In the land of gods and monsters: Discover the Hunter Valley's mythic past

Simon McCarthy
Updated January 20 2024 - 7:48am, first published January 19 2024 - 11:00am

The resurgence of the Hunter Wetlands over the better part of the last 20 years after it was nearly entirely lost to urban and industrial expansion in the second half of the 20th Century is a testament to returning parts of the Hunter's diverse and stunning landscape to nature.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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