Under historic Morpeth Bridge is a farm that has been in one family for five generations. Today it belongs to 80-year-old John Wright, who has survived floods, droughts, and the death of the river that runs by his house. Despite these tragedies, he still works everyday and says he loves his rural life.
With its ancient sandstone cliffs and pristine azure waters, the Newcastle coastline is a photographer’s dream. Brydie Piaf is not only capturing the natural beauty of this place, but the stories of the people whose lives are intimately connected to it.
Coming from a family of surfers and sailors, Tom Dyer was destined to enter the ocean. The personal connection he has made through spearfishing has helped him maintain sobriety, connect with his Aboriginal heritage, and become the person he wants to be.
John Clarke is a local legend in Port Stephens, a man who has dedicated 40 years to preserving its culture and protecting its environment for the future. Read about his journey into these waters and the many great stories he has collected along the way.
Ten years ago, Mark MacLean chased his dog into the stormwater drains of Hamilton North. What he discovered there was wildlife, garbage, eccentric characters, graffiti artists, and a profound new appreciation for water.
The unique peninsula suburb of Stockton is famous for its long golden coastline and beach culture, however its future is now under threat from erosion. Local resident Willlow Forsyth explains how things got so bad, the impact of the crisis, and a possible way forward.
Environmental scientist Dr. Cameron Webb has everything you need to know about the coming mosquito season, as well as much-needed insights into wetlands ecology and the looming crisis of our overdeveloping coasts.
Bastian Fox Phelan talks about their journey into the low tide zones of the beach, the extraordinary things that are to be found there, mindful exploration, and how ecological awareness begins at home.
Bob Cook talks about Newcastle’s industrial heritage, the wartime fortification of the coastline, the rise and fall of our own Maritime Museum, life at BHP Steelworks, and the importance of remembering.