This publication is a facsimile of Edward Charles Close (1790-1866), who was an early European settler in Morpeth. When he was only 18 years old he joined the 48th Northamptonshire Regiment of Foot in 1808. The rare diary records his experiences throughout the Peninsular Wars in Portugal, Spain and France under the leadership of the […]
We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.