From the Maitland Mercury report:
The Morpeth Museum Committee and Maitland City Council are preparing celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Morpeth Court House.
Mrs Thomas, who is the Morpeth Museum curator, is helping to prepare the courthouse for it’s 150th anniversary celebrations on October 18.
The courthouse, now occupied by the museum, has recently undergone significant renovations to restore it to its original condition.
Built in 1862, the courthouse didn’t see it’s first case until July 1863 because citizens claimed it wasn’t finished.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 12, 2013.