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Abermain Plaza Hall - Early Eisteddfod Committee
Abermain Plaza Hall – Early Eisteddfod Committee (Photo: 1)

The Abermain Eisteddfod is the longest running eisteddfod of its kind in NSW, with the Abermain Eisteddfod being the only eisteddfod still running within the Cessnock local government area.

Presentation Mary Sneddon and Bob Hanley
Presentation Mary Sneddon and Bob Hanley (Photo: 2)

Established circa 1917, in 1965 it grew to be the largest eisteddfod in NSW even rivalling the Sydney Eisteddfod.

It as established by the Methodist Church under the guidance of founding member Mr Robert Hanley who remained a committee member until his death in 1955.

Today the Eisteddfod is still an integral part of the culture of the Abermain community.


Abermain Eisteddfod Officials

PRESIDENT: Mr Warren Parsons.
VICE PRESIDENT: Mr Brad McBlane
SECRETARY: Mrs Moya Waters
P.O. Box 335
CESSNOCK NSW 2325
Phone: 0406409804
E-mail: abermaineisteddfod@gmail.com
TREASURER: Mrs Cathrine Parsons

DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL, SPEECH & DRAMA,
VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL:

Mrs. Christine Sundstrom
Phone 0422230831
Email abeist.schools@gmail.com
DIRECTOR OF DANCE: Mrs. Moya Water
Phone 0406409804
Email: abermaineisteddfoddance@gmail.com
COMMITTEE: Mesdames M. Braithwaite, A. Cochrane, R. Davies, N. Dorn, K. Gunther, K. Gunther, N. Holstein, R. Leigh, K. Sloan, P. Sloan, D. White, S. Gunther.
LIFE MEMBERS: Mesdames N. Williams, M. Apthorpe, C. Parsons, Mr W. Parsons.

Download Printable: 2021 – Abermain Eisteddfod Officials List (PDF)

 

Site References

Photo 1 – Abermain Plaza Hall and Early Committee, Abermain-Neath Tidy Towns, 2003, Abermain Town Centenary 2003: Through the Years, Published: 2003 1st Ed, Page: 34.

Photo 2 – Presentation-Mary Sneddon (Centre), Bob Hanley (right), Abermain-Neath Tidy Towns, 2003, Abermain Town Centenary 2003: Through the Years, Published: 2003 1st Ed, Pages 27.