Saturday, April 5, 2014

Maitland Gaol’s first 20 years revealed

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The deep, dark stories of Maitland Gaol’s first 20 years are about to be revealed.
During the past few years haematologist turned Hunter historian Dr Pamela Harrison has been working on a chronological account of the gaol’s earliest years.
In her book – Life and Death in Maitland Gaol; The First Twenty Years 1849-1869 – Harrison has unearthed examples of extreme ­justice, sadness and tragedy with women the most likely victims.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 1, 2014.