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As the success of the Australian television program Neighbours shows, the theme of those who live close by has long been important in popular culture. But how well do we know the stories of our neighbourhoods and local communities?

Characterised by narrow streets, laneways and a mixture of architectural styles spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, Horseshoe Bend was one of the earliest settled areas in Maitland. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Bend’ and so named for the shape of the river when Europeans first settled there, Horseshoe Bend has a unique and intriguing history. Join the Maitland City Library as they take to the streets of Horseshoe Bend to meet local identities in celebration of NSW History Week.

When: Sunday 4 September 2016, 10:30am-2:00pm
Where: Meet at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320
Cost: Free
Contact: or 02 4933 6952
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Presented by Maitland City Library.

Image: Panorama of West Maitland, NSW and its Leading Commercial Buildings, 1878, courtesy University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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