March 2020

Growing up in Newcastle, Scott travelled the country and abroad as a journalist, reporter and presenter.  Like many Novocastrians, Scott completed the cycle by returning to Newcastle and the Newcastle Herald in 2016.  Now living on the shores on Lake Macquarie, he circumnavigated the Lake in his Kayak gathering stories about our history, heritage and characters from our bays, villages and islands, resulting in The Lake, Exploring a Splendid Sheet of Water.

A full house of 70 people were charmed, enthralled and entertained as Scott introduced us to the characters who have lived, worked and played on the lake and around its shores, from boatbuilders and environmentalists to scientists and Indigenous leaders, from historians and artists to sailors and adventurers.