Maitland, New South Wales
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Maitland, New South Wales

Maitland Town Hall, High Street
Australian Place
StateNew South Wales
Density155.1 /km2 401.7 /sq mi
Elevation3 m 9.8 ft
Area396 km2 152.9 sq mi
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
- Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
Property ValueAUD $255,000
State DistrictMaitland
Federal DivisionHunter

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Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166 km (103.1 mi) by road north of Sydney and 35 km (21.7 mi) north-west of Newcastle. It is on the New England Highway about 17 km (10.6 mi) from its start at Hexham.

It has approximately 61,431 inhabitants, spread over an area of 396 km2 (152.9 sqmi), although the main built up area predominantly forms a strip along the New England Highway between the suburbs of Rutherford and Metford respectively. The city centre is located on the southern bank of the Hunter River, protected by a levee from potential flooding.

Surrounding areas include the cities of Cessnock and Singleton Local Government Areas.

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Floods :
Maitland floods
Year Details
1806 Prior to settlement, but biggest on record. Reports of floodwaters being as high as 24.4 m (80.1 ft).
1820 Settlers report finding driftwood in trees 18.9 m (62 ft) above the normal river level.
1832 Seven killed, floodwaters peak at 8.9 m (29.2 ft).
1834 Floodwaters peak at 8.9 m (29.2 ft).
1857 Floodwaters peak at 9.2 m (30.2 ft).
1893 Extensive flooding destroys homes in Louth Park and Victoria Street. Nine killed.
1913 Floodwaters inundate central Maitland. Homes are lost on Mount Pleasant Street and in Horseshoe Bend.
1930 Floodwaters inundate Maitland.
1931 Floodwaters inundate Maitland.
1949 Floodwaters invade lower High Street, Maitland.
1951 Flooding in Maitland.
1952 Flooding in Maitland.
1955 Twenty five killed, 2,180 homes invaded by water.
1971 Biggest flood on record since 1955.
1998 Minor flooding in the Maitland district.
2007 Floodwaters invade suburbs of Maitland; central Maitland escapes flooding.

Cities of New South Wales

Capital: Sydney
Cities: Albury * Armidale * Bathurst * Blue Mountains * Broken Hill * Cessnock * Coffs Harbour * Dubbo * Gosford * Goulburn * Grafton * Griffith * Lake Macquarie * Lismore * Lithgow * Maitland * Newcastle * Nowra * Orange * Queanbeyan * Tamworth * Wagga Wagga * Wollongong

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