2018 Hastings Bicentenary community celebration on Town Green, Port Macquarie

Hundreds of people gathered on Town Green in Port Macquarie on Sunday for a community celebration to mark the John Oxley bicentenary.

Food stalls, entertainment, community stands and plenty of fun was had with local Aboriginal dance groups sharing the region’s cultural connections.

The community day was a major event on the bicentenary calendar which has featured an array of performances, art and cultural showcases to mark the significant historic milestone.

It marks 200 years since explorer John Oxley first came to the region.

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