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Since 1986 Maurie Mole has been educating the kids of the Hunter to stay away
from dangerous mine shafts, drift entries and other remnants of our mining history.
Many people are aware of the Board through Maurie's annual Christmas Danger
Awareness Campaign events held at Fort Scratchley, Newcastle Jets and many
others over the years.
MAURIE MOLE HAS BEEN A PART OF THE HUNTER
COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS
If you see a hole,
don't think you're
a mole, walk in the
opposite direction and
report your detection.
health funds covering more than 700,000 customers, as well
as being a past director of the Newcastle Knights and CEO
of Clubs NSW from 1999 to 2002.
Hunter vignerons also get a run in Who's Who, including
Jay Tulloch, Bruce Tyrrell, the chairman and managing
director of Tyrrell's Vineyards who is also a member
of various wine associations and was a director of the
Hunter Valley Research Foundation from 1996 to '98,
and Brian McGuigan, who has been making wine in
the valley for more than 40 years and is also chairman
of Mater Misericordia Hospital and was chairman and
foundation member of the Hunter Economic Development
In media, the Newcastle-born CEO of Fairfax Media,
Brian McCarthy, is in Who's Who, as is the general manager
of Newcastle Newspapers, Julie Ainsworth, and ABC radio
announcer Aaron Kearney.
In the sporting field Australian rugby league Team of the
Century selection, three-time Dally M Player of the Year
and twice Golden Boot winner as best player in the world,
Andrew Johns, is there, as is former Test cricketer Doug
Walters, former golfer and now commentator Jack Newton,
the manager of Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in
Brisbane, Belinda Clark, and champion supercross rider
Chris Bombolas, chairman of the Queensland Roar
Football Club, was born in Newcastle, as was Paul Brettell,
the CEO of Badminton Australia.
Former world champion and Olympic cyclist Oenone
Wood, who was Australian female cyclist of the year in 2005
and a Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist, was
born in the Hunter as was former Australian soccer player
Former politician Cheryl Kernot comes from Maitland,
Desley Boyle, the Queensland Minister for Local
Government and Aboriginal Affairs, was born in the Hunter,
and so was Kevin Lindgren, a judge on the Federal Court of
The national president of the ALP, Michael Williamson, is
a Hunter boy as is Director of Public Prosecutions Richard
Coates, born in Singleton.
Cessnock boasts Faye Gurr, principal of St Vincent's
College, Potts Point, and John McDonald, Sydney Morning
Herald art critic.
Kurri Kurri has Ian Harris, clerk of the House of
Representatives, Canberra, since 1997, while Maitland can
call Barry Buffier, deputy director-general Industry and
Investment NSW, and the principal of Fort St High School,
Roslynne Moxham, as its own.
Gloucester-born Maxwell Atkins is a beef cattle breeder
and Reginald Blanch has been a Chief Judge of the District
Court of NSW since 1994.
A kid from Sandy Hollow, Stephen Gageler, became
the nation's second law officer last year when appointed
Solicitor General of Australia, while Singleton's Jan Noble is
chairman of the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens.
There's university professors galore from the region,
now serving in universities all around Australia, including
professors Sidney Bourke, Trevor Cairney, Paul Colditz,
Julian Croft, Ann Daniel, Chris Fell, Colin Gibbs, Kevin
Holmes, Frank Jones and Catharine Lumby.
There's Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, Jane Diplock,
chairman of the Securities Commission of New Zealand,
Eileen Doyle, chairman of the Hunter Valley Research
Foundation, and Patricia Forsythe, executive director of the
Sydney Business Chamber.
Gabi Hollows, founding director of the Fred Hollows
Foundation, was born in Newcastle as was Laurie Oaks, the
political editor of the Nine Network, and Rear Admiral
Davyd Thomas, Deputy Chief of the Navy since 2008.
The list goes on: These are only some of the who's who of
THE HUNTER ...
... ITS PEOPLE
HUNTER WHO'S WHO
"A kid from Sandy Hollow, Stephen
Gageler, became the nation's
second law officer last year when
appointed Solicitor General of
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