Sunday, July 20, 2014

Now and then: Maitland Showground

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland Showground is significant for its historical connection to the River Agricultural and Horticultural Association, the oldest continuing regional agricultural association on the Australian mainland, dating from August 18, 1859.
The long-standing interest in promoting better farming in the area dates from 1822, when the Agricultural Society of NSW made special provision for representation to be given to the Hunter Region.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 12, 2014.