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This bibliography on the history of Maitland grew from the list of references provided in the book Maitland on the Hunter (see Walsh and Archer 2007 below). The list has been updated to include key publications on Maitland's history published since 2007.


Abbott JHM (1942). The Newcastle Packets and the Hunter Valley. Currawong Publishing, Sydney NSW.

Andrews BR (2007, 2nd edit.). Coal, Railways and Mines - The Story of the Railways and Colleries of J & A Brown. Iron Horse Press.

Anon (1998). Government Schools of New South Wales 1848-1998: 150 years. NSW Department of Education and Training.

Attenborough P (2001). South Maitland Railways. Everleigh Press.

Baker DS (1986). From Yeoman to Brickmasters. F Baker & Sons.

Barcan A (1988). Two Centuries of Education in New South Wales. NSW University Press, Kensington NSW.

Black G (2009). Chasing Australia's Last Major Steam Railway. Australian Railway History 60, no. 857.

Bogle J (1993). Caroline Chisholm: the emigrant's friend. Gracewing, England.

Brabazon (1843). General Town Directory of NSW 1843. Mitchell Library, Sydney NSW.

Brown B (Ed, 2000). Maitland in the Media 1841-1845. Self published, Cessnock NSW.

Buckman FN (comp., 2003). Flood Plain of Faith: 150 Year History of the Bolwarra Methodist/Uniting Church 1846-1996. Bolwarra Uniting Church, Bolwarra, NSW.

Burke D (1995). Making the Railways. State Library of New South Wales Press, Sydney NSW.

Campbell H (1966). The Diocese of Maitland 1866 - 1966.

Campbell JF (1926). The Genesis of Rural Settlement on the Hunter. Royal Australian Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings Vol XII part II 1926.

Crethary J (1995). A History of World War II Largs Military Training Camp.

Crockett P (1993). Evatt A Life. OUP.

Donald JK & Hungerford ME (1984). Exploring the Hunter Region. Kangaroo Press, Sydney NSW.

Driver, R (2009). Boom and Despair - The South Maitland Railways in the 1920s. Australian Railway History 60, no. 857.

Dunn, I (1998) The Morpeth Branch in 'Byways of Steam 14'. Eveleigh Press, Matraville NSW.

Eardley GH (1969). The Railways of the South Maitland Coalfields. Australian Railway Historical Society, NSW.

Eichholzer M (undated). Our Girls: Maitland Girls High School 1884-1984.

Elkin AP (1937). Morpeth and I. Australasian Medical Publishing Co, Sydney NSW.

Elkin AP (1955). The Diocese of Newcastle. Australasian Medical Publishing Co, Sydney NSW.

Elkin AP (1937). Some Early Chaplains and Churches in the Hunter River Valley. Royal Australian Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings 1937.

Fairleigh M and Doherty P (2007). The Louth Park Mob - Memories Come Flooding Back.

Fredman LE, Montague R, Parkes WS, Callen T, Youldon J and Dunlop G (1979). A Town to be Laid Out. Maitland 1829-1979.

Fredman LE (1986). John Gillies: the Member for Maitland. Journal of Hunter Valley History, vol 2 no 1.

Goudie J (undated). The Centenary of St Stephens Church East Maitland 1845 - 1945.

Gow R & W & Birch V (2000). World War I North Coast Anzacs.

Grantham I (Ed, 1999). XYZ Goes North - an account of a trip to Hunter's River and a visit to Wollombi and the Cumnaroy. Wirrimbirra Workshop, Kulnura NSW.

Guilford E (1985). That Spirited Townsman, Mr Reeves: the life and times of Henry Reeves of Segenhoe and of Maitland. Journal of Hunter Valley History, vol 1 no. 2 1985.

Heaton B, Preston G and Rabbitt M (undated). Science, Success and Soirees - the Mechanics' Institute movement in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter. Newcastle History Monograph no. 14. Newcastle Regional Library, NSW.

Heritage Group (1998). Maitland Correctional Centre and Police Properties - Conservation Plan (final draft). Department of Public Works and Services, NSW.

Hoban M (1973). Fifty-one Pieces of Wedding Cake - a biography of Caroline Chisholm. Lowden, Kilmore Vic.

Hoskins J (1977). Speedway Walkabout. Studio Publications.

Huddleston G, Green E, Kaleski L & Young R (1948). Report of Hunter River Flood Mitigation Committee. Department of Conservation NSW.

Hunter C (1986). Government Cottages at Hunter's River. Journal of Hunter Valley History vol 2 no. 1, 1986.

Hunter C (1997). Historical Survey of Morpeth Wharves. Hunter House Publications, Raymond Terrace NSW.

Hunter C (1999). Bourke Street Maitland. Maitland City Council.

Hunter C (2001). Horseshoe Bend, Maitland. Maitland City Council.

Hunter C and Boydell W (2004). Time Gentlemen, Please! Maitland's Hotels Past and Present. Maitland City Council.

Hunter C (2006). Out of the Closet - Maitland Water Stories. Maitland City Council.

Hunter C (2008). Maitland Architecture: 19 Decades of Residential Design: Hearths and Homes. Maitland City Council.

Hunter C (2012). Bound for Wallis Plains - Maitland's Convict Settlers. Maitland City Council.

Jervis J (1940). The Genesis of Settlement at Wallis Plains and the Maitlands. Royal Australian Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings 1940.

