About Wickham

Wickham is an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 3 kilometres from Newcastle's central business district. Wickham was named after a misspelling of the town Whickham in North East England. It was proclaimed a municipality in 1871, through the efforts of James Hannell who became Wickham's first mayor, Newcastle’s first mayor and auctioneer.

Wickham railway station opened in 1936 on the Central Coast and Newcastle line and the Hunter line. The new transport interchange at Wickham will deliver a transport hub connecting passengers with trains, the upcoming Newcastle light rail, buses and taxis. It will also enhance the links between the city centre and the waterfront, and is predicted to stimulate development and economic growth in the city. Wickham is undergoing contemporary change and is centrally located to conveniently access all of the attractions that Newcastle has to offer.

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