Situated a top of a ridge, overlooking the Spencer Gulf and Yorke Valley, Maitland is geographically the central town on Yorke Peninsula.
Due to higher rainfall than other parts of the Yorke Peninsula, Maitland is surrounded by some of the best barley country in Australia. The town's layout was designed to be like Adelaide, with plenty of parklands and straight streets, making it a very pretty town.
Maitland is a great place to base yourself during the busy tourist seasons. It is only a 15 minute drive from both the east and west coasts. You will love the great community spirit, with a number of events based around the town.
Named after the wife of the First Lord of Kilkerran in Scotland, Lady Jean Maitland, the town was proclaimed in 1872. Initially, Maitland was known as Yorke Valley. The native Aborigines, the Narungga tribe, called it Madi Waltu, meaning 'White Flint' in reference to the White Limestone Cliffs.
The Maitland Hotel was one of the first buildings built in 1874. Initially, it was only one storey high and used as the local community hall. Until the first police station was built in 1879, the licensees of hotels were required to use the hotel to receive corpses for the Coroner's inquest.
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