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? NEWCASTLE City Council agreed last night to proceed with measures to protect Newcastle East's historic convict lumber yard and Christie Place next to City Hall.

Birthplace Of Industry

WHAT IS IT? Newcastle's historic convict lumber yard.

Fun And Fanfare Set Scene For Historic Celebrations

HERITAGE week in Newcastle will kick off with a bang on Saturday in a burst of colour and excitement at the historic Convict Lumber Yard in the city's East End.

Women Are Getting In On The Axe

Girls just wanna ... get in for their chop. Or at least Tina Scheer and Dany Boulanger do. The two North Americans are a rare breed: female woodchoppers, or ``lumber-jills" as they call themselves, who have taken the axe to gender imbalance at this year's Royal Easter Show.

Our Buried Treasure

THERE is sense to Newcastle City Council's decision to change the landscaping of the small Enterprise Park so that it becomes an extension of the adjoining convict lumber yard historic park in Newcastle East. At the same time, the start of the work revives the question of more