Take a walk with their guide, Michael Belcher and the Friends of Grossmann House, along the main street of the village of Greta, a small town just west of Maitland.
Greta was first surveyed in 1823 and laid out as a town in 1842. It was part of the original route from Sydney to Wallis Plains (Maitland) via Richmond and Patricks Plains (Singleton).
The town prospered when coal was discovered at Anvil Creek in 1862 and many buildings from that period remain. Greta has an important milestone this year when the 70th anniversary of the Greta Army Camp, then to become the Greta Migrant Camp, is remembered with a number of local events.
At the end of World War II thousands of migrants started their new lives in Australia at the Greta Camp, and many remained in the Hunter Valley to live and work, enriching the community with their different cultures.
Tickets include tour and afternoon tea; and all proceeds from this event will go towards the ongoing maintenance of Brough and Grossmann Houses, the Maitland National Trust properties.
Bookings essential. For more information and to book please phone Holly on
02 4933 3330.