Uncle Bill Smith dead at 83: Hunter community mourns the death of cultural bridge builder

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By Scott Bevan
Updated August 30 2021 - 10:00pm, first published 10:30am
Indigenous leader and businessman Bill Smith. Picture: Courtesy, Paul Szumilas and Smith Family

AS the co-founder of a family company that laid railway tracks, Bill Smith literally helped Australia go places.

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Scott Bevan is a senior writer for The Newcastle Herald. He has also worked in radio and television and is the author of six books.