From the Maitland Mercury report:
Mystery surrounds the disappearance of an historic Maitland fountain removed from the former Maitland Saleyards site in December 1985.
The Cobb Family Fountain was moved or demolished when the saleyards relocated from its original site opposite Maitland Hospital to new premises in Kyle Street, Rutherford.
The Mercury recently reported on the fountain and how family members were trying to track down the missing piece of Maitland’s history.
Maitland City Council heritage officer Clare James said council had carried out some preliminary investigations but had not uncovered any information about what happened to the iconic landmark.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 7, 2016.