Maitland's first merchants opened a store in 1825 - and they were strange bedfellows

By Kevin Short
Updated April 28 2020 - 2:05pm, first published April 27 2020 - 11:00am
HOW WE WERE: The former alignment of the river and its proximity to High Street.
HOW WE WERE: The former alignment of the river and its proximity to High Street.

In May 1825 Frederick Boucher and Capt William Powditch opened a store in Newcastle and soon after an agency at Wallis Plains (West Maitland). They became Maitland's first Merchants.

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