Friday, February 17, 2017

Look Who's Talking Local History : Higher Ground - 1955 floods

Higher Ground
Faced with the challenge of restarting life again after the series of floods which culminated in the tragic events of February 1955, many local families saw the higher ground and open spaces west of the city as an opportunity to start afresh.
This began a process which completely changed the character of development in the Maitland area. Seen against the wider changes brought about by the growth of suburbs in the nation's cities, Higher Ground tells the story of how communities change and grow in unexpected ways.
Thursday 23 February
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Maitland Gaol Chapel

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