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A big thanks to The Mutual Bank for coming on board as a sponsor once again, a true local bank!

Founded in 1888 by a group of passionate Maitland locals, The Mutual Bank was established with the mission to ensure that financial investment stayed within the local area. Originally known as The Maitland Permanent Building, Investment and Loan Society Limited and Savings Bank (‘the society’), the name was extensive, but the …

Be sure to keep an eye out for the roving Minmi Magster ~ The Hunter Region’s most vocal bush orator

The award-winning folklorist and author Bob Skelton AKA “The Minmi Magster” has captured in his unique style the characters and happenings of this great land he so dearly loves. He was born in Waratah, Newcastle, in 1939 and his formative years were spent with his twin brother Dave in their father’s blacksmith and …

The Louth Park Mob return for Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 ~ great for a yarn on local history & stories

The two knockabouts & ‘Accidental authors’ Mick Fairleigh & Paul Doherty writing about the history of their locality near the city of Maitland in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.‘Accidental authors’ Mick Fairleigh and Paul Doherty have a number of books published and as their website will tell you: “Famous …

Maitland Embroiderers Group will be running on-going embroidery demonstrations of their gentle art form.

A bit more information on Maitland Embroiderers ~ The group was started in 1987 and now has 80 members.The aim of the group is to promote embroidery as an art form in a pleasant, socially accepting environment.The group meets at Telarah Bowling Club on Mondays from 10am until approx 4pm and …

Have a chat and check out Maitland & Beyond Family History Society’s convict bonnet display at Maitland Heritage Fest

The societies aim is to assist the public in researching their family history, showing them how to access the groups resources and the internet etc. to gain information for their research. The society is normally based in the Old Police Barracks in Lindesay Street, East Maitland. and opened on Wednesdays and Saturdays from …

Into things philatelic? Maitland Stamp Club will be on site with displays relating to Maitland’s Heritage

Maitland Stamp Club will be on site displaying items of Philatelic interest related to Maitland’s Heritage, including postcards and postmarks. They will be happy to discuss stamps and stamp collecting with anyone who is interested, particularly in relation to Maitland’s history The Maitland Stamp Club was formed in the early 1970s, …

Marvel at Sanjex Seratti vintage wonders & entertainments! Watch out for him riding by on his penny farthing. Join in with some vintage games & keep watch for other vintage characters!

Vintage entertainments with a Victorian theme is Sanjex Seratti’s pride. You may sight him in the Church Street precinct riding his rustic penny farthing. Sanjex’ character is loosely based around a late Victorian age Steampunk navigator. His curious engineering nature can be seen is his games and steampunk contraptions.  Steampunk is a …

Thank you to the Mai-Wel Group for coming on board again as sponsors for Maitland Heritage Fest 2022

Mai-Wel has been offering support services to the the Maitland area since the 1960’s when a number of Maitland-based families met and shared their concerns about the lack of recognition of the needs of their children with disability for an education and opportunities for life. This event marked the formation of …

Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 thanks the Bloomfield Group for their generous support.

The Bloomfield Group is an Australian owned and operated mining and engineering group that have been part of the community for more than 80 years and employ hundreds of local people.With Bloomfield’s long history, many people who have helped build the business are now retired; however their stories and experiences with …

Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 would like to thank Enrights Solicitors for their generous support.

Enrights solicitors has a long history in Maitland, established by W J Enright in 1896History:W J Enright graduated from the University of Sydney, was fluent in French, Italian and German and also learnt two local aboriginal dialects. He would eventually become Mayor of Maitland (1906) and Chairman of the Maitland Hospital …

Erin Sweetman Bio

Erin Sweetman is the pianist for Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 Piano Recital at Sun Street Studios ~ featuring the Mina Waltz a 1900’s composition by Senor Lardelli, organist for Saint Mary’s Church Maitland 1882 -1895. Ms Sweetman will also be premiering “Steam Motion” a new composition by Maitland local; Russell Thornton. …

a bit on the history of Kirkwood Produce ~ celebrating 100 years in Maitland

J. Kirkwood & Co. Pty Ltd Produce Merchants was established in 1921 by brothers James (Jim) and John (Jack) Kirkwood who opened premises at 23 Church Street Maitland. The brothers were formerly livestock agents with OK Young Product Merchants of High Street Maitland. The Kirkwood family had been involved in agriculture …

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