Dudley, New South Wales
Newcastle, New South Wales
|Population||2,267 (2011 census)|
|• Density||445/km2 (1,151/sq mi)|
|Area||5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Lake Macquarie|
Dudley is a southern coastal suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.
Dudley started off as a mining town. Dudley developed into a suburb after World War II.
Dudley Public School
Dudley Public school opened in 1892 and has among its alumni two recipients of the Victoria Cross. In 1976, the Jeffries and Currey Memorial Library was opened by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Roden Cutler, himself a VC, at Dudley Public School to honour the two ex-pupils who were decorated with the Victoria Cross during the First World War: Clarence Jeffries and William Currey.
Jeffries and Currey (who survived the war and later went on to become a member of the NSW parliament) are also memorialised on the school's honour board which, in addition, records the names of the 93 other former pupils (of whom 19% were killed in action) who served in the First World War - a remarkable contribution given the small population of the school and the community in the early part of the 20th century.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dudley (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Jeffries and Currey Memorial Library". Jeffries and Currey Memorial Library. NSW Government. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
- "Dudley Public School Honour Board - WWI". Register of War Memorials in New South Wales. NSW Government. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
Ex-Pupils of the Dudley Public School Who Answered the Call
- History of Dudley (Lake Macquarie City Library)
- Collection of Historic Photos - City of Lake Macquarie