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  1. "DOGGYVILLE" OR "HOLLYWOOD."
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Friday 15 May 1936 p 10 Article
    Abstract: Suggestive of extremes. "Doggyville" and "Hollywood" are the alternative names with which a growing unemployed hamlet between Wallsend and Lambton 125 words
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    First mention of "Hollywood" in the papers.

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  2. MR. MARTIN WAS A SANTA CLAUS AT JESMOND
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 21 December 1939 p 8 Article
    Abstract: IF THE children at Jesmond unemployed camp believe in Santa Claus, they must have thought yesterday that the Minister for Works and Local 239 words
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    "The Minister and a lot of other people followed a rough track until they reached a collection of shacks in the bush where many people and a seemingly endless number of children live."

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  3. FAMILIES STRUGGLE TO OBTAIN REAL HOMES
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Friday 24 January 1941 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Known as "The Tramcars" this is the single men's section of the camp at Platt's Estate. There are four old steam tram carriages, each of which accomm ... 273 words
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    Article has photos!

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  4. BOBBY SPENT SEVEN YEARS IN A HUMPY Family's Struggle To Buy Ground
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Friday 24 January 1941 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Though it was not possible, in a tour of Newcastle district to-day, to find families being reared in drain pipes, viaducts and 838 words
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  5. "NO ROADS TO HOLLYWOOD" Doctors Unable to Treat Sick
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 22 March 1945 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Because there were no roads in the area the ambulance and doctors at Wallsend were unable to enter "Hollywood" area, Jesmond to 297 words
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  6. "Can't Build Road to Hollywood"
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 19 April 1945 p 2 Article
    Abstract: "Only yesterday the ambulance had to enter this area to remove a person who was seriously ill," said Ald. King, referring to a report on 174 words
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    27 dwellings in the area.

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  7. Hollywood People Should Get Homes
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 17 May 1945 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Greater Newcastle Council should do all in its power to help people living at Hollywood (near Jesmond) to get into good homes. Ald. Lewis 167 words
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  8. FAMILY HOMELESS IN FIRE DURING HEAT Temperature Highest For Two Years
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Tuesday 18 December 1945 p 1 Article
    Abstract: A woman and three young children lost all their possessions in a fire which razed their home at "Hollywood," near Lambton, during yesterday's heat. T ... 717 words
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    Fire destroys house.

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  9. Good Response to Fund for Widow
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 26 December 1945 p 2 Article
    Abstract: An appeal by Adamstown police to aid Mrs. D. Hunter and her three children, whose two-roomed dwelling in "Hollywood," near Jesmond, was 72 words
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  10. Good Road Sought For "Hollywood"
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 7 December 1949 p 2 Article
    Abstract: A request by Ald, Armstrong to Newcastle City Council, that a grader or bulldozer be put over a road leading into "Hollywood," 142 words
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    "between 70 and 80 families lived in the area"

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  11. NO ROAD FOR 'HOLLYWOOD'
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 14 December 1949 p 2 Article
    Abstract: It would be unwise for the Newcastle City Council to form a road of access to "Hollywood," the sub-standard housing settlement 176 words
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  12. Road to 'Hollywood' "Not Council Job"
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Tuesday 28 February 1950 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The formation of a road to "Hollywood" "squatters'" settlement, near Jesmond, where 70 to 80 families were housed on private land, 98 words
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  13. Police Seeking Jesmond Killer
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Saturday 14 July 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Police so far have found few clues to the identity of the killer who shot 48-year-old ex-boxer and pensioner John ("Slack") Maher near his home in th ... 563 words
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    "His connection with a two up school at Jesmond was his 'work.' He made a business of lending money to players who went broke and kept the names of his 'clients' in a little black book."

    "Police think the body was carried from a spot about 200 yards from the settlement to the disused mine"

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  14. PENSIONER MURDERED Body Found In Shaft
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Saturday 14 July 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Police recovered the body of John Maher, 41, pensioner, from the bottom of a disused mine shaft at Jesmond yesterday afternoon. There was a bullet wo ... 409 words
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  15. WIDE INQUIRY IN JESMOND MURDER
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Monday 16 July 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Detectives and other police made extensive inquiries at the week-end into the murder of John Maher, 46, of Hollywood settlement, near Jesmond, last W ... 315 words
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    "Ballistic experts are examining a .22-calibre revolver found near a trail of blood which led them to the mine, and a flattened .22 calibre bullet taken from Maher's skull on Saturday."

