Newcastle council boss Jeremy Bath wipes his hands of maritime museum

Michael Parris
Updated March 31 2021 - 11:02am, first published August 27 2019 - 9:00pm
ABANDONING SHIP: Jeremy Bath and Newcastle Museum director Julie Baird with part of the maritime museum collection in a Carrington warehouse three weeks ago.
ABANDONING SHIP: Jeremy Bath and Newcastle Museum director Julie Baird with part of the maritime museum collection in a Carrington warehouse three weeks ago.

Newcastle council will relinquish its trusteeship of the Newcastle Maritime Museum Society collection after the group's members sought more time to find a new home.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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