Newcastle Street, Perth

Newcastle Street is a road in Perth, Western Australia. It connects Leederville with East Perth, starting from Oxford Street and ending at Lord Street, crossing a number of roads leading north out of Perth including Loftus Street, Charles Street, Fitzgerald Street, William Street, and Beaufort Street.

History

Newcastle Street is named after Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, who was Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1852 to 1854.[1]

It has been in the past parts of major bus routes leaving Perth. The tramline (closed in the 1950s) along William Street also crossed Newcastle Street.[2]

The street has also been identified in name, by schools and businesses. The Newcastle Street State School was at 478–482 Newcastle Street.[3] It was sometimes also named the Newcastle Street Infants School, as well as the Newcastle Street Primary School or even Newcastle Street School.[4]

It has been in the scope of the Northbridge Urban Renewal project.[5]

References

  1. "PERTH NAMES. Newcastle of Newcastle Street". The West Australian. 54, (16, 358). Western Australia. 3 December 1938. p. 5. Retrieved 6 June 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "PERTH TRAM JUMPS RAILS". Kalgoorlie Miner. 41, (10, 373). Western Australia. 14 June 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 6 June 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. "NEWS AND NOTES". The West Australian. XLIII, (7, 862). Western Australia. 23 August 1927. p. 10. Retrieved 6 June 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. HRRC (1910), Newcastle Street and the Newcastle Street State School, Perth, retrieved 6 June 2018
  5. Northbridge Urban Renewal Project : Newcastle Street pavement assessment, 1999, retrieved 6 June 2018
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