Vibrant Port Macquarie is no prisoner to its past

By Michael Turtle
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:41pm, first published February 6 2021 - 2:30am
The view of Port Macquarie from a helicopter ride with Affinity Aviation. Picture: Michael Turtle

Look down as you walk past the Glasshouse arts centre in Port Macquarie and you'll notice dark brick-shaped lines across the footpath. They were put here to mark the location of cottages that once stood on this spot, with some of the foundations protected and still visible in a small museum in the Glasshouse's basement. The cottages belonged to the convict overseers of the harsh and isolated penal colony founded here in 1821, which will be commemorated this year as the official bicentennial of Port Macquarie.

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