Jervis J (1953). The Hunter Valley - a century of its history. Royal Australian Historical Society, Journal and Proceedings, vol 39 part III.

Joyce RB (1984). Samuel Walter Griffith. University of Queensland Press , St Lucia QLD.

Kaluski M (1983). The Poles in Maitland. Polish Association of New South Wales - Maitland Branch.

Keating C (1997). A History of the Army Camp and Migrant Camp at Greta, New South Wales, 1939-1960. Uri Windt, Burwood NSW.

Kelly G (undated). The Lacemakers of Calais. Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais.

Kelly G (undated, c1998). Well Suited to the Colony. Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais.

Keys C (2008). Maitland, City on the Hunter - Fighting Floods or Living with Them? Hunter-Central Rivers CMA.

Kiddle M (1950). Caroline Chisholm. Melbourne University Press.

Lauchland ES (1945). The Maitland Girls' High School. Royal Australian Historical Society - Journal and Proceedings, 1945.

Macqueen, A (2004). Somewhat Perilous: The Journeys of Singleton, Parr, Howe, Myles and Blaxland in the Northern Blue Mountains. Self published, Wentworth Falls, NSW.

Madew AS (1933). The Agriculture of the Hunter River Valley, 1830-50. MA Thesis.

Maitland and District Historical Society (1983). A History of Maitland. The Council of the City of Maitland, NSW.

Maitland B (1999). The Pender Index - a guide to the architectural work of the Pender practice of Maitland NSW, 1863-1988. University of Newcastle, NSW.

Manuel DL (1970). Men and Machines - the Brambles Story. Ure Smith, Sydney NSW

Mawson R (Ed, 1971). The Morpeth Story 1821. Morpeth Progress Association Inc, Morpeth NSW.

McDonald, Janece. Innovation, Invention and Enterprise: History of Beekeeping in Maitland. Maitland, 2012.

Miller J (1985). Koori: A will to win. Angus and Robertson, Sydney NSW

Mitchell CJ (1984). Hunters River. Family of Cecily Joan Mitchell, Sydney NSW.

National Trust of Australia (1983). Video: Steam Railways of the South Maitland Coalfields. Broadaxe Film Productions.

Nittim R (1966). Flood Studies on the Lower Hunter River, New South Wales. Masters Thesis, School of Civil Engineering, University of New South Wales.

Park R & Champion R (1995). Home Before Dark .Viking

Parkes WS (1986). German Immigration to the Hunter Valley in the mid 19th Century. Journal of Hunter Valley History, volume 2 number 1, 1986.

Perry TM (1963). Australia's First Frontier. The spread of settlement in New South Wales 1788-1829. Melbourne University Press, Carlton Vic.

Preston RG (1982). The Great Northern Railway: Newcastle to Maitland 1857 - 1982. NSW Rail Transport Museum 1982.

Ramsland J (2001). Maitland Gaol 1844-1998. Verand Press, Sydney.

Renwick C (1956). A Survey of Maitland Floods. Unpublished. Hunter Valley Research Foundation, Newcastle NSW.

Sullivan J (2003). A Fortunate Liaison - Dr Adoniah Vallack and Jackey Jackey. Paterson Historical Society, Paterson, NSW.

Swanwick R (1994). Les Darcy - The Legend. Topmill Pty Ltd, Sydney.

Turner JW (Ed, 1973). Newcastle as a Convict Settlement: The Evidence before J.T. Bigge in 1819-1821. Newcastle City Council, NSW.

Turner J (1988). The Rise of High Street, Maitland - a pictorial history. The Council of the City of Maitland, the Maitland Bicentennial Community Committee and the Maitland Mercury, Maitland NSW.

Turner J & Sullivan J (1987). From Nobbys to Paterson. Hunter History Consultants.

Waddell J (1996). A History of St Peter's Church East Maitland NSW.

Walsh B and Archer C (2007, 2nd edit). Maitland on the Hunter. CB Alexander Foundation, Paterson NSW.

Webb, McKeown & Assoc (1993). Lower Hunter Valley Supplementary Flood Study Report: compendium of data, June 1993. Public Works Department, NSW

Wheelhouse F (1978). Eleanor Mary Hinder - an Australian woman's social welfare work in China between the wars. Wentworth Books, Sydney NSW.

Whitehouse RP (Edit.). The Magpie - Magazine of Maitland Boys High School. Special Jubilee Number, vol XIX, November 1933.

Williams G (1998). On the Shoulders of Giants - the story of the Marist Brothers in the Hunter Region 1898 - 1998.

Williams S (1986). The Flying Pieman.

Willson R & McCarthy K (1965). Maitland Tramway Ventures. South Pacific Electric Railway Co-operative Soc, Sydney NSW.

Windross J & Ralston JP (1897). Historical Records of Newcastle. Facsimile edition 1978, Library of Australian History, Sydney NSW.

Wood L (1994). A Centenary History of the Maitland and District Cricket Association 1894-1994.

Wood L, Banfield J, Sippe A and Griffith G (1963). 1863 Maitland 1963. The Council of the City of Maitland, NSW.

Wood WA (1972). Dawn in the Valley. The Story of Settlement in the Hunter River Valley to 1833. Wentworth Books, Sydney NSW.

Zimmerman B (2000). The Making of a Diocese: Maitland, its Bishop, priests and people 1866-1909. Melbourne University Press.