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Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association
Written by Zanna Corby
Muster Point Tours
Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association is pleased to offer personalised guided tours of the iconic sculpture "The Muster Point".
The exterior has a stylised representation of the BHP skyline encased within the design element of a BHP maintenance shop.
Inside there are a number of references to the people and place of the steelworks such that as former employees visit with their family they can take them on a tour of their working lives. It is illuminated at night. The sculpture is located near the entrance to steelworks site, George St & Selwyn St off Industrial Drive, Mayfield.
This house-size industrial artwork was constructed as a collaboration by famous Newcastle sculptor Julie Squires and steelworkers in 1999, to mark the closure of the steelworks.
The whole structure, inside and out, has many stories to tell about the history of steelmaking in Newcastle.
Well-known retired steelworker Aubrey Brooks conducts intimate, heartfelt journeys around and within the walls of this unique place.
If you know any small group that would like to soak up some of the emotion of life at the steelworks, contact Aubrey to make a booking.
Tours are free, but Aubrey has copies of the DVD of the steelworks and books on history of the steelworks for sale.
To learn more:
- Call: 49845264 for more details.