High Street, Maitland in 1886

High Street, Maitland 1886 Digitally remastered by David Sciffer from the original Mahlstedt and Gee plans, 2019. (Courtesy of David Sciffer)

“High Street, Maitland 1886” has been digitally remastered by David Sciffer from the original 1886 Mahlstedt and Gee plans, 2019. We thank Mr Sciffer for allowing the University’s Hunter Living Histories to make this work accessible to the wider research communities.

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High Street, Maitland 1886 Digitally remastered by David Sciffer from the original Mahlstedt and Gee plans, 2019. (6.3MB PDF File)

David would like assistance in positively identifying the business name of a Printery in the map.

“between Abbott and Devonshire Streets there is a Printer noted but in every copy I can find the name is distorted. I know there was a printer in the area called Thomas at the time, but the name on this map seems to begin with M – and I can’t find a printer in Maitland at the era who fits the bill.”

Anyone who can help with this is welcome to leave a comment below this post. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Gionni Di Gravio
5 November 2019


3 thoughts on “High Street, Maitland in 1886

  1. Hi Gionni,

    I suggest that the name of the Printer is T Dimmock. On the map you will see this name written on the block of land to the left rear of where the obscured name appears. I have found several advertisements for T Dimmock, Lithographic Printing and General Job Printing Works, in the Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser for 1885/6. (Trove) . Mr Dimmock advertised that he was a Gas Machine Printer. Might the word beginning with /M/ be “Machine”?

    These are my thoughts,

    David Porter

    PS . I did not know how to include one of the ads as an attachment.

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