The Upper Hunter Shire is a local government area in the Upper Hunter Region. The Shire was formed in may from the 2004 Scone Shire. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting. Cent were in the male, female 50, were married in the 11, were divorced separated. The state governments gave up trying to extinguish the fire in the 1980s. Today Centralia exists as an eerie grid of streets. The fires are Natural occurrences, burn acquiring air through fissures. Mining is the only, human intensifier of the fires. Workers continue to labor in this toxic environment. Kathy Gadinski recalls harvesting 25 tomatoes at Christmas. Frontloader drivers carried emergency oxygen masks. Trench walls were intact coal seams, old tunnel timbers. Funds are limited to a certain degree, coal field residents.
Local government area in the Upper Hunter Region