Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chimney stone sheds light on gaol’s history

From the Maitland Mercury report:
An important artefact from a long-demolished building at historic Maitland Gaol has been uncovered weeks before an archaeologist arrives to examine the site.
Maitland Gaol administration co-ordinator Gordon Sauber found a sandstone block – weighing about one tonne – in the grounds of the complex, carved with the numbers 1895.

Full article by Briony Snedden available at Maitland Mercury, 14 Apr, 2010.