Shortland, New South Wales

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NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 4,179 (2006)
 • Density 474.9/km2 (1,230/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2307
Area 8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Parish Hexham
State electorate(s) Wallsend
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Shortland:
Hexham Hexham Sandgate
Maryland Shortland Sandgate
Wallsend Birmingham Gardens Callaghan

Shortland is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 12 kilometres (7 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area and was named after Lt. John Shortland, master's mate of the Sirius, the escorting vessel to the First Fleet.[1]


  1. ^ Reed, A.W. (1969). Place-Names of New South Wales: Their Origins and Meanings, p. 129. Sydney: A.H & A.W. Reed

Coordinates: 32°52′55″S 151°41′06″E / 32.882°S 151.685°E / -32.882; 151.685