A talk focusing on colonial-era Cessnock will be held at Cessnock Library on Wednesday, September 7 during History Week.
Local historians Carl Hoipo and Stuart Gibson will talk about the early settlers, the first hotels and rural industries that forged the community we know today.
The History Week theme for 2016 is ‘Neighbours’, and Cessnock City Council will be looking at the colonial era of the Cessnock District and the importance of community.
Cessnock City Council general manager Stephen Glen said this region has such a rich history and is one of Australia’s earliest settlements.
“Recently council adopted a heritage policy that will guide the maintenance and restoration period properties, helping to preserve the heritage character of the area for future generations to enjoy,” Mr Glen said.
“The presentation at Cessnock Library is a great opportunity for the community to learn more about the people, places and jobs that created Cessnock and its surrounds.”
The talk will start at 10am; entry is free but bookings are essential as morning tea will be provided. Call 4993 4399 for bookings.
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