Next Meeting

Next Monthly Meeting

Tuesday 7 June - 7.30pm

In the Society's rooms
and via Zoom

Masks still required

Guest Speaker:

Julie Keating

Newcastle in the 1800s:
Government Services

Guest Speakers

Carol Duncan

Jill Ball

Annual General Meeting

Julie Keating

Newcastle in the 1800s – Government Services

In the early 1800s, a penal settlement to house re-offending convicts, was established in Newcastle. Free settlers were banned from the area and thus government services centred on the care and supervision of convicts. This situation changed in 1823 when Newcastle became a free city. Government services expanded to meet the needs of free settlers and emancipated convicts and initially included the building of postal, legal, harbour and customs facilities.

Peter Cave

Professor Janis Wilton


Greg & Sylvia Ray

Professor John Ramsland

Christmas Trivia