'The Drip' gorge was loved by Brett Whiteley, sold to a coal miner and defended by a community

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated October 29 2020 - 4:35pm, first published January 17 2018 - 5:30am

A CHINESE-backed mining company that paid $3.4 billion in 2017 for two of the Hunters biggest coal mines is almost one year late on a plan to transfer land around an iconic Upper Hunter gorge back to state ownership.

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