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The History of Hunter Street

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



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


Lost Hunter St.... Our story Continues

By Spero Davias
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Spero Davias
(updated 24/08/2019)
spero@soundworld.com.au

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

City of Newcastle

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

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


NOTES on the Hunter St Numbering System are at the end of this page or click here.

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


<<<<
Beginning on the NORTH SIDE OF HUNTER STREET
and continuing west  >>>>
Harbor Side of Street,  Telford to Pacific St Block
....  for South side of Street Click Here


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

2 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.
  • Note - The building was demolished around 1979, The land is now part of Pacific Park.
  • The Vienna Cafe  I recall Demetrios had bought one of the first black n white Television sets in the neighbourhood which he put in the back room of the his Vienna 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 but not as much as the TV antenna installation...  I was stunned at watching the TV Antenna installers putting up a 50 foot mast and  Antenna on the roof of the building.... Then for weeks i would sit outside the cafe and stare at the Antenna on the roof, 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
  • 1950 - The Morris Cafe.
  • Note - The building was demolished, it is 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 the 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.
  • Note - The building was demolished, it is now part of Pacific Park.
  • For more fascinating stories on Clem Ashford

8 Hunter St Newcastle,
  • 1953 -  Upper Floor, Dr Wilkinson



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

10 Hunter St Newcastle,  
  • 1938 - Vacant land part of the Newcastle East Sand Hills
  • 1940 - Blakes Book Shop
  • 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 the cafe. 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.
  • Note - the building was demolished in the late 1970's, it is 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

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

The blocks below, up and until 1930, where mainly 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 10-12 Hunter St
  • Currently - Backpackers by the Beach
  • Property Owner: J A RICHARDSON 2300

38-40 Hunter St / 14-16 Hunter St, Newcastle, 
  • 1930 - Vacant land 1930-1938 (up and until 1930 this was vacant land)
  • 2010 - Missy Mou, clothing Store
  • 2015 - Q Hair, Hairdresser
  • Currently - Knot (now closed)   
  • 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 1930-1935
  • 1950 - A. Clark, Boot and Shoe repairers.
  • 2008 - Current - Edward Cross shop front.   
  • Property Owner:C J LAWLOR

46 Hunter St / 16 Hunter St,  Newcastle, (in 1932 start of 16 Hunter St)
  • 1930 - Vacant land 1930-1932 (up and until 1930 this was vacant land)
  • 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)

48-58 Hunter St / 16a Hunter St)  Newcastle,  Multi Story, The Sun Building
  • 1926 - Mrs W. Armstrong, Confectionary
  • 1932 - W. Armstrong, Jeweller 
  • 1940 - Radio 2NX   1940 to 1970  Associated with the Sun Newspaper from 1926.
  • 1960 - Level 5, Police Special Opps
  • 1970 - Level 3, Gym
  • 2010 - Level 5, Yoga Loft.
  • Note - Multi Story Building with various tenants including SiDCOR chartered accountants, Kingston Properties, eamarked in 2019 for a major refit of the top floors
    2008 - Current - SiDCOR chartered accountants

60 Hunter St / 18 Hunter St,  Newcastle,

  • 1932 - A. Clarke, Bootmaker
  • 1938Mrs A Clarke, 1938-1950, Florist  18 Hunter St
  • 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

62 Hunter St / 20 Hunter St,  Newcastle, 

  • 1929 - Vacant land
  • 1930 - E Charles Church, Solicitor
  • 1932 - Church & Youll,  Solicitors 20 Hunter St
  • 2008 - SunCity, Solariums
  • 2015 - Exhale, Beauty Emporium
  • 2018 - Miskonduct Klothing
  • Currently - EzyMart , Conveniance Store

64 Hunter St / 22 Hunter St,  Newcastle
  • 1930 - Vacant land
  • 1930 - Adelaide Tailoring Co Ltd, 1930-1932
  • 1930 - The Commonwealth Savings Bank
  • 1938 - Natural Health Store, Grocer & Cafe
  • 1976 - Nick's Barber Shop
  • 2006 - Tony's Hairdressing
  • Currently - Tony's Hairdressing
  • Property Owner: A RUFO 2303

