Newcastle in History

New South Wales: Sydney

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-02-10 In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners released from Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle, 11 in Port Elizabeth

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1981-10-22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • 1989-12-28 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
  • 2007-06-08 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker

Famous Birthdays

  • 1927-04-18 Jim De Courcy, cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)
  • 1961-05-02 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, born in Newcastle, NSW (d. 2017)
  • 1962-04-04 Sherrin Smyers, Australian LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1965-09-15 Rob Whitlock, Australian golfer, born in Newcastle, NSW
  • 1971-11-19 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-09-09 Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestDaniel Johns

1979-04-22 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

Musician Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns

Famous Weddings

  • 2007-02-03 Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing and "Eastenders" actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle