,

582-588 Hunter St / 264 Hunter St Newcastle West

590-608 Hunter St / 266 Hunter St Newcastle West


Newcastle TAFE (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986
588-590 Hunter St / 268-278 Hunter St Newcastle West, 

590 Hunter St
Newcastle TAFE with Irland's next door c1896
590-606 Hunter St / 268-276 Hunter St Newcastle West,

608 Hunter St / 278 Hunter St Newcastle West


Taylor Cycles / Tafe 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by Hunter New England Local Health
610 Hunter St / 280Hunter St Newcastle West,   
  • 1890 - Ireland's Produce imports
  • 1930 - Sneddon's Motors Ltd
  • 1939 - The Wright Auto's    
  • 1932 - Car Wreckers, Spare Parts 
  • 1936 - Star Carsales, Used Cars
  • 1936 - J, Smallcombe, Motor Painter
  • 1938 - Domestic Machinery Co Ltd, Cycle Depot
  • 1940 - V. G. Hodges furnishings shop, 1940-1975
  • 1950 - Central Motors 
  • 1980 - Taylor Cycles, lawn mowers chain saws
  • 1989 - Closed after the Earthquake
  • Currently - Newcastle TAFE, Newcastle Art School  (590-608)
  • Property Owner:HUNTER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 2300

612 Hunter St / 282 Hunter St Newcastle West, 

614 Hunter St /  284 Hunter St Newcastle West, 

618-620 Hunter St /  286-288 Hunter St Newcastle West

622 Hunter St / 290 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1940 - Hardy & Owen Pty Ltd,1940-1948,  Commercial refrigeration, Automatic Scales, Wanted Scales   290 Hunter St West
  • 1980 - Upcroft & Murphy, 1980-1987 Renamed Richerdson & Wrench and moved oposite the Casbar Hotel
  • Currently - Park

624 Hunter St / 292 Hunter St Newcastle West,

626 Hunter St / 294 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1930 - N. Hislop LLoyd 1930-1979, became Bradley BrothersAutomotive Electrical Components  294 Hunter St
  • 1950 - Empty Shop, shop burnt down
  • Currently - Park

628 Hunter St / 296 Hunter St  Newcastle West

630-632 Hunter St / 298-300 Hunter St  Newcastle West
  • 1909 - William Armstrong, Restaurant 
  • 1930 - J.A. Booth & Co, Furniture Wholesale     286-288 Hunter St
  • 1932 - McCarthy & Moore, Agents
  • 1938 - Used Radio, Radio Dealers
  • 1940 - The Salvo's
  • 1970 - N H Stace Upholstery, 1970-1985  then moved to Adamstown in 1985 632 Hunter St,
  • 1979 - Hazel and Moore, 1979-1980, Motorcycle importers, Suzuki importers untill manufacturer opened up shop in Australia
  • 1980 - Dick and Dons Beds
  • Currently - Park


Terace TV 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by a Park

634 Hunter St / 302 Hunter St  Newcastle West
<<<<<<<<<< Lane Way >>>>>>>>>>

638 Hunter St / 304 Hunter St Newcastle West
  • 1909 - Frank Asher, Sadler   316
  • 1930 - Moore's Cycle Dept
  • 1938 - Metro Motors,  Motor Dealers   304 Hunter St
  • 1970 - Coffee Shop, Carman's
  • 1979 - Pacific Dreams, Surf Shop, Roy Lee, Later moved to the old Kloster Building in Darby St
  • Currently - Park


640-644 Hunter St, Newcastle HIFI / Pacific Dreams 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by Hunter New England Local Health

640-644 Hunter St / 306-308 Hunter St Newcastle West, Hunter New England Local Health


646-654 Hunter St / 310 Hunter St , McLean's Sound & Lighting 1979 - (Photo Percy Sternbeck)

646-652 Hunter St / 310 Hunter St  Newcastle West,  Now part of Hunter New England Health

654 Hunter St312 Hunter St  Newcastle West,  Now part of Hunter New England Health


656-660 Cnr Hunter St, The Dive Shop 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by Hunter New England Local Health

