Maitland 200 Years community day on this Sunday

Janece McDonald with a replica 1880's engraving of Maitland.
Janece McDonald with a replica 1880's engraving of Maitland.

A total of 25 diverse community groups have committed to the upcoming Maitland 200 Years community day in Maitland Park.

Activities at the event this Sunday include Indigenous face painting and dance, Frank's Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre, a barbecue put on by Rotary, a cake and slice stall, history presentations, native plants, performances by Maitland City Pipes and Drums and Maitland City Choir, a visit by a steam engine and more.

All people are welcome to come along and are invited to dress up as a convict or early settler or in ethnic dress.

“Let us celebrate Maitland’s past, present and future and its amazing diversity,” Maitland 200 committee member Janece McDonald said.

Attendees should bring a chair, picnic rug and picnic basket.

The event is an acknowledgement of migration to what was then known as Wallis Plains between Pitnacree and Oakhampton in the early 1800’s.