Hamilton NSW is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, NSW, Australia, located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Newcastle’s central business district. The main commercial centre is located around Beaumont Street and boasts a vibrant multicultural atmosphere providing an array of restaurants, retail, fashion and commercial outlets along with day-to-day services such as pharmacies, banks, florists, hairdressers, fruit shops and delicatessens. A local history blog ‘Hidden Hamilton’ captures the people, places and experiences that make up the collective story of Hamilton since its earliest beginning. Surrounded by hamilton north, hamilton south and hamilton east.
Hamilton is a busy and multicultural suburb boasting many vibrant shops, restaurants, pubs and experiences. Most of Hamilton’s energy is centred around Beaumont Street and is, therefore, a great place to while away an hour or six, simply enjoying life.
Its major commercial centre is along Beaumont Street. It is one of the inner towns of the city. It is situated 4 km (2.5) W of Newcastle. One of its iconic landmarks is the Kent Hotel that was built in 1924 along Beaumont Street.
The population of the suburb was 4,0721 in 2011 according to the Australia Census Bureau reports. It covers an area of 1.4km2. It is surrounded by different suburbs such as Wickham, Broadmeadow, Islington and Hamilton East.
It was declared a municipal town in 1871. In the era between 1857 and 1898, the area was named after the then Governor of the board of directors of the AA Co, Edward Terrick Hamilton. The towns come to limelight after the discovery of coal near St Peter’s Church. The suburb was originally referred to as Pittown or Happy Flat.