Convict Lumber Yard, Newcastle

2.5
Convict Lumber Yard is a heritage-listed site at 98 Scott Street, Newcastle, City of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Largely an archaeological site, it has been the location of a convict lumber yard, convict stockade and a series of shipping and railway-related buildings. The former station master's residence and paymaster's office survive intact alongside archaeological remains of the site's various other usages. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
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Convict Lumber Yard Reviews

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  • A patch of dirt and a few sculptures with a few placards telling the story. There are some nice old buildings surrounding it though.  more »
  • We found there was no parking anywhere near this and m any other attractions which made it difficult to see especially if you have a disability as you would have ro walk a distance. Would check...  more »
  • Lovely walk with many interesting / historical features. (In summer it'd be advisable to wear a hat and sunglasses.)  more »
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  • It is very nice place I ever see in my life
  • Good signage giving historic view and information of convict and industrial applications. Some signs hard to read in full sun, but worth the effort. Interesting history and very informative. A must for anyone interested in convict heritage and history of early Newcastle. A few areas to explore representing footings or location of key buildings and activities within the yard /space. Bring hat and sunglasses if summer day as no shade.
  • It was time out to reflect on the past history of Newcastle. 👍😑
  • Nice little piece of history area but what deterred me from exploring this further was the local homeless people nearby which is a disappointment and I didn't feel safe with them nearby. I understand being homeless isn't good and it isn't their fault (probably) but what's caused me to give this 2 stars is the homeless issue here. Otherwise I'd give it 5 stars. See if you can fix the homeless people up or something and maybe I'll come back and bump my review up to 5 stars.
  • Nice piece of history right here 😀

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