656-660 Cnr Hunter St / 314-318 Hunter St West, Newcastle West,  Hunter New England Local Health


656-660 Cnr Hunter St / 314-318 Hunter St West, Newcastle West,
Moore's cycle depot about 1924 William Esmond, Albert Howard, Albert Edward Moore (Photo Janet Hodges)


660 Cnr Hunter St /
320 Hunter St Newcastle West

320-324 Hunter St   Honeysuckle Railway Station

Honeysuckle Tram Stop
North Side of Hunter Street West
<<< Crossing over Steel St and continuing west Hunter Street >>>
Steel St to Bellevue St Block


Honeysuckle Point Rail Station 1897
Honeysuckle Point Rail Station is opposite the Steel Street old Tee Intersection before Steel st opened up to Honysuckle in 2018



Owen's - New Station Hotel By Matthew Glenn Ward
Richard (Dick) Owen's - New Station Hotel oppositeToday's Hunter New England Health

Honeysuckle Corner

Hunter St West
662-666 Cnr Hunter St / 326 Hunter St Newcastle West

668-670 Hunter St / 328 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1909 - Gittens & Eastham, Fruiterers
  • 1930 - Biden & Roberts. Mptor Sales
  • 1930 - T.C. Hoffman, Motor Cycle Dealer
  • 1938 - Hazell & Moore Pty Ltd, Motor Cycle Dealers & Spare Parts  328 Hunter St
  • 1960 - Cane Furniture, for everything Cane
  • Note - All Buildings demolished to make way for Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Currently - Kentucky Fried Chicken (684 Hunter St)

672 Hunter St / 330 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1930 - Jack Quinn, Tailor
  • 1938 - Berry & Co Pty Ltd, Salt Merchants, Butchers, Bakers Supplies   330 Hunter St
  • Roy G. Furey, Auctioneer
  • 1968 - Chester's Jeanery & Surf Shop, owned by Chester Woods, managed by Andy Robinson. Chesters was one of the First Surf Store's in Newcastle....  Chester first opened his jeanery and surf shop in hunter st west at around 672 hunter st with Newcastle's best drummer, Peter Cornish taking the rear of the shop in the back lane to shape and manufacture surfboards. Chester later moved over the road and down near the royal theatre at 659 hunter st next to morries magic.... now its from here that he opened up Mr Cloves opposite the old civic hotel... from there Chester opened up nearly opposite at 433 hunter st.  He also had a shop at 178 hunter st above 'pumkins' as well as another in the fredrick ash building before venturing into harbourside plaza..... in the mean time he also opened up two new stores in Maitland, one with Art Ryan on the corner of High and Lee streets at 329 High St and Later moved a bit further towards the centre of town taking the old Fieldings Fruit shop and adding records to the mix, Managed by Paul Samarus. Then came the local Jeans industry, There was Chesters, Mr Cloves, Morries Magic, and Fashion and Sound. They all joined forces to make their own brand of jeans - WAKS. - Woods, Ainsworth, Kean and Samarus.
  • 1975 - Alan's Pet Shop, Owner Alan Fraser, later moved to Charlestown.
  • 1978 - Brian Bambach Hi Fi Gear 1978 1981
  • Note - All Buildings where demolished to make way for the new Kentucky Fried Chicken building
  • Currently - Kentucky Fried Chicken  (684)

674 Hunter St / 332 Hunter St Newcastle West, 
  • 1932 - National Electric Engineering Co Ltd   332 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Jack Quinn, Tailor
  • NoteAll Buildings demolished to make way for Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Currently - Kentucky Fried Chicken (684)

676 Hunter St / 334 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1930 - Young & Green Pty. Ltd,  Used Car Division
  • 1938 - Hardie Rubber     334 Hunter St
  • 1950 - Narby Electrical Co Pty Ltd
  • Note - All Buildings demolished to make way for Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Currently - Kentucky Fried Chicken (684)

