From the Maitland Mercury report:
Kevin Short’s patriotism and passion for history will collide on Australia Day.
The treasurer of Maitland and District Historical Society has three direct links to the First Fleet that landed in Port Jackson on January 26, 1788.
In contrast to his ancestors – 222 years after their arrival – Mr Short will celebrate Australia Day in Maitland Park as a member of the historical society.
The society was invited to be part of Maitland’s annual festivities to highlight the organisation’s existence and to exemplify the city’s history.
Full article by Briony Snedden available at Maitland Mercury, 14 Jan, 2010.