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People of Cessnock is a blog by local resident, Rebecca Murray. The project seeks to value the people of her home town by sharing their stories value and raising the profile of people living outside metropolitan areas.

Twenty-Nine

Twenty-Nine

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“Well, we explore the drains. Been doing it a couple of years. There’s still lots that we don’t know where they end up yet.

We’ve never gotten in trouble. It’s not dangerous - just certain people that hang out down here can be.

I come across one guy. He was – I think he was on drugs or something – and he tried to chase us and tried to get us. We were in another part of the drains and we were just walking through and he come out of a smaller drain hole in the wall all of a sudden and he started yelling at us and he chased us. I think he might have been homeless.

We were headed out to this one tunnel earlier today and it was pretty dark. We didn’t know but some guys were in there already. They must have seen us and they started calling our names. We didn’t know who it was but we turned around and got out of there. We didn’t want to be followed.”

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Thirty

Thirty

Twenty-Eight

Twenty-Eight