Friday, May 20, 2016

Flashback Friday: Hunter sports photographs 1962-63

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Take a look into the Fairfax photography archives at the sporting clubs and stars from 1962-63 in Maitland.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 20, 2016.

Throwback Thursday: The history of Maitland's vaults

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The mystery surrounding subterranean Maitland was unravelled in May 2015. Take a look at subterranean Maitland thanks to the Maitland City Heritage Group.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 19, 2016.

This anniversary marks 150 years since the Sisters of St Joseph’s were founded

From the Maitland Mercury report:
This year’s reunion of St Joseph’s College Lochinvar holds extra significance. t marks 150 years since the Sisters of St Joseph’s were founded.
It all began with Julian Tenison Woods and Mary MacKillop in Penola, South Australia in 1866.
Julian and Mary were inspired to find ways of serving the poor primarily through education and the support of families in rural areas.
From Penola, a foundation was made to Perthville, NSW in 1872.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 18, 2016.

School reunion for students of St Joseph's College Lochinvar prior to 1992

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A reunion for ex-students of St Joseph’s College Lochinvar will be held at the St Joseph’s Convent Chapel on Saturday.
The reunion is open to any students who attended the school prior to 1992 as well as any Sisters of St Joseph’s. The school’s ex-students committee has a strong history, and a reunion is organised for previous students on the third Saturday in May each year.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 18, 2016.

Exhibition and Tour – This is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney

NSW History Fellowship Exhibition and Tour

It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Sydney have created an exhibition, which maps the lives of a number of Aboriginal people with connections to the coastal part of Sydney, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their movements tell us much about their continuing cultural and family connections both to Sydney, and to coastal areas to the north and south, in a rapidly changing colonial world. The exhibition will run in conjunction with NAIDOC week and features a free guided walking tour.

The tour will take place at 10am and 1pm each day from Monday 4 July through to Friday 8 July starting at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

New look historic Victoria Hotel Hinton ready for grand unveiling

From the Maitland Mercury report:
It has been the lifeblood of the Hinton community for 176 years, a meeting place and a safe haven for isolated residents and farmers in times of flood.
If the walls of the historic Victoria Hotel at Hinton could talk it would be the making of a best seller.
Steeped in history the pub is about to start a new chapter with a relaunch on Friday following its untimely closure in January when former owner Michael Mullane died suddenly.
As a result the premises was sold and purchased by a local consortium, Goldthor Hotels.
Over the past four months the landmark pub has undergone a massive transformation, with a total refurbishment on the ground level.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 17, 2016.

Historic Lorn homestead Warrane faces six houses around it

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland councillors are expected to be asked to make a decision about a proposed subdivision in historic Lorn later this month.
Plans to subdivide land adjoining Warrane at the northern entry into the Lorn Heritage Conservation Area were deferred at the April 26 council meeting so councillors could inspect the site.
Owner Kylie Anne Hughes is seeking for the site to be turned into two lots so Warrane is separate from the land she would like developed.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 16, 2016.