Thursday, March 14, 2013

Archaeologists to investigate city’s colourful past

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A team of highly skilled archaeologists and historians will further explore Maitland’s history-laden past in an attempt to unearth some of the city’s greatest secrets.
In a first for the city, the team will undertake research as part of an Archaeological Management Plan for ­central Maitland.
The study is expected to be completed by June 2013 and will help property ­owners and council in the management
and information requirements for new development.
“Our city began as an unplanned ­settlement in the early 1800s which created a complex pattern of development before formal grants were made by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1818,” Maitland City Council heritage officer Clare James said.
From there Maitland became an ­attractive river port, supplying neighbouring settlements and servicing the needs of those travelling further inland.

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