Four exciting heritage projects happening around Maitland
We’ve secured $153,000 in state government funding for projects taking place over the next two years, which will conserve, promote and seek to understand more of Maitland’s rich heritage and history.
Morpeth Aboriginal cultural history project
We will work closely with the local Aboriginal community to ensure that the Aboriginal History, which precedes Morpeth’s colonial history by thousands of years, is accurately documented and shared. The goal of the project is to deepen the understanding of Wonnarua culture throughout the wider community.
Maitland Town Hall interpretation project
Did you know that your Town Hall is 130 years old and has hosted everything from international performers, to rowdy boxing fights, to being graced by Princess Diana and Prince Charles who signed the visitor book in 1983? The use and functions of the Town Hall have changed over
time, but it’s always been the civic heart of Maitland. This project will digitally document the associated heritage of the Maitland Town Hall and tell its story.
East Maitland Glebe Cemetery conservation works
This funding will allow us to continue stage two of the conservation works to the historically significant East Maitland Glebe Cemetery that will see the restoration and preservation of gravestones, vaults and iconic monuments.
During its operation in the 19th and 20th centuries, Walka Water Works would have been alive with the hiss of steam, whirring of pumps and loud crashes of heavy iron. This project will connect visitors through a digital tour to experience the sights, sounds and stories of the site, its mysteries and people who worked there.