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    we now taking bookings for 2014, Remember BHP Guest Speaking and Muster Point tours  View Printable Version  
    Thursday, November 21 2013 @ 01:05 PM
    Contributed by: aub

    The Newcastle Heritage Association is pleased to announce that we now taking bookings for 2014, Remember BHP Guest Speaking and Muster Point tours for Groups.
    Remember BHP is ideal for Lions, Probus, Apex, Lodges, Ladies Groups , Seniors, Historical Societies etc.

    There is no charge for Guest Speaking or Muster Point tours. Wheel Chair friendly, and take about 1.5 hours, Donations can be made to the Steel Workers Memorial Fund.

    Like his grandfather and father before him, Aubrey started his thirty-eight-year working life at BHP at the age of fifteen, and worked there until the last whistle blew fifteen years ago. Together the four Brooks men gave a total 125 years of service to BHP.
    Aubrey is passionate about making the general public aware of the personal side of the men and women who gave service and created a unique bond of mateship which has continued, as evidenced by the many who attend the annual “Men and Women of Steel” reunions he organises.
    At the time of writing, Aubrey has conducted more than Sixty talks to countless members of visiting Service Clubs - Lions, Apex, Probus, Lodges, Rotary, Sporting, Historical, Seniors groups, retirement villages and overseas visitors, who have soaked up some of the emotion of life at the steelworks.

    The Muster Point is a 70 tonne steel sculpture with bronze cast figures, objects, and components from the Steelworks, the building is 8m x 12m x 8m,with associated pathways (railways sleepers and ballast), located near entrance to steelworks site, George St & Selwyn St off Industrial Drive, Mayfield. . (at McDonald's on Industrial Drive turn left going to Newcastle)
    Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association is pleased to offer personalized 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.

    Please contact, Email: obisan@bigpond.com
    or call 49845264 for more details.

    Aubrey http://www.niha.org.au

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    Remember BHP  View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, April 02 2013 @ 02:26 AM
    Contributed by: aub

    Testimonial:


    I was deeply moved to visit the Muster Point which was an important reminder of the proud history of Newcastle's steel-making industry. For years I have driven past the point and yet I didn't even know it was there.

    I think it's really important for more people to be aware of Newcastle's history and to learn of the personal stories behind the men and women who worked there.

    Thanks to Aub who took time to show me the Muster Point. It definitely gave me goosebumps when I walked inside!

    Regards,


    Jaimie Abbott
    Federal Liberal Candidate for Newcastle




    The Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association provides for groups, Guest Speaker presentations on "Remember BHP"
    for more information and bookings
    “Remember BHP” is ideal for Service Clubs like Lions, Apex, Probus, Lodges, Rotary, Sporting, Historical, CWA and Seniors Groups.
    PRESENTATIONS are Free. BOOKING FOR 2013 ARE OPEN:
    Email: obisan@bigpond.com or call 49845264 for more details.
    . http://www.niha.org.au

    Hello Aubrey,

    A note to say thank you very much for your presentation with Peg's support, to our Club, Tomaree Probus, today at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club.

    The subject of BHP and steel production is so tightly entwined in the history of Newcastle and its development that your talk struck a chord with every one present. The responses I've had from members todate have all been positive and I believe Allen Beard is planning to include the muster point tour on his future trips plan for the club.

    I've attached a copy of our March Newsletter and suggest you look at p. 11 where the BHP / Newcastle Heritage talk is listed. All Probus clubs in our area receive a copy of this newsletter.

    I look forward to seeing you again soon

    Kind regards

    Mike Mobbs
    Speaker/Programming Tomaree Probus Club

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    The MUSTER POINT is now on FACEBOOK:  View Printable Version  
    Sunday, March 17 2013 @ 04:07 PM
    Contributed by: aub

    The MUSTER POINT is now on FACEBOOK:
    The Muster Point would be a great place to get married.
    http://www.niha.org.au/mediagallery/index.php


    The Muster Point is a 70 tonne steel sculpture with bronze cast figures, objects, and components from the Steelworks, the building is 8m x 12m x 8m,with 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 personalized 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, heartfelt journeys around and within the walls of this unique place.
    If you know any small 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 and Wheel Chair friendly, and take about
    1.5 hours, Donations can be made to the Steelworkers Memorial Fund

    If you like me to visit your club or take a tour to the Muster Point,

    Email: obisan@bigpond.com
    or call 49845264 for more details.
    Mobile 0407452714

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    Hunter United Credit Union turning 50 this year.  View Printable Version  
    Monday, January 14 2013 @ 02:57 AM
    Contributed by: aub

    Happy new Year!

