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Craigie's Road, rail and tramway map of Newcastle and suburbs [cartographic material]
Bib ID 4587062
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Kenneth Craigie & Co
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [ca. 1:15,840] (E 151⁰47'/S 32⁰55') 
Description Sydney : Compiled, drawn & published by Kenneth Craigie, Australian Map Publisher, [1918?] 
1 map : col. ; 126 x 90 cm. 
Biography/History

A private line (originally owned by the New Redhead Coal and Estate Co.) was extended through Redhead to Belmont in 1916. Tourist and passenger services were then operated. The charabanc (an early type of bus) was also used.

Highways were not a feature of Newcastle until the 1930s. The road linking Tweed Heads and Newcastle was only partly sealed, flood-prone and had many river crossings without bridges (using ferries). This was designated the North Coast Highway in 1928. It was renamed the Pacific Highway in 1931. Between 1925 and 1930 the then Main Roads Board reconstructed a route between Hornsby and Calga that had been abandoned some forty years earlier, in order to provide a direct road link between Sydney and Newcastle. In addition a replacement route, from Calga into the gorge of Mooney Mooney Creek and up to the ridge at Kariong above Gosford, was also required. This new Sydney-Newcastle route via Calga and Gosford was some 80 km shorter than the previous route via Parramatta, McGraths Hill, Maroota, Wisemans Ferry, Wollombi and Cessnock.

Notes

Street map of Newcastle, New South Wales highlighting railroads and tramways but also streets in both suburb and metropolitan Newcastle. There does appear to an absence of highways into and out of Newcastle at this time.

Includes Index to streets.

"918"--Bottom left of map.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-259844523

Subjects Transportation -- New South Wales -- Newcastle -- Maps.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Newcastle -- Maps.  |  Tramways -- New South Wales -- Newcastle -- Maps.  |  Streets -- New South Wales -- Newcastle -- Maps.  |  Roads -- New South Wales -- Newcastle -- Maps.  |  Newcastle (N.S.W.) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1918 
Also Titled

Road, rail and tramway map of Newcastle and suburbs

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