Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fifty years on and Maitland's city centre still cause for public discussion

From the Maitland Mercury report:
50-year-old cartoon has been unearthed that proves history does repeat.
A Mercury reader has found a copy of a ­cartoon that was published in the Maitland Mercury in November, 1965, that ­satirically depicts Maitland City Council and the changes that were taking place in central Maitland at the time.
The cartoon depicts Maitland council as a toy store that sells items such as “The Kill High Street Game”, “Supermarket Monopoly” and a kit to “build your very own life size supermarket”.
It reflects a time when there was community debate over developments in Maitland, similar to the public discussion that has been taking place in the city in recent months over The Levee.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 5, 2015.