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A Walking History of Newcastle: Home

A guide for those who want to build their local history knowledge and foster a deeper connection with their surroundings when going for bush and city walks around Newcastle, Australia.
This guide is for Newy locals and dedicated tourists who are interested in understanding more about their surroundings.  As you explore this guide you will find blogs, books and public lectures on the history of the region. In the 'Out and About' section, you will find PDFs and interactive maps of various heritage walks; field guides for identifying local flora and fauna; and even apps you can use as guides while you are out exploring. 

Interesting and Useful Terminology

Muloobinba: The Awabakal name for Newcastle. It means 'place of the edible sea fern'.

Coal River: This was name of the first European settlement in the Newcastle area.

Coquun: Name of the Hunter River in the Wonnarua language, meaning 'fresh water'.