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.
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.