Maitland's 1913 flood had major impacts on the community

By Chas Keys
May 12 2024 - 9:00am
The flood of May 1913 had residents in Devonshire Street, Maitland rowing to their homes. Picture supplied.
The flood of May 1913 had residents in Devonshire Street, Maitland rowing to their homes. Picture supplied.

By any measure, the 1955 flood was the greatest of all the floods of Maitland since European settlement began in 1818. It killed more local people (11) than any other the next worst death tolls were a possible (but unconfirmed) six or seven in 1832 and five in both 1840 and 1893 and it did vastly more damage in terms of houses destroyed and infrastructure impaired.

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