From an article in the online Armidale Express -A HERITAGE project focusing on a forgotten Jewish cemetery in Maitland, based on research by Dr Janis Wilton of the University of New England, has won a major National Trust award.

Dr Wilton’s book, ‘Maitland Jewish Cemetery: a Monument to Dreams and Deeds’, published last year, recreates the historical and cultural context of the Jewish cemetery in Maitland, provides biographical details on 52 people buried there, transcribes and translates the inscriptions on the 42 surviving gravestones, and documents the history of the cemetery itself – from its acquisition by the Maitland Jewish community in 1846 to its last recorded burial in 1934, and then through periods of neglect and flood damage to eventual reconsecration and heritage listing.