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The Coastal Steamer that Introduced two Bloggers

Throsby’s Boambee article was based on local photographer Henry Skilton’s recordings of a day at Redhead Beach soon after the steamer beached there. Scouring the Internet for an extra image or two for historical context, a great picture appeared of[…]



‘Chum’ Skilton ~ Accidental Historian

Is it ever surprising to find, in some quiet suburban street, at least one seemingly ordinary citizen creating marvels of excellence? Pictured ~ Photographer’s wife and children stroll along Market Wharf past the tug Heroine, towards Nobbys. September, 1950. So[…]



There’s even a national treasure at Minmi

What else can I say? The Hunter Region’s most vocal bush orator, award-winning folklorist and author Bob Skelton AKA "The Minmi Magster" has captured in his unique style the characters and happenings of this great land he so dearly loves.[…]



Aerial Drone Vision ~ the New Relaxation Therapy

Mornings on the piazza at Throsby’s leafy mansion – tucked tastefully upon the verdant banks of that celebrated watercourse bearing his name – are vibrant auditions by the neighbourly bird life. Pictured ~ Cessnock drone vision from Wild Stuff Media[…]



Glinda the Squirrel Glider

Yet another grand local blog, inspired by encounters with local Westlakes fauna. Sadly silent after a productive period in 2017, Glinda explores the active community of nature lovers in Awaba country west of Lake Macquarie, NSW. She does this with[…]



Hunter Street History Update

Spero Davias has dropped another update on his labour of love, the History of Hunter Street, “a Historical Chronological List of ‘Who was who in Business in downtown Hunter Street’ from before the turn of the Century, till now….” One[…]



View From King Street

Wayne’s dry observations provide an urbanite take on the changing face of inner Newcastle, and what it really does – or actually does not do – for long-time, non-highrise-penthouse dwellers of this increasingly sanitised CBD. I’m Wayne Mullen. I’ve moved[…]



Spero’s Blogs

Owner of Spero Electronics, whose brightly coloured panel vans frequented city streets in the 80s, and of Sound World, a prominent local music retailer, also a keen amateur radio and television enthusiast, Spero is spending his time of late recording[…]



City Hippy Farm Girl

Seems to have carved out a bloggist livelihood in lieu of self-sufficiency on a small surburban plot – let alone a farmlet. Nice recipes, photography… what’s not to like? https://cityhippyfarmgirl.com For years I thought the only way to live a[…]



Thru My Lens

The lens cap has been on a while and we hope John is still doing fine. This blog ceased in 2012 after a 2008 start and has some delightful entries, the result of a lot of work and the love[…]




Priceless…
Sam has our number, us uppity photographers of downity Newie, and our “ visual obsession with Newcastle’s fibro shacks, brick ...
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A New Recyclist
PeterMc’s persistent articles on his long-running site is an ongoing love affair with old bikes. Strongly ...
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Bicycles in Newcastle
Last posted in September 2016. What is it about 2016 that caused so many excellent bloggers ...
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Swamp Life
Christine has managed to tame Tumblr with a theme that provides good access to her articles. There’s a ...
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Wallaby Gully Babbler
Love these touches from our Hunter Valley folk. Wallaby Gully, eh? Want more! Most recent post is ...
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Bit of This ‘n That
Lachlan is a prolific and enquiring blogger of all things local and Hunter. But especially Lambton! https://lachlanwetherall.com ...
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The Novocastrian Files
Another in the long list of blogs we hope will return. Last item on 13 August 2014. ...
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West End Adventures
Last post 6 January 2016. In a three year run Kimberly added many finely researched articles on ...
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Little Eco Footprints
Last post 11 November 2016. A meticulous long-running (2009-2016) local blog with environmental tendencies :0)  But ...
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Hidden Hamilton
This one became two books and no longer relies on the good intentions of the blogging service. ...
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Hamilton North
This prolific photoblogger scoured the nooks of Hamilton North from July 2011 till April 2016, then moved to ...
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Found in Newcastle
Last post in May 2013. A curious but worthy photoblog with an eye for small details we ...
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East End Footprints
Last article March 2014, of six interesting photoblogging articles. https://eastendfootprints.wordpress.com I’m Lauren, a ...
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All the Streets in Newcastle
Last update 14 March 2014. A beautiful collaboration by two wonderful people: Rose and Tania. https://atsin.wordpress.com ...
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Heritage and Historical Listing
The Party aims to protect Newcastle’s culturally important landmarks in the Coal River Precinct that were only recently ...
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  • Heritage and Historical Listing Heritage and Historical Listing The Party aims to protect Newcastle’s culturally important landmarks in the Coal River Precinct that were only recently placed on the NSW Heritage ...
  • West End Adventures West End Adventures Last post 6 January 2016. In a three year run Kimberly added many finely researched articles on significant architectural landmarks. https://westendadventures.wordpress.com Nice work! Welcome to my blog! ...
  • Thru My Lens Thru My LensThe lens cap has been on a while and we hope John is still doing fine. This blog ceased in 2012 after a 2008 start ...
  • Spero’s Blogs Spero’s BlogsOwner of Spero Electronics, whose brightly coloured panel vans frequented city streets in the 80s, and of Sound World, a prominent local music retailer, also ...
  • Hunter Living Histories Hunter Living Histories The University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party is a historical research group formed in 2003 by then Dr (now Professor) Erik Eklund ...
  • Bicycles in Newcastle Bicycles in Newcastle Last posted in September 2016. What is it about 2016 that caused so many excellent bloggers (ahem, bloggists) to down keyboards and take ...
  • Aerial Drone Vision ~ the New Relaxation Therapy Aerial Drone Vision ~ the New Relaxation Therapy Mornings on the piazza at Throsby’s leafy mansion – tucked tastefully upon the verdant banks of ...
  • Hunter Street History Update Hunter Street History Update Spero Davias has dropped another update on his labour of love, the History of Hunter Street, “a Historical Chronological List of ‘Who was ...
  • Swamp Life Swamp Life Christine has managed to tame Tumblr with a theme that provides good access to her articles. There’s a list of potential Tumblr sites ...
  • Marcus, where art thou? Marcus, where art thou? In 2008 Marcus founded Renew Newcastle with his own funds and energy. It’s a low budget, not for profit, DIY urban renewal scheme ...
  • There’s even a national treasure at Minmi There’s even a national treasure at Minmi What else can I say? The Hunter Region’s most vocal bush orator, award-winning folklorist and author Bob Skelton AKA "The Minmi Magster" has captured ...
  • Found in Newcastle Found in Newcastle Last post in May 2013. A curious but worthy photoblog with an eye for small details we normally pass by. “Found.. hidden gems from the ...
  • Bit of This ‘n That Bit of This ‘n That Lachlan is a prolific and enquiring blogger of all things local and Hunter. But especially Lambton! https://lachlanwetherall.com A priceless resource.
  • A New Recyclist A New Recyclist PeterMc’s persistent articles on his long-running site is an ongoing love affair with old bikes. Strongly suspect he’s a Novocastrian but, even if ...
  • Hidden Hamilton Hidden Hamilton This one became two books and no longer relies on the good intentions of the blogging service. http://hiddenhamilton.blogspot.com My work to bring to light the ...
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