Phillip Noyce, Wollombi Film Festival

Noyce ideas in Wollombi

“When Phillip Noyce first drove into the Wollombi Valley almost half a century ago, he recalled how he clattered over colonial history. “Parts of the road were stone, built by chain-gang convict labour,” said the acclaimed film director and Wollombi vineyard owner. Yet as he drove into Wollombi, Phillip Noyce was also heading deep into…

Wollombi, new colours in an old village

New colours in old village

“IF you could somehow drain the colour from what you are looking at as you stand in Wollombi’s main street, you would create a picture of the past. In this village about a half-hour drive south-west of Cessnock, the patina of history covers just about every surface, from the rough-hewn timber slab walls of the 1850s barn…