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01-April-2014
01-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A bridge opened and named in 1968 commemorates 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.

Location

Address:William Street, Port Macquarie, 2444
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.431236
Long: 152.905593
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Monument Manufacturer:Peter Vaggelas

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th June, 1968
Front Inscription

This bridge was officially opened and named ths 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


 

Source: MA
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