Hillsborough, New South Wales

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Hillsborough
New South Wales
Population 667 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,110/km2 (2,880/sq mi)
Established 1829
Postcode(s) 2290
Area 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Charlestown
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Hillsborough:
Cardiff South Garden Suburb Kotara South
Warners Bay Hillsborough Charlestown
Warners Bay Mount Hutton Gateshead

Hillsborough is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia 13 kilometres (8 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie north ward.

History[edit]

In 1874 a coal mining venture was started at Hillsborough, but the coal was found to be of inferior quality and couldn't be sold. The mine was abandoned in 1879 and the town shortly afterwards. Hillsborough remained a ghost town until it was redeveloped after World War II. Hillsborough Public School opened in 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Hillsborough". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 32°56′56″S 151°40′05″E / 32.949°S 151.668°E / -32.949; 151.668