Thursday, December 6, 2012

Maitland’s convict history bound for classrooms

From the Maitland Mercury report:
An historical tome exploring the start of European history in central Maitland is set to be used as part of the school syllabus for students studying the area’s history.
The seventh in a series of books published by the Maitland City Heritage Group, Bound for Wallis Plains, Maitland’s Convict Settlers gives an illustrated, personal account of the lives and circumstances of the Wallis Plains settlers.
According to Maitland City Council heritage officer Clare James the book could be introduced into the school curriculum as early as next year.

Full report available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 30, 2012.