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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 good spirit. And I’m not talking about[…]



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 sport) feign nonchalance as each tiny[…]



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 from the “sulphide Works” for most[…]



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 the northern side of The Hill[…]



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 PC telling a story about one of my close[…]




The Wonder Years
Natural wealth Newcastle and the Hunter Valley are a region of vast natural wealth. Coal caught the eye ...
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A Potted History
Newcastle City, on the Hunter River, is Australia’s sixth largest and second oldest city on the Pacific coast, 100 miles ...
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Shipwreck
The excitement of shipwreck is a universal emotion. With no lives lost, a sea wreck at close range ...
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