66-72 Hunter St / 24 Hunter St Newcastle  A multi story Building

  • 1919 - Vacant land and part of the Newcastle East Sand Hills
  • 1920 - F.J. Street, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
  • 1920 - E. F. Wilks & Co Pty Ltd, 1920-1945,  Piano sales
  • 1920 - Upper Level, W.E. Smith Ltd, 1920-1930, Manufacturing Stationers, Printers
  • 1930 - General Sports Co, Sporting Requirements
  • 1930 - Lawrence & Hanson Electrical, Office
  • 1930 - HC Lockwood, Hardware Merchant
  • 1933 - Radio 2KO  Newcastle  Broadcasting Pty Ltd,1933-1945, In 1933, the station was operated from several locations including 72 Hunter St, until January 1937, then it moved to new studios and offices in the heart of Newcastle in the CML Building at 110 Hunter Street.
  • 1930 - Newcastle Sun Newspapers,  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.  24 Hunter St,
  • 1938 - Gr Floor, Douglas Pty Ltd, Merchants
  • 1938 - Gr Floor, Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau.
  • 1938 - Upper Level, Globe Racing Service
  • 1938 - Upper Level, L.E. Lewis, Chiropodist
  • 1938 - Upper Level, Prudential Insurance, 1938-1840
  • 1938 - 2nd Floor, Burroughs Ltd, Adding Machines   Wanted, Senior Burroughs Calculator operator and Senior Burroughs Ledger Machlne Operator. Apply In writing. stating age and experience to Burroughs Ltd 
  • 1938 - 3rd Floor, Newcastle Amateur Radio Club
  • 1938 - 3rd Floor, Sydney Daily Telegraph
  • 1938 - 3rd Floor, Newcastle Aero Club
  • 1940 - Upper Level, Leslie E.Thompson & Co, Accountant, 1940-1950
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Col Mutual Life Asurance Soc Ltd
  • 1950 - E. M. Engert, Dealer
  • 1950 Stronach Pty Ltd, Builders
  • 1950 L.G. Regan, Agents Financial
  • 1950 - K.F. Gilligan, Agent House and Land
  • 1950 -  Australasian Cath Truth Society 
  • 1950 - The Surf Life Saving Association of Australia       
  • 1950 - The Federal Taxation Dpt
  • 1950 - EF Wilks & Co,
  • 1950 - Upper Level, J. Braun, Barrister
  • 1950 - Homecrafts, refrigerators etc
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Gordon and Gotch Australia Ltd.Bookseller 
  • 1950 - Upper Level, F. J. Jamieson and Son, Builders
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Jones C Campbell, Accountant, & various other tenants.
  • 1950Upper Level, McGregor & McGregor, Accountant
  • 1950Upper Level, F.L. Rouse, Agents Financial
  • 1950 - Willmore & Randell, Agent House and Land
  • 1950 - Upper Level, W.I. Evans, Agents Manufacturing
  • 1950 - Upper Level, E. Farrell, Agents Manufacturing 
  • 1950 - Upper Level, G.T. Hick, Agents Manufacturing
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Newcastle Rugby Union
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Jeater, Rod & Hay, Architects
  • 1950 - Upper Level, R.G.Lees, Architects
  • 1950 - Florist Needlecraft, Art Needlework
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Assoc of Employers Union of Waterside Labour
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Australian Railways Union
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Australian Red Cross
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Australian Steamship Owners Federation.
  • 1950 - Upper Level, Newcastle & Dist Assoc for Crippled Children
  • 1950 - Upper Level, R.A. Jones, Chiropractor
  • Currently - Multi story Office Block building
  • Property Owner: UNIBUILD HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED 2284   26
<<<< Crossing over Watt St St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>
North side of Hunter St, Watt to Bolton St Block.... for South side of the Street click here

74-76 Cnr 
Hunter St / 32 Hunter St  Newcastle, National Bank Chambers
  • 1895 - Ball Bros, Grocers, Provision, Wine, and Produce Merchants,
  • 1909 - The Christian's Center, 1909-1950, Bookseller.
  • 1920 - The National Bank of Australasia Ltd, 1920-1930
  • 1950 - G.R. Felser,  Accountant
  • Currently - Multi story with various tenants.




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

82-86 Hunter St Newcastle, The Newcastle Post Office
  • 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) 1986
88 Hunter St Newcastle, The Electric Telegraph Office
  • 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

90 Hunter St Newcastle, The Newcastle 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

92-94 Hunter St Newcastle, The Lock-Up
  • 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 House,  In 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.
  • 1932 - Commonwealth Savings Bank
  • Currently - 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
  • 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.

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

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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) 
  • 1836 - The site was granted to Samuel Lyons and purchased later the same year by John Butler Hewson who later constructed a hostelry on the site
  • 1846 - James Hannell, licensee of The Ship Inn, Newcastle's first hotel, which had been located at the foot of Watt Street since 1823, 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. The Hannell family sold the land to the Union Bank of Australia in 1885
  • 1878 - The Ship Inn Hotel  (1883 Thomas Downie, A.A.Farthing) The Ship Inn has local significance through its association with the Hannell family, in particular James Hannell who was licensee for the Ship and became Newcastle's first Mayor. Next to the Ship Inn Hotel in Bolton St was The Bank Of Australasia, Then next to them 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.   24 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 existing purpose-built premises.
  • 1888 - Kittson, Drapery and Clothes,
  • 1909 - The Union Bank building,1909-1920,  Built on the corner of Bolton and Hunter St's.  24 Hunter St
  • 1909 - Brown & Mitchell, Solicitors 24 Hunter St
  • 1912 - The Ship Inn and surrounding buildings where demolished for the construction of the new ANZ Bank building
  • 1912- ANZ Bank buildingThe site of the ANZ building, being formerly the site of the Ship Inn has local significance through its association with the Hannell family, in particular James Hannell who was licensee for the Ship and became Newcastle's first Mayor. This association is commemorated by a plaque mounted on the building. (A.B. Ford) 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
  • Currently - The Reserve Wine Bar                                chk ok24
  • For further info on the ANZ Building
  • Property Owner: BOMBALA INVESTMENTS PTY LIMITED & R B MAWHINNEYchann

98-102 Hunter St / 26 Hunter St / 68 Hunter St  Newcastle,  ANZ  Bank Building
  • 1903 - New Standard Radio, 1903-1950, Electrical Equipment
  • 1909 - 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. A fine example of the 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
  • Currently - The new ANZ Bank Building now The Reserve Wine Bar

