Thursday, September 04, 2008

New England Australia - blogs

I have been meaning for some time to put together a page on the blogs that I have discovered in my excursions across New England. I keep forgetting to do this, then lose sight of the blogs themselves. So I am starting this page just to provide a record that I can progressively update.

Latest update 12 July 2009

Art, literature, writing

Art News Blog: art blog with a global perspective authored by an artist living in the Hunter Valley.

Bronwyn Parry - Australian Romantic Suspense: blog established as part of a web site to mark the launch of Bronwyn's first book.

Dan Byrnes Blog: new blog from this Armidale poet, writer.

Sophie Masson's The Case of the Diamond Shadow: blog by this Armidale writer on her new book.

Sophie Masson's Thomas Trew and the Hidden World: blog by this Armidale writer on her Thomas Trew series.

Wilson's Blogmanac: I wasn't quite sure as to which category I should place this blog. Written by Pip Wilson, a writer living in Bellingen, the blog and supporting web pages spans issues. I put it here, I think, because Pip is a writer.


Armidale Spinners and Weavers: as the title says.


Jock's Blog: blog written by Jock Laurie (Walcha), President of the NSW Farmers' Association.

Higher Education

The University of New England's Senior Management Blog provides regular updates on developments within UNE.

The University of New England also provides a central blog service. Here you will find all sorts of blogs, officials, staff and students.


18th Century Historical Trekking,1700-1760. I wasn't sure whether to put this New England (Armidale) Colonial Living History Group blog under history, hobbies or life style!

New England's History. One of my own blogs reporting on my investigations into the history of New England.

Locality Blogs

Armidale: created by Hardmans, a long standing Armidale car business, this blog provides now very irregular news about local happenings.

Byron Bay: information about happenings in Byron Bay.

Byron Bay Blog: more on Byron Bay.

Hunter's Best: really an on-line newspaper in blog format, Hunter's Best seems to fill a real gap for those interested in Newcastle news.

Newcastle au: Newcastle doings and a fair bit more.

newcastleonhunter: a little while since the last post, but some good entries.

Wollombi Valley: blog from one of the most historic parts of the Hunter Valley

Media, Marketing, Web

Marketer: marketing conversations around the AMI and Hunter Valley

Media Hunter: interesting media blog with a special focus on Newcastle and the Hunter but with extending coverage of other parts of New England.

Wayde Freelance web design and development in Newcastle. No updates since June 2007.


Newcastle Music Directory: a good site for information about music, musicians and gigs around Newcastle and the Hunter.

PhoToArt & Music: I wasn't sure whether to put this one under music or photoblogs! It's both and around Newcastle.


Hunter Valley Backyard Nature: Gaye describes this blog as "observing native fauna and flora that share our urban backyards and public spaces." Some interesting posts. The blog has been put on hold, but Gaye continues her writing in another blog, Snippets and sentiments.


Australian Observer. Paul Barret's blog on current events with a defence, public policy focus. Born in Armidale, Paul retains his New England links.

Jamie Andrei: Newcastle blog with a strong web focus.

JAMming, Armidale. An irregular personal blog. Jennifer is the alumni relations person at the University of New England.

Leannes World, Kootingal. Farm, family and local events

LYNNE SANDERS-BRAITHWAITE. Lynne lives in Bilambil on the New England Queensland border but travels widely across New England.

Mulubinba Moments. Newcastle. A blog with a strong photo component.

Personal Reflections. My own personal blog, incorporating many New England elements.

Peter Rohde's blog: personal blog with, among other things, a current affairs focus.

Poetry from Jen. Jenny Kimberley now lives in the US and has done so since 1963. I have included it because she lived in Armidale while her dad, Les Kemp, was vice principal of the Armidale Teachers' College and retains strong emotional connections with Australia and Armidale.


Drew Hopper Photography: a rather good Mid North coast photo blog with a special focus on Urunga

lookANDsee: a pictorial journal of life in rural Australia: great photo blog with a special focus on the Northern Tablelands.

Tim Christie: focus on Newcastle and the lower Hunter.


A Clarence Valley Protest: A blog established by Judith M. Melville to protest the proposals to divert the waters of the Clarence River.

Michael Osborne: Irregular posted blog about Newcastle City Council doings from a Green perspective.

North Coast Voices: a collective political blog from a left of centre perspective.


Armidale Community Buddhist Centre: as the name says!

Social issues

Written by Michael Bayly from the US, The Wild Reed is subtitled "Thoughts and reflections from a progressive, gay, Catholic perspective." The blog is included here because Michael grew up in Gunnedah and the blog includes New England family related material.


Kurt Gidley: Newcastle blog with a strong focus on Rugby League.

Jenny's blog: news from the Lake Keepit Soaring Club


Keith said...

I don't see the NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL LIVING HISTORY GROUP on your blog. Any chance of adding it?
Regards, Keith H. Burgess.

Jim Belshaw said...

Keith, a very sincere if belated apology. It was only after bringing this post back to the front page that I realised that I had not actioned your request. I will do so. Jim

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