Friday, March 1, 2013

The ’55 flood: 500 photos

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A commemorative display of 500 photos and historic films of the 1955 flood will take centre stage at the Maitland Town Hall.
The display has been organised by the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority and the NSW State Emergency Service and is part of the Maitland community flood education program.
CMA general manager Fiona Marshall said the recent severe flood events in NSW and Queensland made the 58th anniversary of the 1955 flood the perfect time for the community to learn more about the history of flooding in Maitland to help them prepare for the future.
The display will be open on February 26 between 1pm and 3pm.

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