A Friday night in Nebo!

If you enter the local watering hole on a Friday night, it brings a whole new experience to going out and getting drunk! The smell of diesel and dust fills the small over crowded pub as miners and cowboys come together to mingle at the local for what will be described the next day while(…)

Living it large in small city blues

I was at the Ekka day races when I got the phone call. “Hi Luke, it’s Tony Edmunds from the Maitland Mercury, just returning your call.” “Hi Tony, I was just ringing to confirm my internship at the Maitland Mercury for next week.” A brief shuffling of papers ensued in the terrible silence, pregnant with(…)

The SCD has no reason to be jealous of the Courier-Mail

When I first read the Courier-Mail, I was a bit surprised by the low quality and the number of advertisements for a paper representing a city of two million people. It’s not that the paper’s bad, it just that it could be so much better and spare us from all the gossip that could be(…)