Once one of the most important river ports in NSW and an instrumental part of the development of the entire Hunter Valley, the township of Morpeth, will commemorate the bicentenary of its founding by Lieutenant Edward Charles Close, November 20 & 21st, 2021.
Help Morpeth keep the memories alive.
Bring your Morpeth photos, postcards, documents and have them scanned. Newcastle Herald journalist & book author Greg Ray will be on site at St James Hall (corner of Tank & High Streets, Morpeth), over the weekend to scan photos from Morpeth and surrounding districts for inclusion in the Morpeth Museum & Newcastle University photographic archives.
If Greg & Sylvia Ray get enough interesting photos of people, activities, buildings, the 1955 flood, wartime, transport, events, unique individuals… from the last 200 years, they may compile them into a new photographic book.
Morpeth has played host to an amazing array of festivals and events over the years. Perhaps you have a photo or two from a jazz festival, corn pickers picnic, horse races by the river, honey, chilli, gourd or vintage farm machinery festivals. A number of personalities have also visited Morpeth/Maitland over the years: Prince Charles & Lady Diana, Ivan Lendl, Marcia Hines, Jon English & Super Hubert to name just a few. Do you have a photo?
A photographic display of Historic Morpeth will be set up in the church hall for visitors to view. Entry is free.