678 Hunter St / 336 Hunter St Newcastle West, Shedden Chambers
  • 1880 - Honeysuckle Stationmasters Cottage, with the twin chimneys
  • 1900 - W. M. Shedden & Son, 1925-1930,    336 Hunter St
  • 1932 - N. British & Merc Ins Co Ltd
  • 1930R.E.D. Coupon Showroom
  • 1930 - 336b Hunter St, Newcastle and Northern Retail Grocers Association
  • 1932 - 336b Hunter St, Newcastle Rugby Football Lge
  • 1930 - 336b Hunter St, Motor Traders Association
  • 1930 - 336c Hunter St, Hardie & Co, Asbestos Manufacturers
  • 1932 - 336c Hunter St, Hardie Rubber Co Ltd
  • 1980 - Andersons Hand Built Furnature
  • NoteAll Buildings demolished to make way for Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Currently - Kentucky Fried Chicken  (684)

680 Hunter St / 338 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1880 - McLellan Hellyer Ironmongers Wholesale and retail ironnnmongers, colliery supplies, implements
  • 1930 - J. Frost & Son,  Fruiterers & Produce
  • 1938 - F.H. Cole, Dealer  338 Hunter S West
  • 1938 - Paul Hayes, Agent
  • 1960 - L.K.Simpson Pty Ltd, 1952-1960,  Boat Hardware supplies, Southern Cross marine diesel engins and spare parts..338 Hunter S West
  • Currently - Kentucky Fried Chicken (684)

682 Hunter St / 340 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1930 - Shedden's Chambers

682a Hunter St / 342 Hunter St Newcastle West,
  • 1938 - W.E. Walker, Manufactureres Agent
  • 1938 - Newton & Smith. Battery & electrics service station


Elite Skating Rink and McLellan Hellyer Ironmongers 1880 (photo uonarchi)
684 Hunter St / 344-350 Hunter St  Newcastle West,
  • Originally -  Once a government farm, Produce was grown on the banks of Cottage Creek, the farm being worked by convict labour under watch by military guards.
  • 1880 - Elite Skating Rink,  Messers A. Shedden and Son opened the Elite Skating Rink on this site. However, being away from the center of town it did not prosper. 344-350 Hunter St West
  • 1891 - West End Arcade and MarketThe building was converted from the Skating Rink into Markets.
  • 1929 - Empire Palais Royale The building was again substantially altered when it became the Empire Palais Royale, a place of entertainment for the whole of Newcastle
  • 1970 -  Adams disco  on the first floor in the Palais 1970-1985
  • 1989 - The Palais, 1989-2007, became a Rock venue hosting some of the biggest bands of the time all the way to around 2006, 
  • 2007 - This Victorian, Palais Royale  building was finally demolished  to make way for largest Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in the southern hemisphere.
  • 2009 - Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Currently Kentucky Fried Chicken (684)
  • Property Owner:KFC 2086
The Government Farm. The development of a government farm inland from the township. A cottage and guardhouse building was constructed on the east side of the creek around 100m east of the subject site (much later also the site of the Palais Royale) Produce was grown on the banks of the creek, the farm being worked by convict labour under watch by military guards. Cottage Creek today derives its name from this first Government Cottage on the site. Reverend Lancelot Threkeld occupied the cottage from 9th May 1825, and immediately described its location as being "“in a very lonely situation a mile and a half from the town" .
Threkeld recorded an encounter with the Aboriginal inhabitants of the site a few days after his arrival: On the Wednesday evening, 11 May 1825, Threlkeld records that natives had assembled around his house cooking a kangaroo. After they had eaten, they came to invite him and his family to see their dance “which was on account of our arrival among them.” He noted that they were naked and that when “they had concluded they thanked us for our visit and wished us good night.


