Wednesday, August 7, 2013

We must record our city’s past for future generations

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland has a long and proud history that must be recorded and kept for future generations.
In the early 1800s Maitland was one of the biggest cities in the colony and its people played a major role in forming this great nation of ours.
Our city is steeped in history and that’s why Maitland Historical Society is keen to secure a site to create a permanent tribute for our pioneers.
Society secretary Tom Skelding rightly points out that most major towns in the Hunter Valley have a museum to showcase their history throughout the ages so with Maitland’s bi-centennial coming up he believes the time is right to establish one in our city.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 22, 2013.