Thursday, October 25, 2012

Forgotten gem of the Hunter

From the Maitland Mercury report:
One of Maitland’s most historic bridges will be re-opened today following a multimillion dollar upgrade. Dunmore Bridge, at Woodville, will be opened at 3pm ahead of the weekend’s bicentenary celebrations.

Dunmore Bridge was built in 1899 and is one of only three remaining Allan Truss Road Bridges in NSW.
“We’re going all out to celebrate our 200th anniversary because we’re proud of our unique place in the region’s heritage and think it deserves to be more widely shared and known,” Woodville School of Arts publicity officer Bob Beale said.
“Woodville is largely a forgotten gem in the Hunter’s history. In fact, this year is also the bicentenary of free settlement and of farming for the whole Hunter region and beyond into the rest of mainland Australia, because Woodville is where it all started. Also of interest is that Les Darcy was born here.”

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 19, 2012.