There’s so much history and stuff going on now in Newcastle East (the area from Nobby’s – the lighthouse, breakwater, beach, life saving club, wildlife etc all the way to Civic) its hard to decide what has space to get included on the map. The best thing is to take oneself on a walking tour and go find out.
Thanks Jen for showing me round this gorgeous suburb – a refreshing mix of old and new with water on all sides. It feels European until you see the bananas in Sandhills Community Gardens near the Train Sheds.
Fellow Children’s book illustrator Leila and I came back with our sketchbooks and lost ourselves drawing in a golden afternoon. We also rescued a tiny bird from a predator and helped a lady get back into her yard after she locked herself out putting out the rubbish.
If you have a story to tell related to the any of the area and would like to share this to be recorded for the Maritime Centre’s archives and for this project, please let us know.