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 ...

Region Low on 2019 National Infrastructure List


Of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) 2019 Infrastructure Priority List – comprising 121 “nationally significant” infrastructure proposals and a $58 billion project pipeline – only ...

Rocky Hill Coal ~ The Judge Who Stood Up


Climate took centre stage to oppose an open cut coal mine near Gloucester. Chief Justice Brian Preston of the NSW Land and ...

Those Little Streets Around Hunter St Mall


One of those old-world districts that could have been so much more in another timeline, the tiny nooks and corners of inner-city Newcastle ...

On the Other Hand, Throsby hopes…


Less than four months after identifying a monster magnetotelluric (MT) anomaly at Ausmex’ South Australian, Burra site, Professor Graham Heinson of the University of Adelaide ...

RMIT Shits a Brick


(Dropped this on Throsby’s desk knowing exactly his headline of choice ~ Editor)  Throsby’s waited years for a chance at that ...

Politically Incorrect New Book Pokes Fun at Self Worth and Anxiety


Who doesn’t long for the good old days when we could not only insult at will, but the recipients could take it in ...

Fake the 1969 Moon Landing?


An old friend reflected on his experience during the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. He was employed by Australia’s Postmaster-General’s department (PMG)  ...

Sydaney, aka Shorty


Interesting message in this media release from Urban Taskforce. The approval of three residential skyscrapers for central Melbourne is a boost ...

Lunch at the Lake


Guinevere decreed a picnic. It’s traditional after a month’s rain that we visit one of a short list of tolerable picnic ...

Politeness Counts


Only one in 40 people know how rude the other 39 can be.  They are the unfortunates enduring the ire of fellow citizens ...

Our Most Important Goat Track


Nelson Bay Road. Craig Baumann seems more than a bit frustrated at the lack of NSW government action in NSW’s Port Stephens shire.  ...

Lowering the Jolly Roger


Lowering the Jolly Roger Throsby’s shattered. They’re out to demolish his favourite dilapidated ruins. What don’t they get about the ecology ...

50 People Who Stuffed Up Australia


There is a need from time to time to take stock of where we have been and where we are now, and wonder where it ...

Graffiti Laws ~ an unseemly rant


Australia, one could cruelly suggest, is an ancient expansive continent run by a modern small-minded society. The populace (reputedly intoxicated permanently by beer and ...

Draperies and Drums


She who must be obeyed dragged me into the drum shop last week. She usually drags me into drapers’ heaven across the road, ...

Lake auger mine augurs ill


Lake Macquarie, one of Australia’s east coast watery treasures, has lived with coal mining and assorted industries for 200 years. It endured toxic emissions ...

Zig Zag Zogged


Sad. The Independent Transport Safety Regulator (ITSR) found 150 instances of Zig Zag Railway deficiencies in safety management. ITSR found Zig Zag had difficulty ...

Sydaney ALERT


Sydney CBD enjoys another day of sydneyALERT - a chorus of 98 whooping loud speakers and 13 vertiginous scrolling marquees claimed to "educate and remind ...

GPT’s Newcastle ~ A Troglodyte Objects


When a City is Perfect Editor’s note:  This essay, written in 2008, reflected apprehension at a plan by The GPT Group to carve out ...

Apocalypse Redux ~ an uncle’s lament


By a reader* I fear at the unknown... I would never have thought I would be sitting in front of my ...

The Wonder Years


Natural wealth Newcastle and the Hunter Valley are a region of vast natural wealth. Coal caught the eye of early English explorers, plucked ...

The Stranger


A stranger doorknocked our suburban Newcastle house a while back seeking his childhood home. He knew the address well enough, but was ...

A Potted History


Newcastle City, on the Hunter River, is Australia’s sixth largest and second oldest city on the Pacific coast, 100 miles north of Sydney. Former ...

A Caricature in Citybuilding


May I descend to baser cynicism with a caricature of progress? Whether simple misrepresentation or elaborate "bait and switch" it underpins every development ...

Shipwreck


The excitement of shipwreck is a universal emotion. With no lives lost, a sea wreck at close range is an imposing, awe-inspiring, and ...


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