Seahampton, New South Wales

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Seahampton
Lake MacquarieNew South Wales
Population 311 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 620/km2 (1,610/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2286
Area 0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Teralba
State electorate(s) Cessnock
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Seahampton:
Richmond Vale Stockrington Minmi
Richmond Vale Seahampton Minmi
West Wallsend Cameron Park

Seahampton is a hamlet situated north of West Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia, located 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of the city of Newcastle's central business district and west of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway. It is regarded as a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

Seaham No.1 Colliery in 1900.

Seahampton's origins are in coal mining. Seaham No. 1 Colliery was opened here on 6 March 1890 by the Monkwearmouth Coal Company which was reformed and renamed the Seaham Coal Company Ltd., in 1896. The shaft was 460 feet (140 m) deep and serviced the Borehole seam which here was about five feet nine inches thick.

Its peak production was 1,450 tons per day and the coal was shipped via the company's private railway to the New South Wales Government line at Cockle Creek Junction. The colliery closed on 7 July 1932, during the Great Depression, and never re-opened.

The township of Seahampton was surveyed in 1889 to provide homesites for colliery employees.

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 32°55′26″S 151°35′06″E / 32.924°S 151.585°E / -32.924; 151.585