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  16. Wider Inquiries On Jesmond Murder
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Friday 20 July 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Newcastle and Sydney detectives, directed by Detective-Inspector J. Ramus, widened the scope of inquiries yesterday into the murder of 60 words
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  17. Dam Emptied In Murder Inquiry
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Saturday 21 July 1951 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Cook's Hill Fire Brigade yesterday pumped an estimated 50,000 gallons of water from a dam at Jesmond at the request of detectives 125 words
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  18. Jesmond Murder Charge
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Wednesday 25 July 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Michael Joseph Maher, 50-year-old laborer, was remanded until Aug. 8 when he appeared in 168 words
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    Remanded in custody until inquest on August 8.

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  19. Jesmond Murder Inquest Alleged Remark By Brother
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 9 August 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: A man charged with his brother's murder had told police that he thought his brother must have been "bumped off," according to evidence yesterday. 1790 words
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  20. Man's Dramatic Inquest Story: Heard Row, Then Shots
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Thursday 9 August 1951 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: There was a dramatic turn in the Jesmond mine-shaft murder inquest today when a witness alleged, "I saw Mick Maher put a 22 rifle to his shoulder. 1482 words
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    Has photo of key witness, James Ernest Minter.

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  21. Jesmond Murder Inquest Statement Change Admitted
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Monday 13 August 1951 p 1 Article
    Abstract: A witness at the Jesmond mineshaft murder inquest today said he saw Michael Joseph Maher leave the Hollywood settlement in a truck about 2.30 p.m. on ... 894 words
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  22. Jesmond Murder Inquest Brother Sent For Trial
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Tuesday 14 August 1951 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Michael Joseph Maher, 50, laborer, was today committed for trial by the Newcastle Coroner (Mr. T. H. D. See) on a charge of having murdered his broth ... 858 words
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  23. Maher Murder Trial Begins
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Monday 19 November 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY: A man charged with murdering his brother had used a horse to carry the body to a disused mine shaft, the Crown Prosecutor (Mr. M. Pile) alleg ... 273 words
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  24. Maher Denies Hand In Death
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Wednesday 21 November 1951 p 2 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY: "I had no hand or part in the death of my brother," Michael Joseph Maher, 50, laborer, declared today at the Central Criminal Court where he ... 460 words
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  25. Alibi Defence In Maher Trial
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Thursday 22 November 1951 p 2 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY: Michael Joseph Maher (50), laborer, charged with having murdered his brother at Jesmond on July 13, today called witnesses to support an alib ... 245 words
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  26. Witness Says Maher Told Of Shaft
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Friday 23 November 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY: Michael Joseph Maher was the first person to tell the police about the mineshaft in which the body of his brother, "Slack" Maher, was subsequ ... 604 words
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  27. Cleared Of Murder Charge
    The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1953) Sunday 25 November 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: A Central Criminal Court jury yesterday acquitted Michael Joseph Maher, 51, of a charge of having 318 words
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    Michael Maher acquitted.

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  28. Maher Not Guilty
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Monday 26 November 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY: Michael Joseph Maher (50), labor of Victory-pde., Wallsen was found not guilty of 89 words
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  29. Missing Wallsend Man Untraced
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 10 January 1952 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Terrance Edward Tobutt, 22, of Peters-avenue. Wallsend, who has been missing since December 31, had not been 80 words
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  30. 1516 Children Immunised
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Saturday 10 April 1954 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Newcastle Council Health Division immunised 1516 children against diphtheria last year. Of those treated 278 were 668 words
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    "home building was fast encroaching the sub-standard settlements of Platts Estate, Waratah West, and Hollywood Reserve, Jesmond."

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  31. Heard Shots, Says Witness
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Friday 10 August 1951 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Two shots were heard after Michael Maher had put a rifle to his shoulder following argument with his brother at Jesmond, a witness said in Newcastle ... 1280 words
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    Inquest, day 2.

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