Day Shift – 16/11/2010 – 02:10 PM
Presenter: Carol Duncan
Interviewee: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, Newcastle University
University of Newcastle Archivist Gionni Di Gravio brings in an authentic coal trimmer’s diary from Carrington.
Tit-bits [manuscript] : [a Newcastle coal trimmer’s diary] by Frederick (Fred.) Roberts of Carrington New South Wales is an authentic handwritten, leather bound diary written by coal trimmer, later crane driver, Frederick Roberts.
It spans the years 1901-1915 and describes his family life in Carrington, N.S.W.
It also provides a brief historical record of the activities of the Carrington Fire Brigade.
Read the whole manuscript online here:
Tit–bits [manuscript] : [a Newcastle coal trimmer’s diary] by Frederick Roberts (20MB PDF)
Also see our Ralph Snowball – Maritime Newcastle set on Flickr