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     March 11 2011 01:01 AM (Read 3633 times)  
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    Five tours have already been booked for 2011.
    The Next one is on the 19.03.11

    On behalf of all the people in the U3A tour this afternoon thank you very much for your time and the excellent tour. I think you really brought the steelworks alive with your talk of personal experiences and personal trauma. I hope you sold a few books. I bought one and I look forward to reading it. All of our people told me that they really enjoyed the tour and again thank you very much for your time, your expertise and your memories. Well done! Keep up the good work!


    Terrific Aub!
    All eight of us thoroughly enjoyed your presentation at the Muster Point today. Your use of music to introduce and finish your story was very 'atmospheric' and certainly set the scene. Living at Carrington through the shutdown period, I heard all the things in the press at the time and walked over to the mangroves on Throsby Creek to watch the last burn off on the Saturday morning, but of course the stories you told us filled in so much more - you made it far more 'human'. I had walked in to look at the sculpture not long after it was first installed but today's visit made it so much more meaningful.
    I would love to bring some of my eight grandchildren for a visit at some stage but it would be better for you to combine them with others at the same time. Perhaps I will contact you around school holiday time.
    The idea to make it a park with machinery as you mentioned would be a great asset for Newcastle.
    Thanks again for alll your efforts in preserving the history of Newcastle.

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    From: Ron
    Wednesday, 23 March 2011 2:12 PM
    To: Brooks Aubrey
    Subject: AGSHV - Muster Point 19-3-11

    Hi Aubrey,

    What an interesting story you had to tell about BHP & the people who worked there. All participants I spoke to said how much they enjoyed the tour & were (as was I) very impressed with the Muster Point & its symbolism.

    I’m sure that many people who don't know about the Muster Point will hear about it from those who attended.

    On behalf of members of the AGSHV Ltd. (Amateur Geological Society of the Hunter Valley Ltd.) & visitors, thank you very much for the stories you told & the obvious passion & love you have for the men & women who worked at BHP.



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    Dear Aubrey
    Last week I attended a group tour of Muster Point with the Amateur Geological Society of the Hunter Valley http://www.agshv.com/

    I had hear of the Muster Point but didn’t know where it was. I was expecting a walk around a monument of some sort but I didn’t expect to be transported into another time and place and into others lives including your own.

    Your explanation of the Muster Point, how it came to be and the stories that it holds was truly a moving experience. I could almost feel the heat of the furnace and the rattle of the rails and the jokes of the workers. Thank you for making the history of that place so real and for passing it onto others. Many would not bother.

    I hope that the Muster Point www.niha.org.au can become more known as an important place in the history of Newcastle but also the country. I hope you can continue your gift of story telling for many years to come.

    My Regards,

    Rob Mr. Green

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