The Hill, New South Wales

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The Hill
NewcastleNew South Wales
Beacon Tower Rear.jpg
Beacon Tower, originally 7 m (23 ft) high was extended to 20 m (66 ft) in 1877 after the light had been obscured by the erection of a Wesley Parsonage.
The Hill is located in New South Wales
The Hill
The Hill
Coordinates32°55′54″S 151°46′34″E / 32.93167°S 151.77611°E / -32.93167; 151.77611Coordinates: 32°55′54″S 151°46′34″E / 32.93167°S 151.77611°E / -32.93167; 151.77611
Population1,943 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,335/km2 (8,640/sq mi)
Area0.63 km2 (0.2 sq mi)Note1
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s)City of Newcastle[2]
State electorate(s)Newcastle[4]
Federal division(s)Newcastle[5]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.5 °C
78 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,139.5 mm
44.9 in
Suburbs around The Hill:
Newcastle, Cooks Hill Newcastle Newcastle
Cooks Hill The Hill Newcastle
Bar Beach Tasman Sea Newcastle, Tasman Sea

The Hill is an inner city, residential suburb of Newcastle, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, located immediately south of Newcastle's central business district.[2][6] The Hill is filled with historic Victorian terraces and is the site of a historic convict prison block.[citation needed] As of January 2021, the average house price in The Hill was A$1.92m.[7]


The Aboriginal people, in this area, the Awabakal, were the previous people of this land.[8] The Hill was first known as Church Hill then Prospect Hill.[9] It was one of the earliest settled areas of Newcastle and the site of the first town plan laid out by Henry Dangar in 1823.[9] The first railway was located there, starting at AA Coy's A Pit just off Church Street[10]

The Boltons[edit]

The site was originally used as a mine with two engines creating coal fired stream.[10] A series of four homes in San Francisco style.[10] They are timber houses designed by Frederick B Menkins and built by G.W Brewer in 1904.[10] Each house has 4 bedrooms and bathroom is the last selling for $1,725,00.[11]

Heritage listings[edit]

The Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:



  1. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "The Hill (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Newcastle City Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b "The Hill". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 January 2009. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Newcastle". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Newcastle". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  6. ^ "The Hill". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  7. ^ "The Hill suburb profile @". Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  8. ^ "Aboriginal Culture". City of Newcastle.
  9. ^ a b FEATURE, CARRIE FELLNER | A. DOMAIN ADVERTISING (6 March 2017). "Suburb profile: The Hill". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d jonruwolt (12 September 2018). "Boltons, the Hill, Newcastle". Federation Home. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  11. ^ "3 Menkens Lane, The Hill NSW 2300 - House for Sale | Allhomes". Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Newcastle Reservoirs Site". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H02001. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Woodlands". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00306. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Christ Church Cathedral, Movable Collections, Cemetery and Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01858. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Anglican Cathedral Hall, Christ Church". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00156. Retrieved 18 May 2018.