104 Hunter St / 28 Hunter St / 70 Hunter St  Newcastle,  ANZ  Bank Building
  • 1909 - Beale & Co Ltd, 1909-1932, Piano Wholesalers 28 Hunter St
  • 1912 - buildings where demolished
  • 1920 - R.H. Hunter, Jeweler
  • 1930 - The Bargain Arcade, No2, fancy goods etc
  • 1950 - M. Chiplin, Cake Shop
  • Currently - The new ANZ Bank Building now The Reserve Wine Bar

106 Hunter St / 30 Hunter St / 70a Hunter St  Newcastle,  ANZ  Bank Building
  • 1909 - William Whitby, Tea Rooms  30 Hunter St
  • 1912 - buildings where demolished
  • 1950 Chic Salon, Lingerie
  • Currently - The new ANZ Bank Building now The Reserve Wine Bar
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108 Hunter St / 32 Hunter St /  72 Hunter St (1932) Newcastle,   Colonial Mutual Life Building
  • 1886 - J Martin, Tailor
  • 1910 - B. Phillips, Tailors, The Record Tailor in Newcastle  32 Hunter St
  • 1910 - W. Norris & Co, 1910-1920, Clothier & Mercer
  • 1932 - Lazers, Hardware
  • 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, 1945-1952 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.
  • 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
  • 1930 - Paris stores, Tailors & Mercers
  • 1932 - Gresham Studio's
  • 1932 - A. Hall & Co Ltd, Radio Dealers 
  • 1945 - Upper Floor,  Radio 2KO, Click for more info 1945-1980,  (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

  • 1916 - Glbb and Beeman, Ltd, 1916-1932, Opticians, expert Sight Testing and Spectacles, five shillings. Satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded. Gibb and Beeman,"
  • 1930 - Keswick Book Depot, 74 Hunter St
  • 2010 - Current - Sallini's Barber.


Centennial Hotel  (Photo Google) 2019

114 Hunter St / 34-36 Hunter St / 76 Hunter St,  Newcastle, East End, Centennial Building  (1909 = #34, 1920 =# 76,)
  • 1888 - The Centennial Hotel (SV Brain)  The bar of this hotel extended from Scott St to Hunter St. From what I've heard 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.            34 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.
    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.
  • 1935 - The Niagara Cafe was advertising "The best place to eat and drink and the new 4d milk bar service. Excellent chocolates and cakes"
  • Currently - Fruit & Peel Coffee Shop.         ok34  
  • For more Information on The Centennial Hotel
  • Property Owner: BENDLINK PTY LIMITED & M CONSTANTINE



Ells Bookstore

116-118 
Hunter St / 38 Hunter St / 78-80 Hunter St, Newcastle,  Centennial Building
  • 1886 - Thomas B. Blackall & Hunt, 1886-1909, Chemist & Dentist 36-38 Hunter St
  • 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
  • 2008 - 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, 
  • 1909 - Abel & Co. Ltd, Wholesale Confectionery 40 Hunter St
  • 1916 - Ways, Ltd, The Victoria Cafe,1916-1920  Tel 531.          
  • 1932 - Harringtons Ltd, Photo & Radio Supplies
  • 1932 - Tom Blackall, Dentist
  • 1939 - The City Arcade
  • Currently - The City Arcade With 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
  • 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, Dentist,  Blackall & Sons. (W. Blackall was the father, Tom Blackall the son. Blackalls Park is named after Tom).
  • 1920 - Thomas Blackall & Hunt, 920-1930, Chemist
  • 1920 - Franc Pearce, Jeweller & Optician
  • 1932 - A.H. Gilliman, Fruiterer (2 shops)
  • 1940 - Patton's & Baldwins, Knitting Yarn Mfrs
  • 1950 - Upcroft Bros, Agent House and Land
  • 1950 Christian Science Reading Room.
  • 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 / 86a Hunter St Newcastle, East End,
  • 1920 - Thomas Blackall & Son, Dentist,  Blackall & Sons. (W. Blackall was the father, Tom Blackall the son. Blackalls Park is named after Tom).
  • 1932 - A.H. Gilliman, Fruiterer (2 shops)
  • 1940 Kodak 
  • 1940 - R.H.Stewart, 1940-1950, Chemist 
  • 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,
  • 1909 - The Co-op Coupon Co Ltd, 1909-1920,    46 Hunter St
  • 1930 - Myers Ltd, Shoe Store
  • 1930 - Ranson's Clergy Wear
  • 1932 - Home Recreations Aust Ltd, Phonographs & Bird Tables
  • Currently - The Wren

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

130 Hunter St / 50 Hunter St / 94 Hunter St, Newcastle, East End,
  • 1909 - James A. LeslieTailor   50 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Tom Ingall & Son, Tailors
  • 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
  • 1940 - Hunter & Son Shoes Pty Ltd, Shoe store 
  • 2010 - Cash Store
  • 2017 - Vodafone Store
  • 2018 - Current - Jewels On Hunter


Intersection of Hunter street and Newcomen street c1970

132 Cnr Hunter St / 52 Hunter St / 94a Hunter St, Newcastle, East End, (1909 = 52 Hunter St,1932 = 94a Hunter St)
  • 1920 - The Commonwealth Bank
  • 1932 - Miss Duncan, Milliner
  • 1930 - Paynes Hustlers, Drapery
  • 2010 - Noogle Box
  • 2018 - Currentl- Jeremiah Jones, Fish n Chips Boutique.

