This week's Our History, Our Memories gallery looks back at one of the most popular events for children in the Manning.
Back in the 1970s, children took part in a kite flying fun day at the Kennedy family's farm at Taree Estate.
In the week leading up to the event, hundreds of children would make their kites from scratch with brown paper, string, straw and rags. Their efforts would be rewarded, the largest, smallest and highest flying kites recognised. The day was very popular with students from Taree West Public School.
The Manning River Times photographer was regularly tasked to attend social functions and this stunning collection of images is a snapshot of the time.
We have been delving into the Manning River Times photo archives and while every picture tells a story, sometimes the background to that story is lost.
Do you recognise a face, a venue, an occasion? Feedback and shared memories are most welcome.