Friday, May 29

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Henry Martin – Victoria Lifeboat crew member
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Henry Martin – Victoria Lifeboat crew member

From Lost Newcastle member, Robyn Jeffries: Pleased to be able to share - my great great grandfather Henry Martin, far right, holding the boat. This is taken in the water around the Pilot Station where he worked as crew of the "Victoria" Lifeboat. (Olive Hoggan's (also her gr.g/father) photo.) Henry Martin d.1899, No 2, Pilots Row, Newcastle, now called the Boatmens Cottages on Nobbys Rd. opposite Fort Scratchley. The 1st rescue while working on the "Victoria", we have record of, is the "City of Newcastle". The little boy in the photo is Charles Henry Martin, son of Henry Martin, so dates the photo to approximately 1880.
Ralph Snowball Collection
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Ralph Snowball Collection

Anyone who is keen on Newcastle's history owes a great debt of gratitude to Ralph Snowball. Thousands of his glass negatives have been preserved and digitised by the University of Newcastle Archives and Cultural Collections and browsing through them on Flickr is bound to lead to hours disappearing down this fantastic historical rabbit-hole.
Centenary Antique Centre
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Centenary Antique Centre

Centenary Antique Centre This was the Centenary Antique Centre, situated at 29 Centenary Road, Newcastle. Once a collection of 32 antique and bric a brac vendors, one part of it was set up as an original old store. After the closure of the Beaumont Street Antiques Centre in 1993 following the 1989 earthquake, Richard Owens AM offered the use of the Centenary Road building for the stallholders and included antiques from his own family's collection. Centenary Road Antiques closed in 2013 after the purchase of the building by Jerry Schwartz.
Joy Cummings – Australia’s first female Lord Mayor
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Joy Cummings – Australia’s first female Lord Mayor

From visitnewcastle.com.au:Joy Cummings was Australia’s first female Lord Mayor and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle from 1974-1984. She had many achievements during her time in office and left a tremendous legacy to the city after her death in 2003. Her interest in politics began in 1938 at age 15 when she joined the ALP. Whilst maintaining her involvement in ALP politics, Joy married Ray Cummings and raised four children. Her political life began in 1968 as the first woman to win a seat on Newcastle City Council, when she was appointed alderman of the city’s East Ward. Joy’s first political venture was campaigning to save Moreton Bay Fig trees in Islington. During her political career she was known for her many environmental achievements in Newcastle including the preservation of Blackbutt Re
Frank Hendry
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Frank Hendry

Comment by Lost Newcastle members: David Schofield He was feared and respected by the students. At assembly, he wore his graduation gown and looked very imposing. During my Intermediate Certificate year I decided that wopping school to go to the beach was the better option. Consequently I missed a lot of lessons and I am sure my certificate results were extremely poor. Doc Hendry played bowls with my father and although I never asked , I'm sure that he may have made a few "adjustments" so that I was able to get an apprenticeship. In those days it was common to give your teacher or Master a derogatory nickname so I think that "Doc" shows the respect that students held for him. I'll give you a little glimpse of how it was at Tech' High in those days. Weekly assembly was held in the
The ‘Pasha’ Storm – June 2007
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The ‘Pasha’ Storm – June 2007

Most people in Newcastle and the Hunter were looking forward to a relaxing long weekend, planning a few days off. As we now know it was anything but a relaxing long weekend. The Newcastle and Hunter Region will never forget the weekend when storms and floods closed down the heart of Newcastle, the Pasha Bulker went aground on Nobbys Beach and the levee system around Maitland was pushed to its limit. On Thursday night, June 7, 2007, the Bureau of Meteorology warned of potential extreme weather conditions with a low pressure cell developing just north of Newcastle. Over the next 12 hours this low generated gale force south easterlies that buffeted the city until midday on Friday, June 8, redeveloping in the middle of the afternoon as a line of thunderstorms that ceaselessly ba...