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Division Name NEWCASTLE
State New South Wales
Elected Member Grierson, S (ALP) 2001-
Name Derivation Named after the city of Newcastle which was named by Governor King in 1804.
First Proclaimed / Election 1900/1901
Area 198 sq. kms
Demographic Provincial
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 90,360
Turnout 94.72%
Informal 4.99%
Location Newcastle covers an area of approximately 198 sq km from Stockton, The Hunter River and The New England Hwy in the north. The western boundary of Newcastle City Council and Wallsend, Kotara and Merewether Heights in the south. The main suburbs include Adamstown, Birmingham Gardens, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Hamilton, Islington, Jesmond, Kotara, Lambton, Maryland, Mayfield, Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Wallsend (part), Waratah and Wickham.
Products and Industry Ship-building and repairs, transport equipment, tourism, tertiary education, food-processing, railway goods, chemicals and heavy engineering. Newcastle is the second largest city in NSW and is a busy port, handling imports and exports.

MORRIS, A (ALP) 1983-2001
JONES, C K (ALP) 1958-1983
WATKINS, D O (FLP/ALP) 1935-1958
WATKINS, D (ALP/FLP) 1901-1935

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