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Murrurundi Pride of Place Seminar 2012

The 2012 Hunter Heritage Network seminar was held in historic Murrurundi in the upper Hunter valley.

We have to say – Murrurundi is gob-smackingly beautiful – it pulls all the punches – museums, historic homesteads, generations of families on the land, horse breeders, restaurants, outrageously gorgeous landscapes, burning mountains! –  and, people who run as wolves – local heroes – local people – shepherding their town, their existence – from the ravages of mining and unfettered speculation.

We featured a range of interesting talent from the Upper Hunter, who shared their  knowledge and their experiences with our Network. They included:

Welcome to the Upper Hunter
from Mayor Lee Watts

Pride of Place: Murrurundi
Peter Carlin, Murrurundi Chamber Of Commerce Representative

Pros & Cons of Bickham Mine on Heritage
Peter Haydon Chairman of Bickham Coal Action Group & Owner Haydon Horse Stud

“A Peak in the Past” All about Community, Radio Presentation
Mandy Archibald

Preservation and change in historical documents with the advent of the computer age – Des Dugan from the Murrurundi Historical Society


Heritage Landscapes Under Threat; Stroud Gloucester Valley and the Vale of Gloucester – Garry Smith, Historian and Environmental Consultant

Merriwa Historical Society: Merriwa Railway Station Restoration
Bryan Baker

Celebrating Murrurundi: Heritage Brochures, Local tours/ Murrurundi Museum Exhibitions/ walks/ site visits – Upper Hunter Shire Council Heritage Advisor Lillian Cullen

Murrurundi Self-guided walking tour brochure

Hunter Heritage Network Seminar at Murrurundi 30 March 2012

Murrurundi Four Bridges Self-guided Walking tour