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TONY MOWBRAY’S FIJI FUNDRAISER

In the eleven years since Tony Mowbray’s record breaking around the world voyage, he has spent time sailing in the Antarctic and the South Pacific. His latest adventure centres on a small village in Fiji, where he’s enlisting the help of Aussies to improve the lives of the local villagers. A fundraiser is planned for the people of Yalobi Village. It’ll be held at the Adamstown Bowling Club in Newcastle @ 6.30pm on Saturday June 23. More Info, contact Tony on 0428 653 071 or Carolyn on 0402 836 348

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50 YEARS OF NBN: KNIGHTS 97 GRAND FINAL WIN Part 1

It’s time to delve into the vault again for another look back at 50 years of NBN television. And in 1997 a single sporting event brought Newcastle to a standstill. After ten years of trying, the Newcastle Knights had won their first ARL premiership. In the days that followed, the pride of Novocastrians spilled onto the streets and NBN’s cameras were there to capture the mayhem.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: RICHMOND VALE RAILWAY – 1987

In 1987, Coal and Allied decided to retire its fleet of steam trains and instead haul coal from its Hunter mines using trucks. But the men who worked on the Richmond Vale Railway didn’t go without a fight, and NBN’s cameras were there to capture the drama. This 50th lookback is a cut down version of a one hour program that won cameraman David Threlfo and the NBN news team a Logie.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: END OF THE SOUTH MAITLAND RAILWAY

Another look back at 50 years of NBN Television – one for the steam buffs. In the 1980s, the age of hauling coal using steam locomotives was coming to an end. And when the last locos ran with the South Maitland Railway Company in the Hunter Valley, NBN’s cameras were there. These clips are from the NBN documentary, Farewell to Steam, 1983, shot by David Threlfo and written and presented by Jim Sullivan.

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50 YEARS OF NBN; SU CRUIKSHANK SHOW

If any of NBN’s personalities were considered larger than life, it would be the late Su Cruikshank. She starred in a variety show in 1980 and used comedy to make light of her stature. 32 years on, prepare yourself for a dose of Su’s unique brand of humour in this 50 years of NBN lookback.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: CLASSIC SPORT BLOOPERS

When things go wrong on live television, there’s no turning back. In this look at 50 years of NBN Television, you can’t help but laugh along with popular sports presenter, Arthur Adams, otherwise known as the Silver Fox. On one occasion, the name of a horse appeared on the screen that the Fox just couldn’t pronounce – and as they say, the rest is history. Also, classic bloopers from Gary Harley and Rabbs.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: SURFEST 85 (Part 2)

In the second part of our latest 50th lookback, we’ve dusted off the tapes from the first ever Surfest in 1985. We complete the picture by reliving a controversial wipeout that had everyone talking – and the closely contested men’s and women’s finals, as captured by NBN’s cameras.

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