Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aboriginal elder calls for archaeological dig at Glebe Paddock

From the Maitland Mercury report:

Aboriginal leader Lance Murray wants to see the spiritual significance of Glebe Paddock recognised.
Mr Murray, a former alderman, historian and long-time advocate of Indigenous heritage in the Maitland area, wants an archaeological investigation completed before a proposed development proceeds.
An elder of the Bungalung people from the Clarence Valley, Mr Murray was one of the leading opponents to the development of the site in East Maitland.
Residents of the area, including Mr Murray, lodged submissions against the rezoning, but council voted to reclassify the historic Wallis Street land.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 10, 2015.