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



The Rawson Hotel 1920

134-140 Cnr Hunter St / 
54 Hunter St / 96 Hunter St Newcastle, 
  • 1876The Chrystal Palace Hotel 1876-1920, (1909 George P. Adkins)  54 Hunter St
  • 1920The Rawson Hotel 1920-1964, (J.W.Wallace) Hotel Rawson on the corner of Hunter and Newcomen streets, it was demolished after its licence expired in 1964 and is now the site of the Commonwealth Bank.
  • 1930 - Howe's Shoes Pty Ltd. 1930-1940, Shoe store
  • 1964 - The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 1954-2010
  • 2010 - Current Discount Warehouse Chemist 
  • Property Owner: COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA

138 Hunter St / 56 Hunter St / 98 Hunter St, Newcastle, 
  • 1886-1920 - Singer Sewing Machines
  • 1909 - Carl Macree, Oyster Saloon 56 Hunter St
  • 1932 - Hunter The Stationer Ltd, Bookseller & Stationers
    Hilliers
  • Currently Discount Warehouse Chemist

140-142 Hunter St / 58 Hunter St / 100-102 Hunter St, Newcastle, 
  • 1876 - Mrs Prevost, watchmaker and Jeweler, As Advertised, The oldest Established Business in Newcastle
  • 1909 - Payizis & Macree, Fruiterers  58 Hunter St
  • 1920 - Way's Ltd, Cafe, 1920-1932
  • 1930 - Robert Ingall & Sons, Tailors & Mercers
  • 1940 - Rex Asher, Fishing Tackle
  • 1970 - Electrolux
  • 2010 - Newsagent
  • Currently - Newsagent

144-146 Hunter St / 60 Hunter St / 104-106 Hunter St, Newcastle,
  • 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."    
  • 1908 - Rundle'smenswear
  • 1909 - J. Kingsborough & Co, Drapers  60 Hunter St
  • 1920 - R.H. Hunter, Jeweler
  • 1930 - Farr's Markets Ltd
  • 1932 - Bargain Arcade Ltd No 2, Fancy Goods
  • 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

Rundles Hunter & Morgan Sts (Photo Uni)  c1960

148-150 Cnr Hunter & Morgan Sts / 
62 Hunter St / 108 Hunter St,  Newcastle,
  • 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. Heading down the side street, Morgan street took you straight into the Rundles Factory
  • 1909 - David Miller, Grocer   62 Hunter St
  • 1909 - Commonwealth Bank
  • 1920 - Lane & Trewartha Ltd, 1920-1932, Grocers, The best for the least
  • 1930 - Mrs E. Winn, Costmr
  • 1940 Goldsmith Pty Ltd 1940-1950 Boot and Shoe retailers.
  • 1940 - RW 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
  • 2010 - Runnaway
  • Currently - Ka-fey cafe, Coffee Shop
<<<  Crossing over Morgan St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
North side of Hunter St, Morgan to Market St
 Block
.... for South side click here
152-160 Cnr Hunter St / 64 Hunter St / 110 Hunter St, Newcastle, 


154 Hunter St / 66 Hunter St / 112 Hunter St  Newcastle,

156-158 Hunter St / 68 Hunter St / 114 Hunter St  Newcastle, 


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

160-162 Cnr Hunter & Market Sts / 70 Hunter St / 116-118 Hunter St 1920  Newcastle, 

<<<  Crossing over Market St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
North side of Hunter St, Market to Thorn St Block
.... for South side click here


Municipal Market Building (photo uonarchi) Spero Digi Color
164-168 Hunter St / 74-78 Hunter St / 122-124 Hunter St Newcastle,  Municipal Buildings, 1884

170-172 Cnr Hunter St / 80 Hunter St / 126-128 Hunter St  Newcastle,

<<<  Crossing over Thorn St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>
North side of Hunter St,Thorn to Wolf St Block
.... for South side click here


Palings Music Store 1916-1950  Spero Digi Color

176 Cnr Hunter St / 82 Hunter St / 130 Hunter St, Newcastle, The Dangar building

Lasker Bros, Tailors, (Photo Ncle Herald, Spero Digicolor) 1876

178 Hunter St / 
84 Hunter St 132 Hunter St,  Newcastle, 

180 Hunter St / 86 Hunter St / 134 Hunter St  Newcastle,  

Sound World Megastore 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


<<<<<  Crossing over Wolf St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>
North side of Hunter St, Wolf to Perkins St Block
.... for South side click here

190 Cnr Hunter St / 90 Hunter St / 144 Hunter St   Newcastle, 

192 Hunter St / 92 Hunter St / 146 Hunter St, 

194-196 Hunter St / 94-96 Hunter St / 148-152 Hunter St  Newcastle,  Johns Silks Building

196 Hunter St / 98 Hunter St / 154 Hunter St)  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg

Sound World 1986

198-200 Hunter St / 
100 Hunter St / 156-160 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg

202-206  Hunter St 102-104 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg 

208 Hunter St / 106 Hunter St (former 164)  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg

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

212 Hunter St / 110 Hunter St 166 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg

214  Hunter St / 112 Hunter St / 168 Hunter St  Newcastle, Old johns & Co Bldg



200-218 Hunter St / 114 Hunter St / 162-168 Hunter St  Newcastle,  The Johns Building

220 Hunter St / 162 Hunter St Newcastle, 

End of 1909, 108 Hunter St numbering system..
<<<<< Crossing over Perkins St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>>>>>

