It's been almost 50 years but as long as the memories remain the Manning Aquatic Festival will never be forgotten.
This week's Our History, Our Memories photo gallery looks back at the 1973 edition of the popular carnival.
At its height the festival ran for six nights and three days. That was when there was a long weekend in January to mark Australia Day, regardless of whether it was January 26 or not. The festival started to get the wobbles in the late 1980s and eventually lapsed in the mid-1990s.
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? 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.