Soldiers Point

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Soldiers Point is a suburb of the Port Stephens area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

The town was called Friendship Point before the Corporal's Guard was stationed there.The earliest inhabitants of the Port Stephens area were the Aborigines of the Worimi Tribe whom Charles Grimes referred to as a taller, stouter race of people than those about Sydney with a completely different language.

Soldiers PointAt the time of white settlement there were about 400 Aborigines living around the estuary of Port Stephens. Port Stephens was first noted by Europeans in May 1770 when Captain James Cook referred to Port Stephens in his log as 'an opening forming a bay'.

Soldiers Point overlooks the eastern side of Port Stephens and offers spectacular views and stunning photographs. The two jetties on either side make good fishing spots for the whole family especially around high tide. Several restaurants are in close proximity if the fishing is unproductive and a bowling club too!

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