Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fight to preserve a place in history

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland was a fledgling settlement being carved out of a rainforest when Frederick Horatio Dixon met an untimely death in 1839. But 171 years after his death, Frederick Dixon has a continued presence in an isolated, crumbling grave in Eckford Reserve, on Mawson Avenue, East Maitland, where he lays entombed with his wife Jane. Mr Jack Jones wants a new fence erected around the grave to preserve it for future generations.
Full article by Briony Snedden available at Maitland Mercury, 05 Mar, 2010.