Celebrating 170 years of local news - 5 days to go
From the Maitland Mercury report:
Thanks for the memories ... a large crowd gathers outside the old Mercury building to wait for Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The Maitland Mercury celebrates its 170th anniversary on Monday, January 7, 2013, making it one of the oldest newspapers in Australia.
To commemorate this historic occasion, the Mercury has produced a special 52-page magazine, full of the stories and photographs that have not only recorded the long and proud history of this newspaper but also the city of Maitland.