Proclamation Day celebrates the shared history of Bathurst. The event is held in the exact location Governor Lachlan Macquarie placed the Union Jack, Macquarie River Flag Staff, marking Bathurst as Australia’s first inland European in 1815. The event celebrates the shared history of Bathurst, with the Wiradjuri people and wider Bathurst community.
Included in the celebrations of Proclamation Day is a ceremony recognising past and present members of Bathurst who have contributed to shaping the town. Each year, new Living Legends are celebrated at the official ceremony at the Flagstaff, before the ceremony moves to the Pillars of Bathurst, where pivotal past members of Bathurst are acknowledged.
On Proclamation Day, the community is invited to explore the rich history of Bathurst, with a self-guided tour of The Delightful Spots Trail.
Proclamation Day will be held Sunday 3 May 2020 from 10am at Macquarie’s Flag Staff with the announcement of this year’s Living Legends, Pillars of Bathurst and the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship winner.