Voices of the Hunter Launch


About the Project

From the 1970s to the 1990s, Jack Delaney interviewed a large number of people in the Hunter Valley in his quest to record local history. These folk were from many different backgrounds and occupations and their stories provide a vivid social history of the 20th century in our part of the world.

A team from Cultural Collections in the University of Newcastle Library has been working closely with the Coalfields Heritage Group at Kurri Kurri with funding from the Coal & Allied Community Development Fund to digitise Jack’s cassette tapes and make them available to the world. Click here to find out more.

About the Launch

We are seeking out families and descendants of the interviewees (click here for a list) to be recognised at the event.

Date & time: Thursday 21 July 2016, 12 noon-2pm.

Brian J. Andrews, OAM will be giving a short talk on Jack Delaney.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by 14 July to archives@newcastle.edu.au, ph: 4921 5354

Location: Cultural Collections Reading Room, Auchmuty Library at the University of Newcastle. This is during the mid-year break so parking isn’t as difficult.



Below is an excerpt from one of the Voices of the Hunter interviews.

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