Sesqui Centenary BridgePrint Page
Bridge opened and named in 1968 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Port Macquarie.
The first to investigate the Hastings River Valley was John Oxley who followed the river during an overland trek from the Tamworth district in 1818. He named the river after the governor-general of India and, when he arrived at its estuary, he named the site Port Macquarie after the governor of NSW, Lachlan Macquarie, who initiated the expedition.
|Address:||William Street, Port Macquarie, 2444|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.431236|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||Peter Vaggelas|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 20th June, 1968|
WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED AND NAMED THE
SESQUI CENTENARY BRIDGE
BY THE MINISTER FOR LANDS,
THE HON. THOMAS LANCELOT LEWIS, M.L.A.
ON THE 20TH JUNE 1968, THE YEAR OF THE
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF PORT MACQUARIE
THIS BRIDGE WAS CONSTRUCTED BY Mr. PETER VAGGELAS