Sunday, February 15, 2015

1955 Maitland Flood: Workshops, tours, exhibition mark 60th anniversary

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The 60th anniversary of the highest and most destructive flood on record in the Hunter Valley will be commemorated with a series of events this month.

The 1955 flood saw thousands of people rescued, hundreds of homes washed away and destroyed and 14 lives lost, including 11 in Maitland.
Workshops, walking tours, exhibitions and bus tours will be staged for the ­community to learn about Maitland’s dramatic flooding history, while ­increasing awareness about ­today’s flood risk and how to prepare for ­potentially dangerous flood events.

A key event is the 1955 Hunter Valley Flood Exhibition to be held over two days at Maitland Town Hall on February 21 and 22.

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