Adamstown NSW History and Now

Adamstown is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Newcastle's central business district.

It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area. It has a railway station, opened in 1887 with the Newcastle to Gosford section of the Main North line, on CityRail's Newcastle and Central Coast line. The now closed branch line to Belmont formerly left the main line just south of Adamstown Station.

The town also includes the beginning of the Fernleigh Track, a multi-use rail trail walking and cycling track. The project is a joint venture between Newcastle City Council and City of Lake Macquarie and extends from Adamstown to Belmont over an approximate distance of 15.5 km.

A number of schools are located in the suburb; Kotara High School, part of the KLN School Collegiate and one of the three major high schools in the Newcastle area, was established in 1968 as a public high school catering for years 7 to 12, and presently has over 1,000 enrolled students. It contains a Hearing Support Unit for hearing-impaired students and a multi-purpose centre.

St Pius X High School, first established in 1957 as a Catholic boys' school, became a co-educational junior high school (years 7 to 10) in 1983, absorbing the campus of St Anne's College, a girls' school established in 1966, in the process. Students transfer in year 11 to St Francis Xavier College in Hamilton. In 2007, the school had a enrolment of 1,010 and a staff of 97.

Adamstown and Belair Primary Schools, both public, and St Columba's Primary School, a Catholic school, are also located within the suburb's boundaries.

Community support Adamstown has a range of community support organisations. These include St Columbas Catholic Church and the Returned Serviceman's League sub-branch that is part of the Adamstown Community Club.