Thursday, May 28, 2009

BOOK LAUNCH- Huntington's History of Newcastle and the Northern District The Story of Lambton - a Newcastle Suburb

Two new important works of local history, Huntington’s History of Newcastle and the Northern District. Compiled by Ken Shilling with additional biographical material written by Cynthia Hunter. Published by the Newcastle Family History Society Inc 2009, and The Story of Lambton –a Newcastle Suburb. Compiled by Maree Shilling with contributions by Newcastle Family History Society Inc. and Residents of Lambton Past and Present, will be launched at a ceremony to be held at Lambton High School Hall tomorrow morning (Saturday 30th May 2009) beginning at10.30am. Both works will be launched by University of Newcastle Archivist and Chair of the Coal River Working Party, Mr Gionni Di Gravio, who originally suggested the idea to the Society of reproducing Huntington’sHistory, which is arguably the finest history of Newcastle and district that has ever been published. Info is also on the Coal River blog located here:


Come along to the Friends of Miss Porter's Centenary Fair this Saturday 30 May: 10am to 5pm at Nctle Grammar School-Park Campus.There will be some exciting stalls of Art and Craft, Bric-brac, Photographs and many hand made items for sale. A Jewellery valuer will also be available on the day ($5 per 2 items).
Enjoy Lunch and Teas served by the Friends of Tomago House.
Location- Cnr Union street and Parkway Avenue, Cooks Hill.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

INVITATION to Brough House, Maitland: Presentation by Claire Philp, Estate Cartographer

All are welcome to Brough House, Maitland: Presentation by Claire Philp, Estate Cartographer - Friday 22 May, 7pm
This unique and painstaking work combines the accuracy of map making with the beauty of a work of art. Claire is the only known estate cartographer in Australia and one of only a very few in the world. She has fulfilled commissions throughout England, Europe, South Africa and Australia. She sees her maps as a way of preserving for posterity the work of the original pioneering families before the properties are sold out of the family. Claire will tell us how she came to this rare profession and explain and illustrate the methods she employs to produce each individual work. Organised by the Friends of Grossman House. Refreshments from 6.30pm before the presentaion. Admission: National Trust members $15 or non-members $20. Brough House, Church St, Maitland.