Arts

Beloved Newcastle mural gone after it was defaced 'beyond repair'

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 11 2024 - 6:23pm, first published 4:33pm
Thirrilmun by artist Matt Last, better known as Adnate at the Newcastle Interchange has been covered up as NSW Transport work to refurbish it after it was defaced by vandals.
Thirrilmun by artist Matt Last, better known as Adnate at the Newcastle Interchange has been covered up as NSW Transport work to refurbish it after it was defaced by vandals.

One of the city's most recognisable street murals - Thirrilmun by artist Matt Last, better known as Adnate - outside the Newcastle Interchange, has been covered after it was defaced by vandals.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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