Rewind Series 3 Episode 17 – Newcastle Harbour – NBN News

Our thanks to the Glamx Lab of University of Newcastle and The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia for digitising our early years.

During the 1960, Newcastle was on a path of industrial expansion.

The deepening of the Harbour was a priority.

Silt was pumped from the river bed, and used to reclaim land, at Kooragang.

A new island for economic development, plus a deeper channel meant easier access for shipping.

Better for exports including coal and grain.

The development of Newcastle Harbour. From construction and recreation and education.


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