Valda McKim celebrated her 100th birthday with Harley Davidsons and a gun firing at Fort Scratchley

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By Ethan Hamilton
May 12 2022 - 11:30pm
Privilege and an honour: For her 100th birthday, Valda McKim spent the day touring Newcastle on the Old School Motorcycle Club's Harley trike with president Mick Yule, before taking in the sights from Fort Scratchley. Picture: Jamie Gilmore

OLD SCHOOL Harleys and two-pound cannons - not the way many former church organists celebrate a century of life.

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Ethan Hamilton

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Ethan Hamilton started as a digital/ print journalist with the Newcastle Herald in 2021 after interning with ACM's Voice of Real Australia/ Forgotten River podcast. Ethan is from a small town in the Upper Hunter and has lived in Newcastle since beginning university in 2017. He has a passion for community storytelling and being part of the region's future.

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