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    DENMAN HERITAGE VILLAGE  View Printable Version  
    Monday, December 16 2019 @ 11:10 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    In October 2019 members of NIHA visited the Denman Heritage Village. They have an amazing collection of almost every type and model of machine ever built. NIHA will be supporting DHV to bring this collection to the public.


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    VISIT TO FORT WALLACE  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, November 30 2019 @ 01:19 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    An important first step in NIHA's new project - FORTRESS NEWCASTLE, was to visit another of the unused military sites from WW11.
    Fort Wallace will eventually become open to the public and will make an exciting stopover on the 'Fortress Newcastle Trail'.
    We will soon start featuring some of the amazing stories of how the 'Newcastle Industrial Hub', protected by 'Fortress Newcastle', was such a critical part of the war effort to save Australia.

    plan of tunnels at Fort Wallace

    the team in the 9in gun pit 29 Nov 19

    guided tour of the site



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    NIHA MEMBERS SUPPORT NEW VIDEO  View Printable Version  
    Sunday, November 10 2019 @ 11:53 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    On Saturday 9 November 2019 a new video was launched at Newcastle Museum - where the video will be used as part of the steelworks exhibition.
    'BHP Newcastle - A City within a City' was produced by local filmmakers Glenn Dormand and Tony Whittaker, the 46 minute video comprises the voices of 12 former employees.
    It is a strong personal story of life at the steelworks.

    WATCH the VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khun-ZY3Srw


    NIHA Members Keith, Bob, Frank, Cr Carol Duncan (lost Newcastle founder), Uncle Bill Smith and Producer Glenn Dormand (Chit Chat Von Loopin Stab).

    Part of the audience at the launch.

    Filmmakers Tony Whittaker and Glenn Dormand.

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    STORIES OF OUR TOWN - Newcastle Steelworks  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, November 09 2019 @ 01:54 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The latest in a new series of documentaries titled 'stories of our town', features interviews with people who spent part of their life working at Newcastle Steelworks. It provides an insight into how the steelworks impacted on the people who worked there.
    BHP NEWCASTLE - A City within a City.
    This is worth watching.

    Click the link below to see the video on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khun-ZY3Srw


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    STEEL LIFE - The first 20 year event  View Printable Version  
    Monday, October 14 2019 @ 12:45 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Murray McKean had the privilege of photographing the demolition of the steelworks. He took the opportunity to take many excellent 'artistic' photos of the demolition. An exhibition of his best photos opened at the Newcastle University Art Gallery on 24 September. Many NIHA members were in attendance for this impressive event.


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