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    TONY ROBINSON "TOUR OF DUTY"  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, April 08 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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    Newcastle Steelworkers Memorial  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, December 06 2014 @ 10:20 PM
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    GeneralArtist Blacksmith Will Maguire has commenced fabrication of components of the memorial to open in June 2015.

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    Tuesday, July 15 2014 @ 10:40 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    NIHA member Aubrey Brooks has received the State Heritage Volunteer Award.


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    2014 NSW Government Heritage Volunteer of the Year Award.  View Printable Version  
    Friday, July 04 2014 @ 10:04 AM
    Contributed by: aub

    2014 NSW Government Heritage Volunteer of the Year Award.
    Today I had the great honour of presenting Aubrey Brooks with a 2014 NSW Government Heritage Volunteer of the Year Award.

    Aubrey’s employment at BHP Newcastle began in 1961, when he started off working as a rivet cook at the wagon shop following a family tradition that would eventually span some 125 years and three generations.

    Aubrey worked at BHP Newcastle for over 38 years, and his passion for the organisation’s position in Newcastle’s history has remained many years on.

    However, as remarkable as Aubrey’s service to BHP was during his time of employment at the Newcastle plant, it has perhaps been his activities since the plant’s closure, where he has made his greatest contribution.

    Since then, Aubrey has dedicated his time and efforts to ensure that the people of the Hunter and further afield are made aware of the personal stories of those men and women who worked at BHP Newcastle, conducting in excess of 70 Remember BHP Guest Speaking Presentations and Muster Point tours, to community groups both locally and from afar.

    Aubrey is passionate about making the general public aware of the personal side of the men and women who gave service to BHP and created a unique bond of mateship whilst working at the plant.

    In many instances, this bond has continued for many years after BHP Newcastle’s closure, as evidenced by the many who attend the annual “Men and Women of Steel” reunions he organises.

    These reunions have helped keep alive the spirit of camaraderie that existed amongst employees, some of whom have struggled to find a new direction since the plants’ closure.

    In his role as Vice President of the Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association, Aubrey has assisted raise in excess of $60,000 for a BHP Newcastle Muster Point Memorial.

    The passion with which Aubrey dedicates himself to educating the community about BHP Newcastle and the people who worked there, and of a city that has moved away from its industrial past is I believe, truly worthy of recognition and I congratulate him on receiving this prestigious honour.
    Tim Owen Member for Newcastle.

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    CAN YOU HELP  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, May 31 2014 @ 03:14 PM
    Contributed by: aub

    PLEASE LEAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE MUSTER POINT FACEBOOK SITE https://www.facebook.com/muster.point.31

    Derek John Ryman, born 17th June 1954...He had worked for BHP on the ships in Newcastle.
    Derek signed his indentures as a navigation deck apprentice with BHP in April 1974.

    Sketchy information suggests he joined his first ship on the 29th April 1974, and that his indentures were closed by mutual consent 25th February 1976.

    He may was first mate upon the Iron Baron at some point (which Iron Baron I’m not sure).

    His BHP Apprentice Number was 239.

    I would be appreciative to hear of any information on what he did. This Request is from his family any info will be passed on to them..

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