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    Delprat's Cottage and garden OPEN DAYS  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, February 16 2022 @ 09:36 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    NIHA in association with University of Newcastle will hold OPEN DAYS at the cottage on FRIDAY and SATURDAY 25-26 February 2022.
    You can learn about the GARDENS Phytoremediation Research Project at: https:/delpratgarden.com.au

    Register to receive free tickets at: https:/www.eventbrite.com.au/e/delprat-festival-tickets-265503065817

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    Vital to the War Effort  View Printable Version  
    Monday, February 14 2022 @ 09:54 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The military plan for the protection of Australia during WWII emphasised that the Industries of Newcastle had to be defended at all cost.

    The next milestone of the Fortress Newcastle Project, a 53min film by Glenn and Tony from 'Stories of Our Town' fame, Fortress Newcastle - Life Under Threat', has now been launched at Fort Scratchley.

    The film its available for free viewing on Youtube. See it at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOcpA...amp;t=995s

    A major exhibition of all the details of the FORTRESS Story will be launched at Fort Scratchley on Anzac Day 2022. Details soon.

    , , the logo Geoff Hyde - lived at Fern Bay through the war, with Filmmaker Glenn
    A sentence from a secret document from military Eastern Command, Victoria Barracks, December 1941.

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    VIDEO PRODUCTION for Fortress Newcastle  View Printable Version  
    Friday, August 20 2021 @ 11:10 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Fortress Newcastle video Production is progressing rapidly.
    A documentary of the important role that Newcastle industries served in production for the war effort, is being told by those who lived through it. We are interviewing everyone we can find who lived in Newcastle during WWII.
    Please contact NIHA if you know anyone that could contribute to this production.

    The initial production involves video recording interviews, which will form the storyline of this important documentary. Approximately 20 interviews are expected to be conducted.
    Many of the 17 persons interviewed so far are over 90 years old.
    Research is almost completed for the exhibition and website components of the project. We will be advising launch date soon, for a large exhibition to be held early in 2022.

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    NIHA at RICHMOND VALE RAILWAY  View Printable Version  
    Thursday, June 17 2021 @ 06:53 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    NIHA was pleased to be invited to mount an exhibition over the long weekend at the STEAM open days held by Richmond Vale Railway.
    Four of our members talked to hundreds of visitors about our projects. The railway items at Richmond Vale from Lysaghts and Newcastle Steelworks were featured in our exhibition.
    Our important Fortress Newcastle Project was also featured.
    Our friends at William the Fourth were also featured. This was a great example of all of our groups working together to support each other.

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    TOCAL ARTILLERY RANGE  View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 11:59 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Continuing our research into the elements of Fortress Newcastle, members of several groups inspected the LARGS-PATERSON Artillery Range at Tocal.
    The massive concrete Observation Post looked out over the range where artillery testing and training took place.
    Under the expert guidance of historian Cameron Archer, we also studied the Tocal Agricultural Centre's collection of remnant munitions.

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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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