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INTERCHANGE TO FEATURE A PIECE OF LOCAL HISTORY

The new Wickham Interchange will feature a unique piece of Newcastle’s local history.

The Wickham World War I honour roll was originally installed at Wickham Superior Public School in 1918 as a memorial to the school’s 326 staff and students who served in the war.

The marble and granite structure – that weighs in at 1.2 tonnes – was donated to Newcastle Museum following the 1989 earthquake.

It remained on display there until 2008 when the museum was relocated to Honeysuckle, when the memorial was moved into storage.

The memorial was delivered in 48 pieces and installed by a specialist team of stonemasons on the main concourse.

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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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