Sunday, February 15, 2015

1955 Maitland Flood: Taking a walk on the wild side

From the Maitland Mercury report:
There is an Irish saying that Maitland flood historian Peter Bogan likes to recite.
"The telling and re-telling and sharing of stories keeps the memories alive.”
So important are the sharing of the 1955 Maitland flood stories, Mr Bogan has made it his mission to make sure they are not forgotten, to ensure the same mistakes are not made and lives are not lost in future flood events.
Mr Bogan will lead guided walking tours, equipped with historical photographs, to mark the 60th anniversary of the catastrophic 1955 Maitland flood with the support of the NSW State Emergency Service Hunter region and Hunter Local Land Services.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 29, 2015.