Podcast: Voice of Real Australia goes to Bylong, a ghost town abandoned for a coal mine that might never be dug

Tom Melville
By Tom Melville
Updated October 25 2021 - 12:07am, first published October 20 2021 - 1:00pm

A few hours west of Newcastle is the Bylong Valley, home to some of the best soil in the whole country. Twenty years ago it was a close-knit community, with a long, proud agricultural history.


Tom Melville

Tom Melville

Host, Voice of Real Australia

Originally from Canberra, Tom Melville worked for the BBC in the UK and as a freelancer in Tunisia before coming to ACM. He is the host of ACM's national podcast Voice of Real Australia.