Friday, May 22, 2015

Heritage group explores Maitland's subterranean history

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Much is known and reported about the history of Maitland and its well trodden streets but what of the vaults that lie beneath?
The Maitland City Heritage Group will explore the concept of underground basements in a new publication, but first the group needs help to identify a series of black and white photographs that feature the late ­historian Harry Boyle in an underground basement.
“The photographs came to the library as part of the Harry Boyle Collection with an intriguing note saying ‘Subterranean Maitland’ but we don’t have anymore details about them and we’d love to find out more,” Maitland City Council heritage officer Clare James said.

If you know more about the basements of Maitland
contact Ms James on 4934 9832 or email

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 17, 2015.