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Hunter residents remember 1989 Newcastle earthquake

Newcastle earthquake impossible to forget | photos, video Hamilton community rallies to help vicitims of earthquake and to clear debris in search of more trapped persons. Picture: Supplied
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Hamilton community rallies to help victims of earthquake and to clear debris in search of more trapped persons

Kathryn Gray outside her wrecked home at 44 Laman St Newcastle Earthquake

Newcastle residents in a demolished home following the 1989 earthquake

Newcastle 1989 earthquake 25-year anniversary. Former NBN cameraman Stewart Osland films the event on the corner of King and Union streets, Newcastle west.

Newcastle Workers Club demolition Steven Bennett 13 of Blackalls Park and Martin Blaxell 9 of Lapston, Blue Mountains. Picture: Anita Jones

Newcastle earthquake victim being taken into the Mater Hospital by Ambulance and hospital staff 28-12-1989 photo by Anita Jones

Gaye Windsor says her bit at the meeting at West Leagues Club to Ross Hemsworth, manager of Health & Building Surveillance.

Otto, Lindsay demolished shop Newcastle Earthquake

Blood donors at police boys club broadmeadow Bruce Garnham of Marylands.

Woman stacking bricks to be used in reconstruction Pam Goldman 41 Stevenson Place 2-1-1990

Royal Newcastle Hospital staff being briefed by Dr 28-12-1989. Credit- Newcastle Museum

Bob Hawke talks to the press Newcastle earthquake disaster aftermarth 28-12-89 Bob Hawke Talks To The Press 28-12-89

Newcastle earthquake victim being transported by ambulance to the Mater Hospittal Photo by Ken Robson 28-12-1989

devastated newcastle buildings Newcastle Earthquake Laman Street 28-12-1989 Museum

Hamilton community rallies to help victims of earthquake and to clear debris in search of more trapped persons

Mrs Kay Brown outside the ncle ambulance station in Hamilton. She was inside when the earthquake hit and collapsed the walls next to her

Woman stacking bricks to be used in reconstruction. Pam Goldman, 41 Stevenson Place

Earthquake repairs. Paul Williams and Andrew Gilkinson of Project Technology installing porting for grout injection on the face of the Newcastle Court House

War memorial and Junction Motor Lodge damaged by quake.

he chief of the Geophysics Division at the n Seismolegicial Centre in Canberra, Dr David Denham, with the seismologicial chart of the earthquake

George Hotel in Newcastle just after the earthquake on the day of its demolition as a result of earthquake damage

Earthquake damage to road, Bridge St, Waratah.

Police rescue squad from Marrickville get their first break from earthquake duty at Ncle Workers Club Newcastle Earthquake

rescue crews working to find people trapped under rubble beneath the kent hotel awning in hamilton

Mary Ironman rescued from the Newcastle Workers Club in 1989

Denny Milligan at his home in the Junction

Newcastle Workers Club.

Tech College Vice Principal Phil Warren in courtyord of Darling Building at Tighes Hill campus.

Western end Workers Club 1989

TweetFacebookMrs Rossi was trapped in her shop for about 20 minutes before herson Carlo, then 25,arrived and dislodged the glass door, which had shifted.

Her husband had gone to the aid of a woman whose baby was buried in rubble underneath a collapsed awning.

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke on Beaumont Street in Hamilton. Picture: Stasia Rossi

The child was found safe, but three people died elsewhere on the street under different collapsed awnings.

Once free, Mrs Rossi wasconfronted with chaos.

“There was lots of commotion and rubbleeverywhere,” she said.“It was ghastly looking at shops in that condition–there was a doctor helping someone in the middle of the street, hamshanging there in the empty butcher’s shop.”

The family’s Cardiff home was notdamaged and Mrs Rossi returned to work the next day to see bulldozers in the closed street.

Prince Edward on Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Picture: Stasia Rossi.

Customers continued to make their way to the shop, using an alleyway between Beaumont Street and acarpark at the rear.

“They still had weddings and christenings to go to and they were very grateful that I was open,” she said.

“I’d been there for 20 years, but I sold the shop after about a year.I’d had a robbery 10 years before that and I didn’t feel like starting again from scratch and building it upfor the third time.”

Less than three kilometres from Beaumont Street, intensive care paramedic Ken Iles rescuedroadie Patrick Murray, who had been on the top floor of the Newcastle Workers Club setting up for aCrowded House, Boom CrashOpera and Split Enz concert that night.

Mr Iles had been at hisRaymond Terrace home on his day off when police officers pulled up and told him multiple buildings had collapsed across Newcastle.

“I thought it was probably an over-exaggeration,” he said.“Those things happen in other countries, they don’t happen in –that’s what I felt.”

Mr Iles said driving into the damaged city was“surreal”.“The club was a mess, the floors had fallen onto each other like a deck of cards,” he said.“But it was quite incredible–people did not need direction, people just found a role for themselves and started working.

“I did not hear a voice raised in anger that whole day, except for when police had to close the building for a short time when there was fear that more of the building may fall.No-one wanted to do that and there was lots of agitation about wanting to go back in.”

Mr Iles said the quake was“one of the most significant days of my career”,but he rarely spoke withsurvivors.

“Peopledon’t want to be reminded of the worst day of their life,” he said.

“We do our job and get on with our life and they get on with their life.”