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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.
SECRETARY: Mrs Catherine Parsons.                                                                 P.O. Box 46,
ABERMAIN NSW 2326.                                                                Phone: (02) 49 308000
Fax: (02)49 308213
E-mail: abermaineisteddfod@gmail.com
TREASURER: Mrs Linda Courts.
COMMITTEE: Mesdames R. Davies,
M. Waters,
A. Cochrane,
Mr B. McBlane.
LIFE MEMBERS: Mesdames N. Williams,
M. Apthorpe,
C. Parsons,
Mr W. Parsons.
PATRONESSES: Mrs Alison Davey.
PATRONS: Mr Joel Fitzgibbon M.P. Hunter.
Mr Stan Neilly Cessnock.


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.