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The Hunter

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After navigating Russia, ABC journalist Scott Bevan decided to come home - via the river which ran through his childhood, the Hunter. In his curiously named kayak, Pulbah Raider, he sets out to paddle the river's length, from near the headwaters high in the Barrington Tops hundreds of kilometres to the Pacific Ocean at Newcastle. The river carries him through time, connect ...more
Paperback, 355 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
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The Hunter is intended as a love story to portray the author's affection for the river that he was raised near. Through the story, he also tries to explore people's disconnection with their sense of home as the river and environment changes around them. The story follows his journey as he paddles from town to town talking to landowners and stakeholders along the way. The book is full of local history dating back to the settlement of the Hunter Valley.

I will confess, I've never seen the Hunter Ri
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Bevan was born in 1964 and grew up near Merewether in Newcastle.

In 1984 Bevan joined The Newcastle Herald as a cadet journalist. He later worked in commercial radio as a news presenter. After a fifteen month stint in Japan he joined the Nine Network in 1989 as a reporter. He spent time in Perth working for Nine News.

Bevan moved to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2005, working initially
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