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 industry..to recreation and education.