Booklet, The History of Port Macquarie and Guide for Tourists; Charles Uptin; Po...


Port Macquarie Museum


Booklet, The History of Port Macquarie and Guide for Tourists

About this object

Printed black and white booklet comprising 48 pages including illustrations and maps. The cream coloured cardboard cover features the Coat-of-Arms of Major Archibald Clunes Innes. The spine is stapled. Most of the photographs in the booklet were taken by D. R. Smith. Other contributors to the booklet were E. A. Mowle, Ray Dick and P Hatsatouris.

The booklet was compiled by Port Macquarie News owner and editor, Charles Uptin [1913-1996]. It was produced to provide an accurate account of the establishment of Port Macquarie and to enable visitors, as well as local residents, to find their way about the town and district. This was the first edition of the booklet and sold for 3 shillings per copy. It was sold at Blair's newsagency, real estate agents and the Hastings District Historical Society.


Port Macquarie News

Maker Role



Charles Uptin

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Port Macquarie

Medium and Materials

Paper, ink, metal

Inscription and Marks

A typed piece of paper headed 'Correction' is glued to page 3. It lists names relating to Oxley's 1818 expedition.


168mm L, 120mm W, 3mm Deep

Subject and Association Keywords


Credit Line

Donor: A Bain

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from


Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.


eHive copyright disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. For further information see our Copyright Claims page.