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THE PORTERS IN NEWCASTLE’S WEST END: Miss Porter’s House Museum

THE PORTERS IN NEWCASTLE’S WEST END: Miss Porter’s House Museum

Sunday 14th July 1:00 - 4:00pm

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Experience the Newcastle West of yesteryear. See photographs, postcards and memorabilia showing the Porter family and their neighbourhood in the early twentieth century.

In 1910 Herbert Porter, a local carrier and grocer’s son, brought his new bride to what is now Miss Porter’s House. After Herbert’s untimely death in 1919, Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel lived in the house until their deaths. The girls, like their father, uncles and aunts, walked across railway lines to attend Cooks Hill Public School, heard the Hamilton coal-line trains pass in front of their home and smelled fumes from the huge Steel Street Gasworks opposite their front door. School prizes, reports and magazines still exist in the Miss Porter’s House collection together with photographs illustrating everyday life for the Porters in Newcastle West. Enjoy a journey back in time at Miss Porter’s House Museum.

Miss Porter’s House Museum, 434 King Street, Newcastle West

Sunday 14th July 1pm – 4pm

Adults $10, Concessions $8, Family $25, children under 5 free

Enquiries 4927 0202

www.nationaltrust.org.au

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