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

Crown St Tram Stop

336 Hunter St / 172 Hunter St Newcastle  (Scott st extended) 

338 Hunter St / 354 Hunter St Newcastle,

Former Tramway Substation (Photo Sharn Harrison)

342 Hunter St /
174 Hunter St Newcastle,

344-358 Hunter St / 176-186 Hunter St Newcastle,
  • Currently - Vacant Block opposite Darby St / Macquarie St, Recently sold and about to be developed into office accomodation
  • Property Owner: RAIL CORPORATION NEW SOUTH WALES

356 Hunter St / 188 Hunter St Newcastle,   
  • Currently - Res Sleep, Newcastle clinic, we provide a bulk billed home sleep test, treatment trials of CPAP product, sale of all equipment & spare parts

360-364 Hunter St, Newcastle,

366-374 Hunter St, Newcastle, NIB Building Built 1921

376 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, 

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

Civic Tram Stop

432-438 Hunter St, Newcastle,    MLC building multi story
  • 1974 - Sonny De Carvalho Real Estate
  • 1970 - Mason Lawyers 1970?
  • 1970 - Herald Solicitors 1970?
    Kingston Property Management
  • Currently - Multi story building, occupied by Mason Lawyers and other tenant's
  • Property Owner:K MAVROGEORGIS 

440 Hunter St, Newcastle,

444-448 Hunter St, Newcastle,  

450-454 Hunter St, Newcastle, 

456-460 Hunter St, Newcastle, Civic Chambers
  • 2010 - RetireInverst
  • 2010 - Applied Training Solutions ATS (456)
  • 2010 - Leading Edge Telstra (456)
  • Currently - Applied Training Solutions ATS
  • Property Owner:J A OWENS (Unit 3) 2027

462 Hunter St, Newcastle,

464-472 Hunter St, Newcastle, MBF House
  • 1986 - MBF
  • 1989 - Belles and Beaux The Bridal Specialists 
  • Currently - Belles and Beaux 

468 Hunter St, Newcastle,

470 Hunter St, Newcastle,  Kayle House


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 Newcastle, Hooker House
  • 1986 - Hooker Homes Master Builder

  • Currently - Vacant Shop
  • Property Owner:E A MONIE 2300

488 Hunter St / 180 Hunter St Newcastle, Civic Court


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

490 Hunter St  /
 182 Hunter St Newcastle,

492-494 Hunter St / 186 Hunter St Newcastle, ASWN House
  • 1920 - David M Ginges, Furniture Distributor
  • 1986 - Upcroft & Murphy
  • Currently - Newcastle Bridal House 2
  • Property Owner:C V MANNIS & D J NICHOLSON & S F KREFT 2287


496 Hunter St, Newcastle,


498-500 Hunter St, Newcastle,

502 Hunter St / 194-196 Hunter St Newcastle,
  • 1920 - Wells Bros, Dentists
  • 1986 - HFC Financial Services
  • Currently - Apartment
  • Property Owner:J H LUCAS & M L PERKINS 2300



504 Hunter St /xx Hunter St Newcastle,


506 Hunter St / 202 Hunter St Newcastle,

508 Hunter St / 204 Hunter St Newcastle

510-512 Hunter St / 206-208 Hunter St Newcastle,


514 Hunter St  (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986

514 
Hunter St / xxx Hunter St Newcastle,

516 Hunter St / 212 Hunter St Newcastle, 

518 Hunter St /  214-216 Hunter St Newcastle,

522 Hunter St, Newcastle, 


526-528 Hunter St / 218 Hunter St Newcastle


534 Hunter St (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986

534 Hunter St / 220-226 Hunter St  Newcastle
<<<< North Crossing over Worth Place and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>
North side of Hunter St, Worth Pl to Steel St Block
.... for South side click here

Light Rail Development, Worth Place near the Carrington Bridge (Photo Ncle Herald)
536 Hunter St / 232 Hunter St Newcastle West, ok

538 Hunter St / 234-244 Hunter St Newcastle West, 

540 Hunter St / 234-244 Hunter St Newcastle West,


554 Hunter St / 244 Hunter St Newcastle West,



556-558 Hunter St (Photo Percy Sternbeck) 1986

556-558 Hunter St / 246-248 Hunter St Newcastle West, Built 1907 

560 Hunter St / 250 Hunter St  Newcastle West, Manchester Unity Building.

564-566 Hunter St / 252-254 Hunter St Newcastle West, 



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 Hunter St / 262 Hunter St Newcastle West,

584-588 Hunter St / 264 Hunter St  Newcastle West,


590-592 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
590-592 Hunter St / 268-278 Hunter St Newcastle West,

600 Hunter St / 280 Hunter St Newcastle West,

600a Hunter St / 282 Hunter St  Newcastle West,

602 Hunter St / 284 Hunter St Newcastle West,  Newcastle, 

604-606 Hunter St / 286-288 Hunter St Newcastle West, 


608 Hunter St / 290 Hunter St Newcastle West, 



Taylor Cycles / Tafe 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by Hunter New England Local Health

610 Hunter St / 292 Hunter St Newcastle West,    ok


612 Hunter St / 294 Hunter St Newcastle West, 




618-620 Hunter St / x Hunter St Newcastle West,  622 Hunter St / x Hunter St Newcastle West,
624 Hunter St / x Hunter St Newcastle West,

