Port Macquarie’s earliest neighbours were the estates established shortly after the Hastings district was opened to free settlers in August 1830. Free settlement created new opportunities for the colony’s residents, and particularly those who had continuing or former connections with the Port Macquarie convict establishment. New neighbourhoods created friendships but also disputes over property boundaries, rights of way and, in some cases, ownership. This talk explores Port Macquarie’s early free settlements and the personalities that were neighbours.

When: Tuesday 6 September 2016, 10:00-11:30am
Where: Port Macquarie Museum, 22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Cost: Free
Contact: pmmuseum@bigpond.com or 02 6583 1108
Presented by the Port Macquarie Historical Society.

Image: Port Macquarie Historical Society


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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