Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Historic East Maitland cemetery plans on public display

From the Maitland Mercury report:
It's the burial ground of some of Maitland's earliest residents.
Sent to Wallis Plains from Ireland in the early 1800s, the men were uneducated, illiterate and highly superstitious and their bones were laid to rest at Glebe Cemetery in East Maitland.
Today plans to conserve the historical burial site will go on display to provide Maitland City Council with guidance for its conservation and care.
"It (the cemetery) is a gem, which encapsulates so much of Maitland's character - it's colonial history, pastoral views across the floodplain, and exemplary stonework and detail," council's heritage officer Clare James said.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury,