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Ruth Cotton
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“Blow it up over my dead body!”
“A couple of days after the earthquake, I was at home in the
parsonage in Beaumont Street when there was a knock on the door. I opened it to
a policeman, who told me – the Army is
about to blow up the church. They want you there! ” John Mason, Minister of
t...
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When Hudson Street hummed
At the northern end of Hudson Street, Hamilton,
amid residential houses, was a veritable hive of industry. But it was more than
that – it was a community. Three large commercial enterprises were interlinked,
bartering their goods and services in a friendly,...
When Hudson Street hummed
When Hudson Street hummed
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Signing off...
My work to bring to light the hidden history of
my suburb, Hamilton, is complete. It began on Friday, 17 May, 2013 with my first
post on this blog, about the Hamilton Turkish baths. Soon, I was on a roll. My book, ‘Hidden Hamilton: Uncovering stories
of Ham...
Signing off...
Signing off...
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Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
‘The
secret of success,’ Danny Franco told his three sons, ‘is to always be the
first.’ A pioneer of Newcastle catering and
hospitality, restaurateur Danilo (Danny) and his wife Onorina (Nori) founded
the stylish Hamilton restaurant Danilo’s. When he was sp...
Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
hiddenhamilton.blogspot.com.au
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Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
‘The
secret of success,’ Danny Franco told his three sons, ‘is to always be the
first.’ A pioneer of Newcastle catering and
hospitality, restaurateur Danilo (Danny) and his wife Onorina (Nori) founded
the stylish Hamilton restaurant Danilo’s. When he was sp...
Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
hiddenhamilton.blogspot.com.au
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'More Hidden Hamilton - further stories of people, place and community'
My personal quest to understand
Hamilton began in 2013 when we moved here to live. I shared my discoveries
through my Hidden Hamilton blog and Facebook page. After the publication of my book ‘ Hidden Hamilton’ , based on the first
year of my blog, I thought...
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It's time to press 'pause'...
It’s time to press the ‘pause’ button for the Hidden Hamilton
blog. In just over two and a half years, 69 stories have been written
and posted here, along with hundreds of posts on the Hidden Hamilton Facebook
page. A book, ‘Hidden Hamilton – Uncovering sto...
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A community finds its place - the Lettesi story
‘Why did
we leave? Why wouldn’t we leave? We had lost everything.’ In the Hamilton home of Tony (Antonio) and Pina
D’Accione, I am listening to Ralph (Raffaele) Della Grotta with his wife Maria
tell of their experiences as a member of the Lettesi community ...
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A discovery place - Hamilton Public School
My first impression was of some kind
of a discovery garden - but it is a public primary school. Buildings are plain
and functional and there is plenty of paving, but what catches my eye are the
creative touches everywhere. A huge funky chair balances high a...
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A discovery place - Hamilton Public School
My first impression was of some kind
of a discovery garden - but it is a public primary school. Buildings are plain
and functional and there is plenty of paving, but what catches my eye are the
creative touches everywhere. A huge funky chair balances high a...
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