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    The Founder of Australian Heavy Industry  View Printable Version  
    Monday, August 13 2018 @ 05:01 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Guillaume Daniel Delprat was General Manager of BHP from 1899 to 1921.
    He led the company in its change from mining at Broken Hill to making Steel at Newcastle. The opening of the Newcastle Works in 1915 commenced the Heavy Industrialisation of Australia.
    NIHA is honouring his pioneering spirit with an exhibition of his life in the bedroom of the cottage he lived in during the construction of the Steelworks.
    Stage 1 of the exhibition is now ready for our guests from the local historical societies to visit on Saturday.

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    Two New Books  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, May 02 2018 @ 12:47 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Two new books for our library include 'From Silver to Steel', written in 1920.
    We will soon announce launching of our exhibition on the Founder of Australian Industry - GD Delprat.
    more details soon.

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    Delprate History  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, April 01 2017 @ 11:24 AM
    Contributed by: aub

    Special Invitation
    The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association

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    Delprat's Cottage  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, April 01 2017 @ 11:22 AM
    Contributed by: aub


    "The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association has a grand plan to turn Delprat's Cottage into an exhibition of Delprat, the building of the steelworks."

    The association is now working out of the fully restored heritage-listed cottage.

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    Handing over the keys  View Printable Version  
    Friday, March 31 2017 @ 05:13 PM
    Contributed by: aub


    It was in important day for the members of Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association today, we took possession of the keys for Delprats Cottage, to be the new headquarters for our group. More details soon on our exciting use for this state heritage listed cottage.

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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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