From the Maitland Mercury report:
There are several mysteries the new management of Maitland’s historic Family Hotel are trying to unravel.
The 156-year-old pub is believed to have a resident ghost, was supposed to be the scene of a murder, has a hidden attic still furnished with original furniture and a ballroom with a sprung dance floor.
General Manager Neil Hedges is trying to find answers and has put out a call to Hunter folk in a bid to learn more about the landmark establishment.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 5 Sep 2016.