626 Hunter St / x Hunter St Newcastle West,


628 Hunter St / 300-304 Hunter St  Newcastle West, 

630-632 Hunter St / 312 Hunter St  Newcastle West,



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

634 Hunter St /
xxx Hunter St 
Newcastle West,   ???
  • 1909 - Moore's Cycle Dept, 1909-1930
  • 1930 -  Amalgamated Wireless Australia Ltd
  • 1979 - Canberra TV, Terace TV, Repairs and TV Sales
  • Currently - Park
<<<<<<<<<< Lane Way >>>>>>>>>>
638 Hunter St / xxx Hunter St Newcastle West, 



Newcastle HIFI / Pacific Dreams 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by Hunter New England Local Health


640-644 Hunter St / 304-308 Hunter St Newcastle West, Hunter New England Local Health 


McLean's Sound & Lighting 1979 - (Photo Percy Sternbeck)

646-654 Hunter St
/ 314 Hunter St  Newcastle West,  Now part of Hunter New England Health



The Dive Shop 1986 (Photo Percy Sternbeck) now replaced by Hunter New England Local Health

656-660 Cnr Hunter St / 316 Hunter St Newcastle West,  Hunter New England Local Health 

Honeysuckle Railway Station

Honeysuckle Tram Stop

<<< Crossing over Steel St and continuing west Hunter Street >>>
North side of Hunter St, 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



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


668-670 Hunter St / 328 Hunter St Newcastle West,

672 Hunter St / 330 Hunter St Newcastle West,

674 Hunter St / 332 Hunter St Newcastle West, 


676 Hunter St / 334 Hunter St Newcastle West,

678 Hunter St / 336 Hunter St Newcastle West, Shedden Chambers


680 Hunter St / 336a Hunter St Newcastle West,


Elite Skating Rink and McLellan Hellyer Ironmongers 1880 (photo uonarchi)

682-684 Hunter St /
344-350 Hunter St  Newcastle West, 
  • 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.



West End Arcade & Markets 1891
686 Hunter St / 346 Hunter St,


Custom Audio, Aust Muscle Fitness (Photo Uni) c1980

688-692 Hunter St /
356-360 Hunter St, (95-99) Newcastle,


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

700-708 Hunter / Charlton St Newcastle West, 

710 Hunter St / 360 Hunter St / Newcastle West, 

720 Hunter / 364 Hunter St Newcastle West, 

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

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

Former Bellevue Hotel 1980

738 Hunter
Charlton St Wickham Newcastle West, / 1 Hannell St Wickham, 
<<< 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 / 1 Charlton St Wickham / 1 Hunter St Wickham,  Newcastle West,  Bank Corner

754 Hunter St / 3 Charlton St Wickham  / 3 Hunter St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

758 Hunter St / 07 Charlton St Wickham / 13 Hunter St Wickham, Newcastle West,

760 Hunter St / 09 Charlton St Wickham / 17 Hunter St Wickham, Newcastle West,

762 Hunter St / 9a Charlton St Wickham / 19 Hunter St Wickham, Newcastle West,
  • 1950 - Upper Floor, Swan's Radio Service 19 Hunter St
    1960 - Upper Floor, Radio 2NX

764 Hunter St / 11 Charlton St Wickham / 21 Hunter St Wickham,  Newcastle West,
  • 1920 - William H. Kelly, Hairdresser  11 Charlton St Wickham
  • 1932 - Gun W. Mew, Herbalist
  • 1938 - A. L. Walkom, Leather & Grindery
  • 2009 - Tribal Urge, Tatoo
  • 2010 - Currently - Hardys on Hunter, Hairdresser
  • Property Owner: NSW R H MORK 2324

McLeod Kelso and Lee, Chevrolet Park (Photo Ken Magor) 1936

766-770
Hunter St / 13 Charlton St Wickham / 23-33 Hunter St Wickham, Newcastle West


Aero Apartments, 770 Hunter St, built on the site of the old McLeod Kelso and Lee, Chevrolet Park

772-778 
Hunter St / 15 Charlton St Wickham / 35 Hunter St Wickham,   Newcastle West,
  • 1920 - Young Quong, Draper
  • 1932 - Mrs E.M. Cusick, Dealer
  • 1938- Mascot Cafe
  • 2010 - Snafu Records, Record Store
  • 2015 -  Newcastleflorist.com.au
  • Currently - GWH Office and Aero Apartments on the old MKL Site
  • Property Owner:T M GRAVOLIN 2309


780 Hunter St, Cohen (Photo UNI) 1986
780 Hunter St / 17 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West


MKL from the air (Photo Ncle Herald)

788 
Hunter St / 19 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

796-802 Hunter St / 21 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,
  • 1920 - W. Kamsai, Draper
  • Currently - Engenium, Engineering consultant in Newcastle West
  • Property Owner: SIDRAW PTY LTD 2303

798 Hunter St / 23 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

800 Hunter St / 25 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

802 Hunter St / 27 Charlton St Wickham, Newcastle West,

804 Hunter St / 29 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

806 Hunter St / 31 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

806a Hunter St / 33 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

806b Hunter St / 35 Charlton St Wickham, Newcastle West,

806c Hunter St / 37 Charlton St Wickham, Newcastle West,

Hunter St / 39 Charlton St Wickham, Newcastle West,

Hunter St / 41 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

Hunter St / 43 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

Hunter St / 45 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

806 Hunter St / 47 Charlton St Wickham, Newcastle West,

808 Hunter St  / 49 Charlton St Wickham  Newcastle West,

<<<<< Crossing over Florence St and heading west along Hunter St, Wickham >>>>>.... for South side click here

