Proclamation Day

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Bathurst will be Celebrating 199 years since first being proclaimed a settlement by Govenor Lachlan Marquarie in 1815 on the banks of the Macquaire River.

The 2014 event will be taking place on Sunday May 11 from 11am - 2pm at Bicentennial Park to commemorate the occasion.

Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland settlement with the celebrations well underway to celebrate our 200th Anniversary in 2015 by celebrating the past, present and future of the city.

This year Proclamation Day will also coincide with Mothers Day, so bring the whole family along and enjoy a lovely Autumn Day in Bathurst celebrating our heritage.

Activities Include:

  • An Acknowledgement to country.
  • Raising of the Australian Flag and Union Jack by the 3rd Bathurst Scouts.
  • Bathurst Mayor Cr Gary Rush will speak about the significance of Proclamation Day to the Bathurst Community.
  • Official blessing of the City.
  • Rotary Duck Race (Time to be confirmed).

Fun and games for the kids including, egg and spoon races, sack races, horse shoe throwing and much more.

Proclamation Day is such an important day for Bathurst, and members of the community are encouraged to come along to celebrate the founding of Bathurst.

Ducks for the Rotary Duck Race can be purchased from Bathurst Regional Council or at the event.

For more information regarding Proclamation Day please contact Events Team at the Bathurst Council.