Georgetown, New South Wales

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Georgetown
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population1,960 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,450/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2298
Area0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location6 km (4 mi) WNW of Newcastle
LGA(s)City of Newcastle
ParishNewcastle
State electorate(s)Newcastle
Federal Division(s)Newcastle
Suburbs around Georgetown:
Waratah Waratah Mayfield
Waratah Georgetown Islington
Waratah Broadmeadow Hamilton North

Georgetown is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.

Origins[edit]

Georgetown is named after George Moate, as is Moate Street in the centre of the suburb. Moate acquired land in the general area of Georgetown in 1853, which he subdivided into an estate.[2] Georgetown began as a residential area for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works (Goninans) located nearby. By 1880, Georgetown was already described as a prosperous village.[3]

Today[edit]

Georgetown is a residential area that has good accessibility to local services such as transport, schools and shops.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Georgetown (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hunter Valley Place Names and their Meanings
  3. ^ a b Newcastle City Council, Discover our Suburbs

Coordinates: 32°53′53″S 151°44′06″E / 32.898°S 151.735°E / -32.898; 151.735