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.
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
|TREASURER:||Mrs Catherine Parsons|
– SPEECH & DRAMA
– VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL
|Mrs. Christine Sundstrom|
|DIRECTOR OF DANCE:||Mrs. Moya Waters|
|COMMITTEE:||Mesdames N. Dorn, R. Leigh, D. White, P. Woods, M. Waters|
|LIFE MEMBERS:||Mesdames N. Williams, M. Apthorpe, C. Parsons, W. Parsons.|
Photo ReferencePhoto 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.