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Friday, May 21, 2010
Convict prisoner symbol near the archaeological remains of convict era, Lumber Yard, Newcastle.
In 1819 the town gang of 256 convicts worked on construction projects around the settlement of Newcastle using the Lumber Yard as their base. Later the site housed convicts. Afterwards it was leased to a store keeper but eventually burned down.