Georgetown

If Georgetown is unremarkable, that’s the attraction. A small strip of shops amid peaceful residential, 5 minutes from Waratah Village, hospitals, rail transport and schools.

If Georgetown was named after George Moate, why does it bear his first name? Well.. if you add “town” to George’s family name and say it out loud – were not the town fathers prescient?

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Georgetown is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 6 kilometres north-west from Newcastle CBD and is part of the City of Newcastle local government area. 

Georgetown is named after George Moate, as is Moate Street in the centre of the suburb. Moate acquired land in the general area of Georgetown in 1853, which he subdivided into an estate.

Georgetown began as a residential area for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works (Goninans) located nearby. By 1880, Georgetown was already described as a prosperous village

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