684 Hunter St / 344-350 Hunter St  Newcastle West,
West End Arcade & Markets & Palais Furnishing Co 1891

686 Hunter St / 346 Hunter St West,  Newcastle West, 
  • 1932 - Wilson's Furniture, Wholesale
  • 1947 - Palais Furnishing Co, Furniture, 4-PIECE Bedroom, Suite, fully polished and fitted.39/10/ Good range now showing at our showrooms. Tub. Bedroom Chairs. 59/6. Palais Furnishing  344-348 Hunter St
  • Currently Kentucky Fried Chicken (684)


Custom Audio, Aust Muscle Fitness (Photo Uni) c1980

688-692 Hunter St / 352-354 Hunter St West, (95-99) Newcastle,
  • 1891 - Cottage Creek Cemetery
  • 1919 - Young & Green Pty. Ltd. Holden, 1919-1950
  • 1938 - A&S McCrum, radio dealers    352-354 Hunter St
  • 1938 - Carsales Newcastle, Motor Dealers
  • 1980 - Australian Muscle & Fitness, next to Palais
  • Currently - The Ibis Hotel (700)
  • Property Owner: PARMAN HOLDINGS

Alexander 'Alec' Young,   The original company was started by Alec Young's Uncles and his father came into the business later. There was a partner called Mr Green but apparently he was an alcoholic, so they parted ways early in the proceedings in case of any problems down the line ....the history of Young & Green car sales business (1919 -1989). Alec attended Newcastle Boys High School at Waratah, during the 1940s he started working for his father mostly serving petrol out of bowsers. Before General Motors Holden dealership was established Alec's father was selling cars imported from America, Marcus Clarke's were importing cars and Young & Green acted as agents for them. The family also started the first tourist bureau in Newcastle, this was located opposite Newcastle railway station, in the park behind Customs House. The businesses expanded during the 1970s and 80s selling Holden, Mitsubishi , Honda, Isuzu, Mazda and Nissan vehicles and had six showrooms, these were at Raymond Terrace, Maitland, Hamilton, Newcastle, Belmont and Toronto. When the University of Newcastle was established Alex enrolled and completed Economics (Honours) and recalls being student "twenty one". Alex was also involved in many community and business organisations, he was Chair of the Hunter Development Board and Hunter Research Foundation. He reflects on the changing structure of industry in Australia and the importance of being responsible in terms of the economy.


Palais Markets around 1891 with the Cottage Creek Cemetery on the left

700-708 Hunter St / 356-358 Hunter St West / Newcastle West, 
  • 1891 - Cottage Creek Cemetery
  • 1919 - Young & Green, Car Sales
  • 1938 - Robinson Motors Newcastle Ltd
  • 1980 - Custom Audio, Installations & Lighting
  • Currently - The Ibis Hotel (700)
  • Property Owner: AAPC HOTELS PTY LIMITED 2302

710 Hunter St / 360 Hunter St West / Newcastle West, 
  • 1919 - Young & Green, Car Sales
  • 1932 - Rapson Tyre Service Co Ltd
  • 1938 - Gardner, Waern & Co Pty Ltd, Power Engineers Agency
  • Currently - Hunter Radiology (710)

712 Hunter St / 362 Hunter St West / Newcastle West,
  • 1938 - Toledo Berkel Pty Ltd, Scale Specialists

720 Hunter St / 364 Hunter St West Newcastle West,

726 Hunter / 366 Hunter St West  Newcastle West,
<<<<<<<<<< Cottage Creek >>>>>>>>>>

END OF ( blue Hunter St ) numbers, START OF 1 Charlton St Wickham -
1920, from here to the Overhead bridge hunter St becomes Charlton St Wickham

Bellevue Hotel 1980

738 Hunter
/ 368 Hunter St West Charlton St Wickham, Newcastle West, / 1 Hannell St Wickham, 
North Side of Hunter Street West
<<< Crossing over Bellevue St and heading west along Hunter St, Wickham >>>
North side of Hunter St, Bellevue St to Stewart Avenue Block.... for South side click here                                                                                                                                           
744 Hunter St / 370 Hunter St West /1 Charlton St Wickham / 1 Hunter St Wickham,  Newcastle West,  Bank Corner
754 Hunter St 372 Hunter St West / 3 Charlton St Wickham  / 3 Hunter St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

758 Hunter St 374 Hunter St West / 13 Charlton St Wickham / 13 Hunter St Wickham, Newcastle West,