THROWBACK: Hunter Street, Newcastle photos from the archives

Earlier this week it was touted that the “rebirth” of Hunter Street Mall had begun. 

Construction commenced on stage one of Iris Capital’s $750 million development in the East End on Tuesday, in what was heralded as a milestone day in the city’s history. Read about it here.

As the face of the Hunter Street mall begins its transformation, we thought it was time to look back into the past, to a time before light-rail and the construction boom. 

These photos from the archives show just how much the city of Newcastle, and specifically Hunter Street, has changed. Take a look in the gallery above.

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