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With 100 businesses, major seats of religion and a railway, Maitland was booming in 1843, second only to Sydney in size and importance. It was, however, to be boom and bust, with Newcastle becoming established as the main town of the district by the early 1900s and the city of Maitland ravaged by catastrophic natural disasters culminating in the 1955 flood.

Gain an insight into this period of Maitland’s history through the eyes of historian and heritage practitioner Patrick Wilson, and discover more about how an exciting local project Poverty and Prosperity is shedding new light on the development of Central Maitland

This event is presented in celebration of History Council of NSW’s flagship event History Week 2018.

When: Thursday 6 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: 246 High Street, Maitland NSW
Cost: Free
Contact: or 02 4933 6952
Hosted by: Maitland City Council