The Junction, New South Wales
Newcastle, New South Wales
The Junction School in 1960.
|Population||1,295 (2006 census)|
|• Density||3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Area||0.35 km2 (0.1 sq mi)Note1|
|LGA(s)||City of Newcastle|
The Junction is a small, inner city suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 2.8 km (1.7 mi) southwest of Newcastle's central business district. It was originally part of Merewether, which is reflected in the names of some of the suburb's establishments, but was gazetted as a suburb on 17 May 1991.
At the 2006 census The Junction had a population of 1,295.
The Junction has two schools, both of which cater to Primary students.
The Junction Public School was established in 1872 on land donated by Mr Edward Charles Merewether. It suffered significant damage during the 1989 Newcastle earthquake and much of the school had to be demolished.
St Joseph's Primary School in Farquhar St is a Catholic school that was established in 1885.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "The Junction (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
- "The Junction". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
- St Joseph's Primary School (2004). "St Joseph's Primary School, Merewether home page". Catholic Education Commission NSW. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
- "The Junction". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
- The Junction Public School. "The Junction Public School home page". NSW Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
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