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Current Member Sharon Joy GRIERSON
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Provincial
Location Newcastle covers an area from Williamtown, Heatherbrae, Millers Forest and Thornton in the north, Lenaghan in the west to Kotara and Adamstown Heights in the south. The main suburbs include Adamstown, Birmingham Gardens, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Hamilton, Heatherbrae, Islington, Lambton, Mayfield, Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Waratah, Wickham, Williamtown and parts of Adamstown Heights, Jesmond, Kotara, Maryland, Millers Forest, Salt Ash, Thornton and Wallsend.
Origin Newcastle was named after the port of Newcastle which was sighted and recorded by Captain Cook in 1770 and settled in the late 18th century. Newcastle was first proclaimed in 1900. The first election was held for the Division in 1901.
Products/Industries 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.
State NSW
Area 335 sq kms (approx)
Population 129,089 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 93,644 as at 30/11/07

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