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Commemorate the Morpeth Bicentenary over the weekend of 19 and 20 November 2022.
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Once one of the most important river ports in NSW and an instrumental part of the development of the entire Hunter Valley, the township of Morpeth, originally known by its Aboriginal name ‘Illalaung’ and traditional land of the Wonnarua people, will commemorate the bicentenary of its founding by Lieutenant Edward Charles Close on 19 and 20 November 2022.


Due to the current and ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty around when large scale events can take place, last night, the Morpeth Bicentenary Working Group unanimously voted to postpone the Morpeth Bicentenary to 19 and 20 November 2022. 

By delaying 12 months, it will allow time for restrictions to ease and ensure Council can deliver the best possible event. The Morpeth Bicentenary Working Group wants the opportunity to commemorate the milestone in the best way possible and allow the town of Morpeth and businesses the opportunity to engage with the most amount of people over the weekend. 

We would still appreciate your interest in the Bicentenary and the team will still be working away in the background to ensure the activity program is moving ahead for 2022. 

If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions please  email us at [email protected] 

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