Thursday, February 21, 2013

‘Knockout’ result: Maitland Jewish Cemetery

From the Maitland Mercury report:
One of the most prominent ­members of the local Jewish community has congratulated Maitland City Council on a plan to care for one of the state’s most historic cemeteries.
Joe Eisenberg counted among the Friends of Maitland Jewish Cemetery, was at Tuesday night’s council meeting when the plan was adopted.
“It’s an absolute knockout,” Mr Eisenberg, Maitland Regional Art Gallery cultural director, said.
The Friends have been central to preservation works and documenting the history of the old burial ground.
Their work uncovered photographs of the Louth Park site from the turn of the last century, depicting a white picket fence that council plans to reinstate.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 14, 2013.