1770 was the year Captain James Cook sailed and charted the east coast of Australia.
On his voyage he named many local land marks, including Black Head, the Three Brothers mountains - South, North and Middle Brother - and Cape Hawke.
To mark the bicentenary of this, Taree held a celebration which included, according to our photo archives, a reenactment of Cook's landing.
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?
Over the next few weeks we will 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.