Convict Lumberyard

Overview

The Convict Lumber Yard is an important historic site located in the heart of Newcastle.

The site was the subject of an extensive archaeological dig between 1989 and 1992, resulting in the discovery of hundreds of artefacts dating back to the first days of the Newcastle penal settlement.

Important Aboriginal materials were found at deep levels within the site, reflecting the ancient Aboriginal occupation of the region.

The significance of the site has been recognised by inclusion on the NSW State Heritage Register, its listing on the Register of the National Estate (now called the National Heritage Database) and inclusion in the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan.

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