Saturday, June 20, 2015

Maitland Library to show off collection of historic maps

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A collection of historic maps detailing Maitland’s history from the late 1800s through to the early 1970s will be revealed telling a meticulous story of the city’s past.
The collection of 150 maps – dating from 1841 to 1973 – will be available to the public this week as part of Maitland City Library’s ‘Romance of Maps’.
The launch of the digitised historic map collection coincides with an exploration of maps by estate cartographer Claire Philp.
“For the first time, the diverse range of maps collected by Maitland City Library has been collated and digitised and will be accessible to the community through the library’s website,” Maitland City Librarian Keryl Collard said.

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