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Wickham
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population: 952
Postcode: 2293
Area: 0.7 km² (0.3 sq mi)
Location: 3 km (2 mi) WNW of Newcastle
LGA: City of Newcastle
Parish: Newcastle
State District: Newcastle
Federal Division: Newcastle
Suburbs around Wickham:
Maryville Maryville Carrington
Islington Wickham Carrington
Hamilton Hamilton East Newcastle West

Wickham /ˈwɪkəm/ is an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district.

Origin

Wickham which was a Misspelling of Whickham, a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. Means village by the creek. Wickham was proclaimed a Municipality in the NSW Government Gazette, 27 February 1871, largely by the efforts of James Hannell, who became Wickham's first mayor.

Transport

Wickham railway station was served by NSW TrainLink's Central Coast & Newcastle Line and Hunter Line. The railway line is part of the Newcastle-Maitland line, the first section of the Main North line from Sydney to the New England region, opened in 1857. It closed on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to Hamilton to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail line. Newcastle Interchange isl being built to connect with the Newcastle Light Rail. Pending the building of the new interchange and light rail Wickham is served by Newcastle Buses & Ferries route 110 between Hamilton and Newcastle stations via Wickham and Civic replacing the railway service - train fares apply if transferring to or from a train.

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