The Manning River Aquatic Festival lives large in the memory of many of our residents and former residents.
There was something to interest everyone. Thousands lined the main street for the aquatic street parade. And then there was sailing, speedboats, carnival rides and sideshows, top notch entertainment and of course fancy dress night.
Many of these photos from 43 years ago haven't been seen since they were taken.
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.
Which is why we are asking our readers to help. Do you recognise a face, a venue, an occasion?
We will continue publish a selections of images from events such as the Manning River Aquatic Festival (remember the children's dress up night), Taree Show, race days, surf carnivals and school functions.
Soak up the nostalgia. Feedback and shared memories are most welcome.
Visit the Manning River Times website at 6pm every Wednesday to view the latest gallery in the series.