Explore the natural environment, early Aboriginal life and Newcastle's history and beliefs. Journey with us through times of war and immigration and meet pioneers, sports people and the famous.
A Newcastle Story is the place for Novocastrians and visitors to discover answers to how and why we are a distinct and fascinating community. It is an exciting and colourful exploration of our identity through stories, objects and modern audio visual display techniques.
A Newcastle Story considers our past and future through distinctive themes that were developed by extensive community consultation.
A popular feature of A Newcastle Story is the Beaumont Street gallery. From an Awabakal wallaby hunting ground, mining base, sporting venue and business centre, Beaumont Street became the social hub for Newcastle’s post-war migrant community and thrives today as a multicultural thoroughfare despite heavy earthquake damage.
As the site of Newcastle’s first gay bar, significant aboriginal history, a boxing gym, post-war migrant community centres and Asian owned businesses, Beaumont Street offers A Newcastle Story a range of diverse stories presented in a distinctive manner with public.
The Newcastle Earthquake
The 1989 Earthquake was an event that permanently changed Newcastle. The videos below are archival material from NBN TV.