Hastings Bicentenary offers huge choice of community events to celebrate the region

Deputy mayor: Lisa Intemann says the community should get along to some of the many Hastings Bicentennial events and celebrate our region.
Deputy mayor: Lisa Intemann says the community should get along to some of the many Hastings Bicentennial events and celebrate our region.

We’re now well into the series of events to celebrate the Bicentenary of John Oxley’s exploration of our area. Most events are organised and run by the community, but council is providing significant assistance to many of them. I’ve been to three which were all great. 

The Back to Bonnys family day on the long weekend drew a huge crowd, followed by a gala dinner at the surf club. St Thomas’ Church in Port hosted bush ballads, and last weekend the Governor’s Ball at Wauchope RSL was very flash, with locals decked out in heritage finery. Jeannette, you looked especially wonderful in gold. Also last weekend a garden party was hosted by David and Charlotte Gillespie at their heritage homestead Claremont House. 

Special mention goes to the folk of Wauchope District Historical Society who bring a great touch to many of these events with their heritage-inspired outfits. 

There are plenty of events still to come – with no less than six on this coming weekend alone, plus many others in the weeks to come. See council’s website for details of the many creative, musical and historical performances and displays.

Council’s own main event is October 28, on the Town Green from 11am until 5pm, with entertainment, heritage walks and delicious food offerings.

Cr Intemann’s stories from a civic heart are her opinions and not necessarily those of council.

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