About Carrington

Carrington is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia situated between Throsby Creek and Port Hunter, approximately 3 kilometres northwest of Newcastle’s central business district. During the settlement of 1804 it was referred to as Chapman's Island. In 1887 it was named after the governor of New South Wales, Baron Carrington, when the area was proclaimed as a municipality.

Carrington emerged as a residential suburb in the 1860s, when many people moved to the island to escape the dirt and noise of the city or were forced off Honeysuckle Point as a result of land reclamation for port purposes. Carrington is now a mixed residential, commercial and industrial development which is accessible by the Cowper Street Bridge over Throsby Creek. Carrington’s emerging popularity is due to its unique history, friendly community atmosphere, scenic parks and close proximity to the harbour and CBD.

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