Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tracing the history of Hunter River

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Tracing the journey of the Hunter River from its origins to today will be the focus of a talk at Maitland Gaol tonight.
Archeologist Sue Singleton will lead the discussion of the Bones of the River as part of Maitland City Council’s Look Who’s Talking local history program.
Rather than focus on the floods in Maitland, the talk will reveal the layers of history buried beneath the ebb and flow of the river’s tides.
“The focus of the river is often on the flooding and the effect that has had, as well as the mitigation works that have occurred as a result,” Ms Singleton said.
“[The council] instead came up with the idea of looking at the bones of the river, looking right back into its origins and how it was formed.

Tickets to the event cost $15 including wine and canapes, with the talk to run from 6pm to 8pm.
Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning any Maitland City Library branch or online at

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 21, 2013.