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    OPEN DAYS - 21-22 March 2021  View Printable Version  
    Monday, March 01 2021 @ 06:10 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Everyone is welcome to visit Delprat's Cottage and garden, to learn about PHYTOREMEDIATION and view our exhibits on the Industries that built Australia.

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    MARCH OPEN DAYS  View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, January 27 2021 @ 02:32 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    NIHA in conjunction with University of Newcastle will be holding open days at DELPRAT'S COTTAGE on the weekend of 21 MARCH.
    More details soon. We will conduct tours of our new exhibition of the Industries of Newcastle, as well as inspections of DELPRAT'S GARDEN.

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    DELPRAT GARDEN  View Printable Version  
    Friday, December 04 2020 @ 12:40 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    A NEW PROJECT - Delprat Garden
    Work has started on a complete set of GARDENS around Delprat's Cottage.
    This is no ordinary garden, it's a research project by University of Newcastle, to study PHYTOREMEDIATION.
    As the garden is completed and the wide range of vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees start growing we will look at the process and results of this project. Next year we will have open days to show how Delprat's Cottage has come to life again.

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    Tomaree Fortress Field Trip  View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, October 20 2020 @ 12:26 PM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    Members of the Fortress Newcastle team conducted a field trip to Port Stephens today. Starting at the Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse we were met by representatives of the Tomaree Headland Heritage Group, Tomaree Museum, Marine Rescue and Port Stephens Historical Society. Our host Dennis Corr explained the work of the groups in the region to preserve their heritage, followed by a guided tour of the exhibits in the lighthouse cottage, the rescue service base and the Naval Control Observation Bunker. The party then moved to Tomaree Headland to discuss proposals for the Tomaree WW11 site. HMAS Assault was an important amphibious training base and has some remaining remnants. The final visit was to the site of Gan Gan training Camp.

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    FORTRESS NEWCASTLE Field Trip  View Printable Version  
    Saturday, September 26 2020 @ 07:04 AM
    Contributed by: bobcook

    The team working on the FORTRESS NEWCASTLE project is growing. We welcomed Bernie from FIGHTERWORLD to the team recently, and this week we welcome Bill and Laraine from Rathmines Catalina Association to the project. The team visited Rathmines and the worksite of the CATALINA restoration project. This will be an important and exciting attraction when it is installed at the former RAAF flying boat base at Rathmines. The team also visited the Anti-aircraft gun emplacement site at Wangi that protected the Rathmines base during the war. These are two of the sites that will be valuable parts of the Fortress Newcastle trail.
    Catalina under restoration Terry from RCA explains the restoration and installation of the two Catalina engines. Bill lead us on a tour of the Rathmines site. One of the 4 gun emplacements at Wangi. Laraine explains the work being carried out to conserve the Wangi gun emplacements.

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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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