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Port Macquarie News Centenary Plaque : June 2014
Port Macquarie News Centenary Plaque : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Time capsule planted in 1982 to mark the centenary of the Port Macquarie News.

The paper was first printed and published on 8 July 1882 by Alfred Edward Pountney as the Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate. It was published under this name from 1882 - 1950. The paper was circulated in the Bellinger, Nambucca, Macleay, Wilson, Camden Haven, and Manning Rivers, and throughout the whole of the Port Macquarie and Hastings River district.



Address:Horton Street, Port Macquarie, 2444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.428027
Long: 152.907857
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1882
Approx. Event End Date:1982


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 2nd July, 1982
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1882 - 1982

The Rt. Hon. J. D. Anthony M.P Deputy Prime Minister implanted time capsule July 2, 1982, to mark centenary Port Macqurie News.

It contains centenary issue "News " of 1880s, Hastings Heritage sketches, Printed matter, Convict brick, Other memorabilia.

Mayor N.F.Matesich.

Source: H, MA
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