From the Maitland Mercury report:
The Burns’ family home was the first house in Maitland to be cut in half and moved to higher ground, following the 1955 flood.
Like many families, the devastation of multiple floods saw Mildred and Ronald Burns make a big
decision – to move the family home.
But unlike most houses that were transported, the family-built home was too big and had to be cut right down the middle and moved in two sections.
The couple’s son, Victor Burns, dropped into the Mercury office to share his family’s story.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 20, 2015.