Aims and role 


The aims of the Maitland and District Historical Society include :

  •  researching the history and culture of the Maitland area
  •  educating the community on the historical heritage of the district through historical walks, publication of research, publication of newsletters and public addresses
  • providing displays in local libraries, museums and galleries

Business structure


The Maitland and District Historical Society Inc. is governed by a constitution and managed by a committee that is assisted by subcommittees for specific activities such as fundraising.

The subcommittees function independently under the chairmanship of a committee member who reports back to the committee.


The Society's Committee as per the constitution is as follows :


President                     Graham Dark

Vice President              Peter Smith

Vice President              Allan Thomas

Treasurer                    Jennifer Buffier

Secretary                    Beverley Bailey

Bulletin Editor              Lisa Thomas


Patrons           The Hon. Milton Morris AO
                       The Most Reverend Bill Wright, Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle



Specialised research

                for Society members and the general public

Historic tours

                    walk and bus tours highlighting the rich history of Maitland and district

Sale of publications, CDs, DVDs, postcards, photos

                   both Society productions and others on consignment / commission

Displays and exhibitions

                  will aim at educating and informing the community as well as highlighting the rich history and heritage of Maitland


                a planned programme of lectures where guest speakers are invited to present an address on relevant and topical subjects


                to explore and research specific areas using both the Society's members and associated groups 


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