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    Delprat's Cottage welcome film  View Printable Version  
    Sunday, August 14 2022 @ 03:35 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    View our short introduction to DELPRAT's COTTAGE.

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    FORTRESS NEWCASTLE FILM online  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, July 13 2022 @ 01:21 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The Fortress Newcastle film is available on YouTube for free viewing.
    See it at:

    The information collected is now part of the University of Newcastle Cultural Collection.
    See the database here:

    for blogs on the project, see the hunter living histories website:

    The team held a great celebration luncheon as part of a cruise on Newcastle Harbour aboard William the Fourth on 25 June 2022. (sorry for the team members that could not attend)

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    Fortress Newcastle Trail  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, July 13 2022 @ 01:12 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The Fortress Newcastle Project has now completed its major objectives, but this has highlighted the importance of this part of our history and the value of the many relics of the FORTRESS that are remaining in place.
    The project team produced the following short film, to promote the potential for a tourism attraction based on the trail.
    See the film on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1br8R...&t=56s

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    Fortress Newcastle Exhibition  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, July 13 2022 @ 12:13 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The Fortress Newcastle Project launched a 2-week free exhibition at a function at Fort Scratchley on Friday 22 April 2022. Ms Sharon Claydon MP, Federal Member for Newcastle represented the Minister for Veteran's Affairs in launching the exhibition.
    This was a major success for the 10 community groups that had worked for 2 years to prepare for the exhibition.
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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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    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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