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    NIHA MEMBERS SUPPORT NEW VIDEO  View Printable Version  
    Sunday, November 10 2019 @ 09:53 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    On Saturday 9 November 2019 a new video was launched at Newcastle Museum - where the video will be used as part of the steelworks exhibition.
    'BHP Newcastle - A City within a City' was produced by local filmmakers Glenn Dormand and Tony Whittaker, the 46 minute video comprises the voices of 12 former employees.
    It is a strong personal story of life at the steelworks.

    WATCH the VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khun-ZY3Srw


    NIHA Members Keith, Bob, Frank, Cr Carol Duncan (lost Newcastle founder), Uncle Bill Smith and Producer Glenn Dormand (Chit Chat Von Loopin Stab).

    Part of the audience at the launch.

    Filmmakers Tony Whittaker and Glenn Dormand.

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    STORIES OF OUR TOWN - Newcastle Steelworks  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, November 09 2019 @ 11:54 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The latest in a new series of documentaries titled 'stories of our town', features interviews with people who spent part of their life working at Newcastle Steelworks. It provides an insight into how the steelworks impacted on the people who worked there.
    BHP NEWCASTLE - A City within a City.
    This is worth watching.

    Click the link below to see the video on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khun-ZY3Srw


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    STEEL LIFE - The first 20 year event  View Printable Version  
    Monday, October 14 2019 @ 10:45 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Murray McKean had the privilege of photographing the demolition of the steelworks. He took the opportunity to take many excellent 'artistic' photos of the demolition. An exhibition of his best photos opened at the Newcastle University Art Gallery on 24 September. Many NIHA members were in attendance for this impressive event.


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    20 YEAR EVENTS  View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, September 10 2019 @ 12:51 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    EVERYONE IS INVITED TO VISIT DELPRAT'S COTTAGE

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    BLUESCOPE Visit  View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, April 02 2019 @ 09:55 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    A group of members of NIHA undertook a field trip to the Illawarra region in March 2019. One of the features was a tour of the BlueScope steelworks. Bought back memories of the old days in Newcastle.

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    About Us

    Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association Inc. is a community group formed in May 2000 to promote the role that all Industries have played in Australia’s development.

    Objectives of the Association

    • To promote the role that Hunter Industries and Manufacturing has played in developing Australia’s Heritage.
    • To facilitate and present research into the Hunter Region’s Industrial Heritage.
    • To promote and support the conservation of the region’s industrial heritage including any links there to which maybe broader a field.
    • To encourage the development and operation of a repository for materials and documents related to industrial heritage.
    • To promote tourism and adaptive reuse of existing industrial heritage sites, buildings and moveable objects.

    Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association Inc.

    NIHA meets weekly at Delprat's Cottage - the home of GD Delprat during construction of Newcastle Steelworks in 1914.

    Visitors and new members are welcome.

    Application fee $15.00
    Annual subscription $10.00

    Contact Bob Cook - President - Ph 0419241731

    For more information email - nihanewcastle@gmail.com


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