Voices of the Hunter
During the 1970s and 1980s, eminent local historian John W. (Jack) Delaney recorded many interviews of people from the coalfields area of the Hunter Valley. These interviews were recorded on audio cassette tapes which were held by the Coalfields Heritage Group, now the Coalfields Local History Association Inc who have worked with us to digitise these tapes and to make them available to the world. The original cassette tapes are currently stored at Special Collections in the University of Newcastle Library.
Our other partner in this endeavour is Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd who has provided a generous grant towards the work via the Coal & Allied Community Development Fund.Other CollectionCoalfields Local History Association
Allen Wright (1918-2007) - Mineworker, Bellbird & Aberdare Collieries. Recorded 18 November 1981. Part 1/1.
Marjorie Ellen Patrick née Russell (1902-1993) - Patrick Horse Buses. Recorded 5 December 1983. Part 1/1.
Des O'Neill (1904-1991) - Early history of the Catholic Church in Cessnock. Recorded 09 November 1984. Part 1/1.
Ted Newton (1912-2002) and Merv Scarlett (1932-2011) - Mine workers and railway worker. Recorded 26 January 1994. Part 1/1.
Alf Hodge and Gladys Hale née Hodge - Mine worker and sister. Recorded 14 January 1994. Part 1 of 1.
Summary : Eileen Williams née London (1906-1998) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 14 November 1983. Part 2/2.
Summary : Eileen Williams née London (1906-1998) - Cessnock resident. Recorded 14 November 1983. Part 1/2.
Summary : Marjorie Ellen Patrick née Russell (1902-1993) - Patrick Horse Buses. Recorded 5 December 1983. Part 1/1.
Summary : Ambrose Murray (1918-2010) - Mineworker and greyhound trainer. Sawyer's Gully & Bishop's Bridge car tour. Recorded 20 July 1983. Part 1 of 1.
Summary : Dulcie Farrell, née Griffiths (1906-1995) - Sawyers Gully & Bishops Bridge. Car tour recorded 7 June 1984 - Part 1 of 4
Summary : Vince Forbes (1894-1981) - Mineworker, Abermain No. 2 Colliery. Recorded 18 November 1981. Part 1/1.