FREE.. BHP MUSTER POINT TOURS and Guest Speaker presentations on "Remember BHP"

Sunday, April 15 2012 @ 11:37 PM

Contributed by: aub

THE MUSTER POINT....Wheel Chair Friendly...Chairs Provided....Easy Walking...There are no Toilets there.

Commencing in July 1998, Squires’ work was not complete until September 1999 – such was the time needed to win support for the project from a number of departments within BHP, onsite contractors, to gain DA and BA approval from the local council and to also fabricate what is a very large structure. Made from more than 70 tonnes of BHP steel, the eight-metre high sculpture (measuring 8m x 12m x 8m) is an imposing structure. The exterior has a stylised representation of the BHP skyline encased within the design element of a BHP maintenance shop. Inside there are a number of references to the people and place of the steelworks such that as former employees visit with their family they can take them on a tour of their working lives. It is illuminated at night. For images of The Muster Point see Julie Squires' website.

Artist – Julie Squires

The Muster Point is a 70 tonne steel sculpture with bronze cast figures + objects, found objects + components from the Steelworks, 8m x 12m x 8m, associated pathways (railways sleepers and ballast), located near entrance to steelworks site, George St & Selwyn St off Industrial Drive, Mayfield.

Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association is pleased to offer personalised guided tours of the iconic sculpture "The Muster Point".

This house-size industrial artwork was constructed as a collaboration by famous Newcastle sculptor Julie Squires and steelworkers in 1999, to mark the closure of the steelworks.

The whole structure, inside and out, has many stories to tell about the history of steelmaking in Newcastle.

Well-known retired steelworker Aubrey Brooks conducts intimate, heartfeld journeys around and within the walls of this unique place.

If you know any group that would like to soak up some of the emotion of life at the steelworks, contact Aubrey to make a booking.

Tours are free, but Aubrey has copies of the DVD of the steelworks and books on history of the steelworks for sale.

The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Assocation provides for groups, Guest Speaker presentations on "Remember BHP"
for more information and bookings,

PRESENTATIONS are Free.

"Remember BHP" is ideal for Service Clubs like Lions,Apex, Probsis, Lodges, Rotary, Sporting, Historical and Seniors Groups.

PRESENTATIONS are Free. BOOKING FOR 2012 ARE OPEN:


Email: obisan@bigpond.com or call 49845264..Aubrey Brooks.


To View THE BHP MUSTER POINT go to "MEDIA GALLERY" AND CLICK ON MUSTER POINT TOURS:
Hope to see you there soon...Aub




Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association
http://www.niha.org.au/article.php/20120416133733694