Peter Miller Cunningham 1789 – 1864 visited the settlement at Hunter’s River and published his account in a work entitled Two Years in New South Wales; A Series of Letters, comprising Sketches of the Actual State of Society in that Colony; of its Peculiar Advantages to Emigrants; of its Topography, Natural History, &c. &c. by P. Cunningham, Surgeon, R.N. London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1827. Please read our PDF version of Letter VIII, pages 142 – 161, where he described the Maitland Road as a ‘bridle-road’ and informed us of the ‘cart-road’ now in progress.
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