The Hunter Press publishes books and stories with relevance and connection to the Newcastle and Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

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More Hidden Hamilton

Further stories of people, place and community

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.

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