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|LGA:||City of Maitland|
In 1823 Thomas McDougall received a land grant of 360 hectares on the banks of the Hunter River opposite the thriving village of West Maitland. McDougall named his grant Lorn. Thomas's brother John took over the grant in 1826 after Thomas died. a relative Alexander McDougall built Lorn House on a parcel of land subdivided from the original grant. A punt was used to cross the Hunter River to Maitland.
Following the English and American model in 1911 planning was well underway to make Lorn a Garden Suburb with street plantations and reserved established from this time. With subdivisions of the land divided between the McDougall family by 1923 the completion of the main residential of today’s Lorn was made and in 1927 it was stated, “the fine suburb of Lorn is regarded as a model residential area”.
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