From the Maitland Mercury report:
Growing up on a farm at Oakhampton Road, Maitland was a carefree, happy adventure for the Hill family siblings.
But as Barbara Hill (now Leake) recalled, everything the family owned was lost in the February 1955 Maitland flood.
At that time, Mrs Leake was 14-years-old, the oldest of four children, and unlike their experience in the 1949 Maitland flood, they had no idea what was about to rain upon them.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 29, 2015.