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Part of Maitland, New South Wales.

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Originally Maitland consisted of three separate towns which arose roughly around the same time. West Maitland, now just Maitland, was a privately founded town which grew because of its proximity to the river and which today is the commercial centre of the city. The other areas were East Maitland, which was established by the colonial New South Wales government, and Morpeth, another private town founded by Lieutenant Edward Charles Close (1790-1866), a Peninsular War veteran.

The present city was proclaimed in 1945 with the amalgamation of the three local government areas.

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