Tamworth 200: Bicentenary Celebrations, what's on and where

Tamworth in the 1980's. Photo: Coalfields Historical Society
Tamworth in the 1980's. Photo: Coalfields Historical Society

SUNDAY marks two centuries history in Tamworth, and the entire city is gearing up to celebrate.

With activities across Sunday there’s plenty to keep residents busy.

Bicentenary Celebration coordinator Mike Cashman said Tamworth has changed greatly since Europeans settled on the land of Kamilaroi people.

“With the initial arrival of the Australian Agricultural Company and their convict workforce displacing a handful of squatters along the Peel, to what we have today,” he said.

“A progressive, thriving inland city.”

With performances from the Tamworth and Filipino bands, a call to attention from the Town Crier, Father’s Day fun, and athletic events – there’s something for everyone.

”This Sunday at Bicentennial Park all facets of the community have the opportunity to come together to celebrate all the positives that Tamworth citizens share,” Mr Cashman.

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Winner of the Year 3 poetry competition will share his poem On Top of Everything, Tamworth is the Best Place Ever in the World – and Bendemeer cricketer Josh Hazlewood will come along as guest of honour.

“A great example of ‘local boy makes good’ and surely an inspiration, in particular to the youths that are present,” Mr Cashman said.

He might even take part in the World Championship Lolly Scramble.

Also on Sunday is the eight kilometre John Oxley Reenactment Walk with free bus transport and lunch.

The celebrations are in Bicentennial Park from 8:45am.