River Stories – Raymond Terrace to Maitland

On Tuesday 15 November 2011 I had a wonderful day recording Episode 20 of Phil Ashley Brown’s River Stories, retracing the paddlesteps of the 1801 Survey mission’s journey from Raymond Terrace to Greenhill (Morpeth) then onto Maitland (Shanks’s Forest Plains). The Radio Show can be heard on ABC 1233 Radio’s website here: Tracing the Hunter’s … More River Stories – Raymond Terrace to Maitland

Amazing Stories National Trust Festival 2011 Begins

NATIONAL TRUST HERITAGE FESTIVAL  AMAZING STORIES Saturday 2 April 9am-12 midday – The Amazing Race (Starts 9am Newcastle Maritime Centre) The Amazing Race presented by the East Maitland Kiwanis Cluc)  involves teams solving clues that lead to a variety of heritage sites around the city of Newcastle. A great way social event to raise money … More Amazing Stories National Trust Festival 2011 Begins

Amazing Race

Saturday 2 April 2011 9AM – 12 Midday Where brains beat brawn! Teams of 4 solve clever clues and face fun challenges while navigating the urban Newcastle landscape via foot. It’s a scavenger hunt, with all the thrills of the amazing race, mixed with trivial pursuit and a dash of cat-and-mouse. Fantastic prizes to be … More Amazing Race

In Search of Two Carved Trees from the 1801 Expedition

On the 208th anniversary, the University of Newcastle’s Coal River Working Party embarked on a pilgrimage to Mt Elizabeth. Mount Elizabeth was the furthest west that the original 1801 Survey party led by Colonel Paterson reached on the 10 July 1801. On the peak they left two blazed trees with their initials and date 1801 … More In Search of Two Carved Trees from the 1801 Expedition