Saturday 22 July 2017, Newcastle
The Australian Haydn Ensemble's quartet visit the Harold Lobb Concert Hall at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium for one night only, performing oboe quartets by Mozart and Janitsch, and string quartets by...
Man headed to Bar Beach with his surfboard. Newcastle. DNSW USAGE ONLY. by Destination NSW
Take a dip in the Bogey Hole, which was cut into ocean rocks by convict labour in 1819. You will realise the convicts amazing achievement when you see the waves crashing into the pool.
The Bogey Hole was constructed by order of Commandant Morisset in about 1820 for his own personal use. Morisset was Commandant of Newcastle from 1819 to 1822. It was known, originally as the "Commandants Baths". The name "Bogey Hole" was applied afterwards and comes from the indigenous word meaning "to bathe".
The Bogey Hole remains a popular spot today, particularly for inner city dwellers who don't like getting sand in their shoes, and still becomes very crowded on warm summer days.