Maitland, city (2016 pop. 77,305), New South Wales, SE Australia, on the Hunter River. It is a railroad junction and agricultural center with light manufacturing. Maitland began as a convict settlement in 1824. The river has flooded in 1893, 1949, and 1955.

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