This study takes a close look at the hotels of Maitland that have played such a colourful part in its history. Much of that colour is directly related to the nexus between the provision of accommodation and the service of alcohol. The book comes with a computer disc inside the back cover.
The book explores many curious and quirky topics that have in one way or another, become part of the fabric of Maitland’s history. ‘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.
We are often told Australia is the driest continent on Earth and, more recently that our planet is warming. Will this increase our quest for potable water in the future? This book makes it clear that our ancestors in the Hunter were well aware of the need, and attempts to show what they did about […]
This book explores the history of Morpeth Courthouse. Built in 1862, the courthouse operated as the justice centre for this historic town which was one of the busiest ports in New South Wales. Learn about the processes involved in its erection, including the determination and speed of its architect, Mortimer Lewis Junior. This book also […]
Maitland City Council approached Clive Lucas, Stapleton and Partners to undertake a historical study of rural outbuildings in the Maitland region. The study was commissioned in recognition of the importance of Maitland’s cultural landscape and the need to assess the significance of surviving rural structures.