810-820 Hunter St / 53 Charlton St Wickham  Newcastle West

818 Hunter St / 57 Charlton St Wickham  Newcastle West

822 Hunter St / 61 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West
  • 1920 - Mrs Marty Donald, Fruiterer
  • 1938 - Motor Traders Ins Co Pty Ltd,1938-1950,  Insurance Co
  • 1938 - F.M.& R.M. Financiers
  • Currently - Snap Newcastle
  • Property Owner:A M ZIADE & A ZIADE & D B HODGE & J HODGE 2299

824 Hunter St / 63 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West / 

826 Hunter St / 65 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,
  • 1920 - Robert Miller
  • 1932 - Mrs E. Parsons, Dealer
  • 1938 - R.A. Derkenne, Printer
  • 1950 - Geoff Leonard Accountant, 1965-1975, Geoff left the practice in 1975 and bought a private hospital, ended up with a chain of hospitals before selling them to Hospitals Australia.
  • 2008- Upper Level, EAO
  • 2008 - Notebooks & Computers
  • 2015 - Upper Floor, Study Later
  • Currently - Dotcom Property sales.com
  • Property Owner:R S ALEXANDER & M R ALEXANDER 2260

<<<<<< Crossing over Stewart Ave and heading west along Hunter/Charlton St >>>>>>
North side of Hunter St, Stewart Ave to Cooper St Block.... for South side click here


Michael Obrien Saddlery and Yamaha now demolished (Photo late Percy Sternbeck) 1986

830-832 Hunter St / 67 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

834 Hunter St / 69 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,


S&W Miller (Photo late Percy Sternbeck) 1986

836 844 Hunter St / 71 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

846 Hunter St / 73 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,


848 Hunter St / 77 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

850 Hunter St / 83 Charlton St Wickham,  Newcastle West,

<<<<<< Crossing over Cooper Street and heading west along Hunter/Charlton St >>>>>>
North side of Hunter St, Cooper to Railway St Block.... for South side click here



The Store 1900 (Photo Newcastle Herald)

854-872 
Hunter St Newcastle West / 93-95 Charlton St Wickham / 103-107 Hunter St 

874 Hunter St Newcastle West / 101 Charlton St Wickham / 109 Hunter St Wickham
  • 1920 -  Newcastle Oxy-Acetylene welding Co
  • 1920 - James Brogan
  • 1938 - Illoura Cafe  109 Hunter St
  • Currently - The Store Car Park
  • Property Owner:KENNARDS SELF STORAGE PTY LIMITED 2138

876 Hunter St Newcastle West / 107 Charlton St Wickham / 107 Hunter St Wickham
Laneway

880 Hunter St Newcastle West / 113 Charlton St Wickham / 113 Hunter St Wickham / 

882 Hunter St Newcastle West  / 115 Charlton St Wickham / Hunter St West
Laneway

886 Hunter St Newcastle West
Laneway


888-900 Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St Wickham / Hunter St Wickham,

904-912 Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St Wickham,
  • Currently - Kennard's Self Storage, was Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924a Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - Malcolm McDonald
  • 1920 - James F. Ball 
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924b Hunter St Newcastle West / 123 Charlton St Wickham,

924c Hunter St Newcastle West / Charlton St Wickham
  • 1920 - Percy Webb
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924d Hunter St Newcastle West / Charlton St Wickham
  • 1920 - Mrs Cath Leonard
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924e Hunter St Newcastle West / 129 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - Miss E. Bell  129 Charlton St Wickham,
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924f Hunter St Newcastle West / 131 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - Oscar H. Cooper
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924g Hunter St Newcastle West / 135 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - Richard Graham
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924h Hunter St Newcastle West / 137 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - Barth J. Kelly
  • 1938 - Frank H. Russell
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924i Hunter St Newcastle West / 139-141 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - William Hancock
  • 1938 - Newcastle Motors Ltd, Auto Electricians

  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924j Hunter St Newcastle West / 143 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1938 - Keysells Pty Ltd, Motor Dealers
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924k Hunter St Newcastle West / 149 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - Frederick Power
  • Currently - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

918 Hunter St Newcastle West / 151 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 - William Hunt
  • 1920 - John Hamilton
  • Currently - Vacant car Lot, Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

920 Hunter St Newcastle West / 153 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1938 - John D. Williams
  • Currently - Vacant car Lot, Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

922 Hunter St Newcastle West / 155 Charlton St Wickham
  • 1938 - Reg A. Marsh
  • 1938 - Wakefield & Co CC Lube Oils
  • Currently - Vacant car Lot, Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building

924-926 Cnr Hunter St Newcastle West / 161 Charlton St Wickham / 161 Hunter St Wickham 1910
  • 1920-1950 - Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd
  • Currently - Vacant car Lot, Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building
  • Property Owner:ZUTOR PTY LTD 2285

926a  Hunter St Newcastle West / 163-165 Charlton St Wickham,
  • 1920 -  D. McNaughton & Son, Builders, Contractors & Patternmakers
  • 1938 -  Universal Car Wreckers
  • Currently - Vacant car Lot, Dairy Farmers Co-op Milk Co Ltd Building
<<< Crossing over Railway St and heading west along Hunter/Charlton St >>>
North side of Hunter St, Railway St to Rail Bridge Block
.... for South side click here

