Newcastle Family History Society Inc.


Notable Novocastrians Episode 1

Beryl Nashar
The first Australian to be awarded a PhD in geology, the first woman to be appointed Dean of Science in an Australian university and the first woman in Australia, maybe the world, to win a Rotary Foundation Fellowship, Jude Conway recounts the brilliant life and achievements of Professor Beryl Nashar.

Notable Novocastrians Episode 2

Physician and pathologist, Ethel Byrne was a prominent figure in the history of medical practice in Newcastle especially in the treatment of tuberculosis. Through her recognition of her professional responsibilities she endeared herself to both staff and patients, spending her life in unselfish service to others. Dr Jude Conway recounts her life and achievements.