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Newcastle Blues Festival 2008
24th to 26th October 2008
About the Festival Location

We recomend the  Formula 1 Hotel
Located at Wallsend
for all your accomodation needs

F1 Hotel
The hotel is located only 10 minutes drive
from the venue and close to the
Sydney and North Coast Freeways

This year the festival will be based at
The Minmi Hotel, Minmi
156 Woodford St, Minmi, NSW 2287
Ph (02) 4953 2915

The Minmi Hotel Minmi Hotel in 1914

Minmi means "Place of the Giant Lillie"

In it's hey day Minmi had 9 pubs these included the
Bonnie Doon, Commercial, Royal, Hand of Friendship, Railway,
Northumberland, Miners arms and the Minmi Inn.

Several thousand people worked in the local mines and it had
3 Dance Halls, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, a Brass Band and
Outstanding Choir, Railway to Hexham with four journeys on
Saturday and the Horse Drawn Trolley on Sundays at 1/- (one shilling) return. There was 3 Butchers, a Jeweller and Several Grocery Shops.
The local school had 10 Teachers and approximately 3430 students.

Minmi Hotel was built by Mr Clarke in 1861 and
the licensee was William Edward Daniel,
Michael & Mary Ellen Cane were the owners from 1913 -1924. 

From the Hotel Car Park
(Local Bushland in the Background)

Local Heritage
Looking to Sugarlaf Mountain Historic Train Tunnels

Looking towards Minmi from Newcastle
(Sugarloaf Mountain in the Background)

Historic Train Tunnels
Located near by

Dew Boys Burshrangers CaveDew Boys Burshrangers Cave Inside
Dew Boys Bushranger's Cave located in the hills behind Minmi

NPWS Regional park at Minmi
New Regional Park and Family Area,
Bar-B-Q and Kids Playground

Map of Local Minmi Area
How to Get There
Click on Map for Larger Image

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