Hamilton Station 1906 view west – In background: atmosphere in a city of coal-fired industries, coal-powered steam engines, and coal-heated homes. Image CC NSW Library
Hamilton is 4 kilometres west of Newcastle City. The main commercial centre is a vibrant multicultural affair.
Throsby sat at a sidewalk table awaiting his Turkish pida, 8pm one recent Sunday night. The street was as busy as at any peak hour during the week. His mind drifted as the racial mix wandered by and for a while he could have been in any great city street in the world.
Local history blog Hidden Hamilton describes people and places that comprise a collective story of immigrant Hamilton since early times.
Yet only a few arty pics to enjoy.