It’s 2012 and Newcastle on Hunter is back.
We tried to be a mainstream news web site. That was beyond us. With scant time for background research or to interview those involved, simply reproducing media missives infuriated readers familiar with the issue.
Another mistake was discussing divisive social furors – best left to the big news teams.
But absence made the heart grow fonder. I missed talking about the region, thinking about the city, and pottering around the ol’ website at NewcastleOnHunter.com that had become part of my life… just doing stuff.
Wishing to again celebrate this small city (home for over 6 decades) and the region – we’re nothing without the valley, lake, and bay – brings NewcastleOnHunter back for more punishment.
The focus this time is less newsy or opinionated and more empahasis on civic and community (charity, council, citizenry), space (images of streets, vistas, art) and structure – yes, the buildings) in article and in photograph.
Plus as much history as we can scrape up. Novocastrians seem to love history.
Expect lot’s more photographs, some rendered to ‘art.’ And panoramas. Too many panoramas is never enough.
However Throsby, like a demented uncle or some inherited swearing parrot, is still reluctantly tolerated around the place.