    To celebrate our Credit Union turning 50 this year on 10th October 2013.

    We need help, we are looking for photos of the Hunter United Credit and its staff at Newcastle BHP, it is now 50 years since they began,

    We wish to share any stories, anecdotes, pictures and recollections of our credit union. Especially its early times… in the good old days! We are excited about what we may discover and think it is a wonderful way to bring our members and community together.

    The HUCU helps us every year with the BHP Reunion, it would be great if you have any information that can help,

    Regards…………Aub


    Member Contributions/Member Competition – we are very much looking forward to discovering and sharing our history with the community, but initially we need help. On the back of our Member competition which featured on the front page of the newsletter and also on the homepage of our website, we are after contributions………..whether it be stories, an old membership card, photos etc. from the good old days. I would ask you if the NIHA or indeed your many contacts would have something to contribute, old credit union photos’, perhaps stories of their first loan, we are interested in any contributions no matter how large or small. There is a special gift for all contributions as well as a major prize of an iphone5 for the most valuable contribution.

    Again thanks for your time Aub, and I appreciate your passion for our history, we did discuss many other opportunities, but I think for now if we are to focus on the above that would be a great start to what will be a busy and exciting year.

    Kind Regards,


    Greg Ferris
    Manager, Marketing & Partnerships
    Hunter United Credit Union Ltd
    130 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
    P: (02) 4941 3809 F: (02) 4956 2348
    M: 0408 135 877
    E: greg.ferris@huecu.com.au

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    NBN 3 NEWS and ABC RADIO:  View Printable Version  
    Monday, October 22 2012 @ 05:22 PM
    Contributed by: aub

    From: Aub [mailto:obisan@bigpond.com]
    Sent: Saturday, 16 February 2013 6:43 PM
    To: letters@theherald.com.au
    Subject: One Ladies priceless tale.


    Sir,
    It was with great interest that I read Mike Scanlon story on Saturday, the wonderful story of Mrs Pauline Lobb, daughter of a “Man of Steel” as I read the story it reminded of my
    Grandfather Jimmy Massie who started at the BHP on the 2nd June 1915 and worked there for 37 years.

    Yes, there are many historic objects and as Bob Cook, President of NIHA points out, very rare, but these are only material things but the real value is the people and the stories they tell,
    When Mrs Lobb spoke of her Mummy and Daddy so sweet. She made me feel very proud to belong to the Steel Family

    Not too long ago, Mr Scanlon wrote of Walter Searles another BHP Steel Man who is 91. In September it will be 14 years since the BHP closed in Newcastle and as time passes
    we should never forget the people who lost their lives there not forgetting those who were badly injured never to fully recover they helped build this great country we call Australia.
    It’s not about the Company but the people who worked and the Unions who fought for better OH&S laws to protect their workers.

    The BHP in Newcastle is gone forever but these stories must be preserved forever, I congratulate the Herald and Mike Scanlon for making this possible.

    The Brooks family had 125 years at Newcastle BHP, I really hope the Mrs Lobb can make it to this year’s BHP Reunion, and I love the Letter opener too.

    Aubrey Brooks


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BL5FKZcIpg

    NBN 3 TELEVISION<

    http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2...versations

    ABC RADIO,

    Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.

    Aubrey Brooks Newcastle BHP 38Years, his father 42 years and grandfather 37 years from 1915 to 1999, his brother "Barry" was there for 8 Years.

    Total years of service at Newcastle BHP Steel Works is 125 years for the Brooks Family.

    Please be advised that donations can be made at any Hunter United Branch or cheques made payable to 'The Steelworkers Memorial Fund' contact Aubrey Brooks, 0249845264

    Memorial to workers who lost their lives at the Newcastle Steelworks
    Thursday, May 19 2011 @ 02:58 PM
    Contributed by: aub Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association is launching a project to produce a
    permanent memorial to workers who lost their lives at the Newcastle Steelworks and
    related steel industries between 1915 and 1999.
    It is proposed that the suitably respectful large memorial will be located at a
    prominent location in the vicinity of the steelworks site, and we are currently
    discussing options with stakeholders.

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