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Who? What? Where? – People of 19th Century High Street, Maitland

By Val Rudkin, 2015

The stories contained in this book are an attempt to paint a picture of the development of High Street’s commercial centre by looking at

Who?      The people who opened their business on High Street

What?     The nature of that business

Where?  The location on High Street, which in some cases was more than one


High Street begins at Wallis Creek Bridge and ends on Campbell’s Hill. With the building of the Great Northern Railway it was bisected by a rail crossing adjacent to the High Street Station. This is where the main business district began.

This is not a complete history, and with the ever changing face of business on High Street, there are still many more stories to be told.

This publication is available from the Maitland and District Historical Society, $25.00 ( + $8:50 postage if required)

The following journals are available to purchase from the Historical Society:

Journal of Hunter Valley History. Vol.1 No.1 1985, 141 Pages

Contents; Dean Lynch; Catholic Priest and Community Leader.

                 Railway Builders in the Hunter Valley 1854—1878.

                 The Glendon Stud

                 Marriage and Settlement of Hunter Valley 1818 – 1838

                 Michael Scobie   1802 – 1903

                 The Establishment of Secondary Education in Newcastle,  
                 Maitland District.

Journal of Hunter Valley History. Vol.1 No. 2 1985, 112 Pages

(Note; This Volume limited supply, only sold in set of four volumes)

Contents; The Life and Times of Henry Reeves of “Segenhoe” and

                 The Hunter as it was: Documents and News Items.

Journal of Hunter Valley History. Vol. 2 No. 1 1986, 176 Pages

Contents; German Immigration to the Hunter Valley in the Mid—19th

                 John Earl of Glenridding.

                 Hunter Valley Inns and Innkeepers Part 1: 1820’s

                 Enduring Fabric: Life and Society in the Upper Hunter.

                 Impressions of Early Newcastle 1825 – 1840.

                 John Gillies: Member for Maitland.

                 Government Cottages at Hunter’s River.

                 Charles Hughes: An Early Innkeeper at Newcastle, Maitland
                 and Black Creek.

                 Scottish Influence in the Upper Hunter.

Journal of Hunter Valley History. Vol. 2 No. 2 1986,   154 Pages

Contents; Gold Fever in the Hunter. Part 1 “Off to California”.

                 The Life and Times of John Herring Boughton.

                Down Memory Lane: The Victoria, Newcastle’s First Grand

                From Convict’s Surgeon to Settler. The Life and Times of Dr.
                William Evans.

               The Governor Comes to Town: Official Tours of the Hunter 
                Valley in the 1830’s— 1840’s

                 William Vile 1812 – 1907.

                 Hunter Valley Inns and Innkeepers Part 2: 1830’s.

The four abovementioned Journals are available for $20.00 each plus Postage through Australia Post.

Also Available:

Hunter Valley Directory 1841 By Elizabeth Guilford. Pub. 1987

248 Pages, Hard Cover.

Contents; Part A: the General Directory; Population, Police Districts, Civil Establishments, Aust. Agric. Co., Education Establishments, Businesses, Industries, Professions, Shipping, Mail and Coach Services, Societies and Associations.

Part B: The directory of Inhabitants.

This Book costs $25.00 Plus Postage

To order, please email

or phone 0438623299


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