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Hunter History



HPMI wishes to thank Dr Steve de Lyall who did original audio recordings of interviews with several prominent Newcastle Medicos. We also are grateful to Professor Alan Hewson, AM, who continued to update memoir contributions to include video recordings until his passing in 2017. Alan's own interview is included in memoirs. Memoirs are are available for free Click here to view Memoirs.

This compilation of first hand accounts and unbelievable tales, will go down in the history books as 85 years of Hunter Health Professionals who built the world of medicine in the Newcastle region.  Click here for further Information.


The first Newcastle History Meeting - 200 Year's of a Hospital in Newcastle conference was held in November 2017. Professor Alan Hewson, Dr Peter Hendry and Dr Owen James were honoured.  Professor John Duggan spoke on Chris McCaffery - A Giant of Hospital Management. Recordings of these are also included with their memoir recordings.

The second History Meeting - NEWCASTLE HEALTH HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM was held in November 2018. Dr John Duggam AM and June Graham were honoured at this meeting. 

The third History Meeting was held on 16 November 2019. Healthcare Stories from the Hunter, The Changing Stories of Nursing and A Special Place - The Stockton Centre were the main themes of this meeting. 

There will hopefully be a Newcastle History Meeting held every year. 

To view presentations and video recordings from these History Meetings please go to Hunter History

It is also possible to purchase an MP3 for @ $22 from HPMI.