“YOU CAN NEVER BE THE ODD ONE OUT IN MAYFIELD.”
Mayfield sits on the Hunter River just north of Newcastle. It neighbours Carrington, Tighes Hill and Warabrook and is only five kilometres from the Newcastle CBD with easy access to public transport.
Formerly called North Waratah, Mayfield takes its name from its former owner, Ada May. In the beginning it was a garden suburb but industrialisation in early 1900s transformed it into a working class town. Its location between the Hunter River and the rail line made it attractive to industries that needed to transport goods such as steel and coal.
Today, however, Mayfield is known as a culturally diverse suburb. It still retains many of the mansions and grand houses built in the 1800s, but they now sit among the eye-catching murals and curious statues that are scattered though the area.