Thursday, May 9, 2013

How about the Molly Morgan Mall?

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland woman Pauline Esplund has called for the city’s Heritage Mall to be renamed after Molly Morgan when it is redeveloped.
Ms Esplund wrote a poem in the 1990s about ­former convict and landowner Molly Morgan and her influence on the city and said she deserved more recognition, despite having an inn and a road already named in her honour.
“The Levee is a horrible name, it should be renamed Molly Morgan Mall because she was Maitland’s first businesswoman,” she said.
Molly Morgan bought 203 acres at Anvil Creek in 1819 and established the Angel Inn in the centre of the land, which is now Maitland CBD.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 9, 2013.