"On the Fernleigh Track with Scott Bevan" - Part 3: From the Kissing Gate to the community of "earth fire" and sea air

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By Scott Bevan
Updated February 4 2022 - 1:19pm, first published January 31 2022 - 11:30pm
On the Fernleigh Track, Part III: How one man changed the Hunter environment forever

AS if following the ghosts of trains leaving John Darling Colliery and heading for the BHP steelworks, I make my way off the straggly ribbon of sand that marks the Wildflower Walk and rejoin the Fernleigh Track, near the old Jewells railway platform.

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Scott Bevan is a senior writer for The Newcastle Herald. He has also worked in radio and television and is the author of six books.