Wallsend is a western suburb of Newcastle, New
South Wales, Australia 11 kilometres (7 mi) from
Newcastle's central business district. It is
part of the City of Newcastle local government
Wallsend also contains one of the three Newcastle
Mosques, on Metcalfe street.
Wallsend began as two mining towns, Wallsend
and Plattsburg. Wallsend was the more developed
and as it grew it linked to Plattsburg
via Nelson Street. Wallsend was proclaimed a
separate municipality in early 1874 but the two
areas had re-joined by 1915. The coal mined at
Wallsend was of very good quality and the
township prospered creating the commercial hub
it is today.