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THIS magazine records some of the amazing people
-- past and present -- who have called the Hunter
Hunter people will recognise many of the names in
zine, names that belong to townships
urbs, streets and parks, sporting ovals,
and buildings, but they first belonged
eople who contributed to making the
ey what it is today.
ome are names of legend, pe
put their stamp on the natio
since Australia's European d
names almost forgotten.
names from among the
and leaders, great artists,
world champion sportsmen, icons of
entertainment, legends in the spheres
of health, industry, the corporate world,
horticulture, viticulture and agriculture,
education, law, wartime heroes and great
The first section of this magazine is
made up of people important in
valley today, although it is by no
a comprehensive list of people o
influence. There are far more o
worthy souls than can be recogn
in these pages.
The section does profile
some prominent people of
the present day, including The
Herald's top 10 newsmakers of
2009, a ''dream team'' of Hunter
personalities to sell a product, an
some who have been recognised
inclusion in the Who's Who of Au
The second half of the magazi
is a more historic affair, although
does recognise a few contempor
he Hunter, these lists
of people were provided by librar
and historical societies in each are
Librarians were asked to compi
a list of people they considered
''the most prominent and
influential'' in their areas.
Some took up the challenge
themselves, some shared the
selections with local historical
ewcastle, Lake Macquarie,
ton, Muswellbrook and Upper
Gloucester, Great Lakes,
ens, Maitland, Cessnock and
the range of people listed
nt the compilers tried to
elds of endeavour, including
ics, business, sport, historical significance and
istorical society in each of the 11 council areas
ide the name of the one
ed the most important
a's history. This selection
the VIP personality of
ether there are more
0 prominent Hunter
e, past and present,
ed in this magazine.
hat they have done in
past and are continuing
do today, is what makes
Hunter Valley the
place it is
THE HUNTER ...
... ITS PEOPLE
PEOPLE OF INFLUE
The movers and shakers
the Hunter today.
HUNTER WHO'S WHO
Some who have their names in
the Who's Who of Australia.
The top 10 mentioned people
in The Herald in 2009.
Who could push a
& UPPER HUNTER
More who could have
made the list.
"A community needs a soul
it is to become a true home for
uman beings. The people must
give it this soul."
-- Pope John Paul II
Editor: Chris Watson
Design: Mandy Graham
Cover: Kirrily Dures/Mandy Graham
Staff writer: Chris Watson
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