Take a walk with our guide, Michael Belcher and the Friends of Grossmann House, along the main street of the village of Greta, a small town just west of Maitland.
Greta was first surveyed in 1823 and laid out as a town in 1842. It was part of the original route from Sydney to Wallis Plains (Maitland) via Richmond and Patricks Plains (Singleton).
The town prospered when coal was discovered at Anvil Creek in 1862 and many buildings from that period remain. Greta has an important milestone this year when the 70th anniversary of the Greta Army Camp, then to become the Greta Migrant Camp, is remembered with a number of local events. At the end of World War II thousands of migrants started their new lives in Australia at the Greta Camp, and many remained in the Hunter Valley to live and work, enriching the community with their different cultures.
**There will be some uneven street walking.**
- National Trust members – $20
- Concession, adults – $25
- BOOK ONLINE
Tickets include tour and afternoon tea, which will be provided in a local hall.
Bookings essential. For more information and to book please call Phone Holly on (02) 4933 3330.
(All proceeds from this event will go towards the ongoing maintenance of Brough and Grossmann Houses, our Maitland National Trust properties.)