The unusual history of Maitland

The unusual history of Maitland

Unusual stories, events and artefacts combine to present fresh insights into Maitland's history in 'Out of the Ordinary, Maitland's Surprising History'.

This is the latest in the publication series of the Maitland City Heritage Group, written by Cynthia Hunter and edited by Elisabeth Smark and Bob Beale.

‘Mystery of the Fountains’, ‘An Ill Fated Portrait’ and ‘Lily White's Stain, From Inventor to Wife Killer’ are just some of the eclectic stories which feature in the book.

The publication is available now for $25 at McDonalds Books in High Street Maitland, and Maitland City Council outlets including the Visitor Information Centre, the Council Administration building and at Maitland Regional Gallery.

Council's Heritage Officer Clare James says, ‘This is the ninth publication in the historical publication series produced by Council. Each book is the result of extensive research, which highlights varied aspects of the City's colourful past.

'During the course of this project, there were some curious and quirky topics which seemed to particularly attract attention. People are intrigued by High Street’s basements, and we hope that this and many of the other tales make it a fun and engaging read.'

An exhibition featuring the book will be held at the East Maitland library in 2018. For more information about the publication call 4934 9832.