Hidden Port Project

Date: 2 May 2017

Hidden Port

 

Since the first shipment of coal was exported in 1799, the Port and the City of Newcastle have grown and prospered together. The discovery of coal in the hills of Newcastle was a catalyst for European settlement in the area and coal remains the biggest cargo, alongside 24 other cargo types including wheat, fertiliser, fuels and cruise ships.

Since the first shipment of coal was exported in 1799, the Port and the City of Newcastle have grown and prospered together. The discovery of coal in the hills of Newcastle was a catalyst for European settlement in the area and coal remains the biggest cargo, alongside 24 other cargo types including wheat, fertiliser, fuels and cruise ships.

Novocastrians share a sense of connection with the working harbour and Port of Newcastle is proud to sponsor Curious Legends' Hidden Port Project, which celebrates Newcastle's vibrant history through the eyes of local people. The Hidden Port Project will culminate this Friday 5 May with a theatre performance based around the collection of images and memories about the Port to be held in Civic Park, Newcastle. 
 
Port of Newcastle CEO, Geoff Crowe, said: "As a primary sponsor of the Hidden Port performance, Port of Newcastle is pleased to support a free community event that celebrates our unique port city."
 
To find out more about the Hidden Port Project and the performance click here.