The Hunter Press publishes books and stories with relevance and connection to the Newcastle and Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.
BY RUTH COTTON
More Hidden Hamilton is the companion book to Ruth Cotton's bestselling Hidden Hamilton: Uncovering stories of Hamilton, NSW (2014).
This new book brings the stories of Hamilton to life: the radio star whose wedding stopped a suburb; the Hamilton Italian community that was forged from the ashes of a tragic event of WWII; the deli that drew food lovers from Hamilton and beyond; the last day of Newcastle's trams; the extravagant homage to artist Michelangelo – incorporating fountains, hand-painted murals and 60 crystal chandeliers – and the chance remark that ended the dreams of its creator; how a singing railwayman helped establish an iconic theatre; and the heartbreaking story of a mother's love and a family torn apart by mental illness.
Through personal stories, never-before-seen photographs, and meticulous research, More Hidden Hamilton explores Hamilton's development from a rough settlement of immigrant miners to the busy multicultural suburb of Newcastle that it is today.