NSW Motors
934-938 Hunter St Newcastle West / 167-169  Hunter St Wickham / 167-169 Charlton St Wickham 

NSW Motors

946-954 Hunter St Newcastle West / 171 Hunter St Wickham / 171 Charlton St Wickham

956 Hunter St Newcastle West / 173 Charlton St Wickham

970 Hunter St Newcastle West / 175 Charlton St Wickham 

978-980 Hunter St Newcastle West / 177 Charlton St Wickham

982 Hunter St Newcastle West / 179 Charlton St Wickham

984b Hunter St Newcastle West / Charlton St Wickham

984a Hunter St Newcastle West / Charlton St Wickham

990 Hunter St Newcastle West / Charlton St Wickham
  • Dunlop V belt and industrial rubber - Under the back of the building was Dunlop V belt and industrial rubber seller, it was called Dunlop Rubber Products. They later moved to Tudor Street and had a name change to Dunlop Flexhide.
    Australia Gas and Solar
  • Currently - Vacant shop

End of the Northern Side of Hunter St

END OF HUNTER / BLAINE/ CHARLTON STREETS
.... for South side click here




Short Stories on Hunter St
Story of a sandhill
By NORM BARNEY

The late Norm Barney wrote of Hunter Streets trials and tribulations in this piece, first published in the Newcastle Herald 20 years ago.


About street numbering in Hunter St
As supplied by Bob Donaldson

A few more notes Hunter Street numbering in Newcastle.
  • NUMBERING SYSTEM (A) At one time there were 3 separate sets of numbers in Hunter street: Watt Street to the AACo bridge at Crown Street. Crown Street westward to Bank Corner, & Charlton Street (Hunter Street West) west from the Bank Corner. The numbers were all changed to the current series after Hunter Street was extended east from Watt Street to Telford Street about 1910.

  • NUMBERING SYSTEM (B) Todays Hunter Street was originally made up of four distinct streets each having a separate name & number
    By the year 1930, the numbers are close to todays 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 / 42In 1850s or so,
    HUNTER ST, started at Watt St and ran to Crown Street, using the original numbering system.
    Later HUNTER ST ran from Pacific St, To Crown St, Then in 1908 from Telford St to Crown St with three different numbering systems, some are shown here, in Green eg (01 Hunter St ) are from pre 1909 Hunter St was then extended up to the west from Crown St to Cottage Creek (next to the Bellevue Hotel) 
    After Cottage Creek you were entering into no mans landexcept for a small track running to Maitland. This section of Hunter St was known as BLANE ST, numbers are shown here in Orange after 1909 eg (355 Blane St.
    HUNTER ST also became CHARLTON ST, (also known as Carlton St) from The Bank Corner (Cottage Creek) to the Islington bridge, eg, (23 Charlton St Wickham) Hunter St / 86 Hunter St Newcastle, 1909 Palings,) most times the color of the number will reflect the year numbering system.



Updated : 2019
Thanks to :

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks go to all our contributors to date.....
Spero Davias, 
www.whatwasthere.com
Pam Marley

Matthew Glenn Ward
Catherine (Nina) Raftos

Lost Newcastle Facebook
Google
Trove & The National Library of Australia
Bill Towner

https://colourise.sg/


PHOTO'S
Newcastle Herald
Ralph Snowball
the late Percy Sternbeck

ARTICLES
Newcastle Herald

Newcastle Library
Trove
Norm Barney
Bob Donaldson

SPELLING MISTAKES
The Newspaper Jurno's at the time were not the best spellers
Most names are shown as printed in the newspaper clippings, some are updated.




By Spero Davias

End of North Side of the Street

Go To History of Hunter St - South Side





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






FOR OFFICE USE BELOW

Still to chase up.. 

Uncatalogued Stores due to wrong numbering system HUNTER STREET WICKHAM & HUNTER STREET NEWCASTLE WEST (looking for equivalent property numbers today)
1 Hunter St Wickham D.B.Flet Sister
1 hunter st wickham, Dental Mech
65-67 hunter st wicham, Kemp & Liddell Pty.Ltd Dental Suppliers

91 Hunter St Wickham,  
1950 - Elsdon W.R. Cattell & Company Accountants.

99 Hunter St Wickham, Previously : in 1950 it was E.J.Wiggs, Agent House and Land

21 Hunter St Wickham Metal Trades Employers Association. NRMA
81 hunter st wickham, Arnall's Electrical Service Co 169 hunter st wickham, Southebys Auction Marts, Auctioneers 99 Hunter St Wickham E.J. Wigg, Auctioneers
1950
57 hunter st wickham UE Industries ltd Engineers Power tx 89 Hunter st Wickham, West End Milk Bar
87 Hunter St Wickham,  Previously : in 1950 it was F.Campbell, Bookseller
Geo P Lock adv in 1898 225 hunter st west, monumental work
Sorbys adv in 1908 at hunter st west 1 Hunter St Ncle west, F.M.& R.M.BoyDell, Agents Financial
METROPOLITAN HOTEL NEWCASTLE, 1883, steam inn hotel
(office use only)  y1909-Hst p648,  y1910-p670 ,p942,  y1920 Hst-p942-p946,  y1930-p1373, y1940-p787, ) 1932, p723