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Election-consoling Two Leunigs Saturday

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Leunig on Saturday

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Anything But a Curate’s Egg

Throsby likes nothing better than 1.) eggs Benedict for brekky, and 2.) good news from research funded by the partisans it favours. In this case it’s about eggs – which is a nice change from ongoing research that modest alcohol[…]



Breaking ~ City of Newcastle Vehicles to go Electric

oh… wait



Leunig on Friday

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Singleton’s Big Party ~ Howe’s That!

As mining cancerously erodes St. Patrick Plains’ alluvial bounty – “the finest sheep country he (John Howe) had seen since leaving England” – it is grim irony indeed that global conglomerates dispossess by legislative violence the Valley community’s rural inheritance,[…]



Hunter Region Place Names

On Saturday, 11 December, 1954, someone named “Boscobel” had the following article published in the Newcastle Morning Herald. Throsby simply cannot resist reproducing it in whole. The item is interesting for two reasons. First, it’s quite comprehensive, and an easy,[…]



Cessnock Council plea: Stop giving rubbish to charities.

Have you recently visited a local charity shop and received a “Give good or bin it” bag? Or maybe noticed the “Dumping isn’t giving” posters in the bus stops around Cessnock? Image credit: David Jackmanson  To reduce illegal dumping on[…]



Leunig on Friday

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More Facebook & Insta Changes (groan)

Privacy, hidden likes & dating your mates! Throsby – like anyone concerned with privacy – has a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Image by Facebook Media After a week of arguing with Facebook terms of service and its idiosyncratic policies regarding[…]



No Cruise Terminal for You, Newcastle.

Infrastructure NSW has withdrawn the $12.7 million funding for a cruise terminal project in Newcastle port. Port of Newcastle was working on the project on behalf of the NSW Government on the basis of “providing a facility that meets the[…]




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Party on the Platforms
New regular Friday food and music event lands at The Station . Throsby reminds readers that NewcastleOnHunter ...
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Gladys, the Trams Were Lovely, But What If…?
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Hunter Street History Update
Spero Davias has dropped another update on his labour of love, the History of Hunter Street, “a Historical ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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RMIT Shits a Brick
(Dropped this on Throsby’s desk knowing exactly his headline of choice ~ Editor)  Throsby’s waited years ...
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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 ...
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Fake the 1969 Moon Landing?
An old friend reflected on his experience during the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. He was employed ...
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Sydaney, aka Shorty
Interesting message in this media release from Urban Taskforce. The approval of three residential skyscrapers for ...
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  • Those Little Streets Around Hunter St Mall 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 ...
  • 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 who verbally ...
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  • Gladys, the Trams Were Lovely, But What If…? Gladys, the Trams Were Lovely, But What If…? Tram Trains What if light rail cars had used the existing but opened and beautified heavy rail ...
  • Lunch at the Lake 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 venues. Tolerable ...
  • Leunig on Friday (on Saturday) Leunig on Friday (on Saturday) Approved by Scone Morrison and Bill Shortenbread. By kind permission of Michael Leunig
  • Shipwreck ShipwreckThe excitement of shipwreck is a universal emotion. With no lives lost, a sea wreck at close range is an imposing, awe-inspiring, and exciting experience. ...
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  • Graffiti Laws ~ an unseemly rant Graffiti Laws ~ an unseemly rantAustralia, 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 ...
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  • On the Other Hand, Throsby hopes… 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 ...
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