Convicts, Pioneers and Settlers


Port Macquarie's short history as a penal colony lasted from 1821 to 1832 when it was disbanded. A small number of 'specials' were retained in the colony until 1847.  

Family Files

Volunteers have compiled genealogical information on early families of the Hastings region. These files usually consist of family group charts and  newspaper articles. 


The Hastings region has many cemeteries. Some are Heritage listed and others are quite remote.

Archibald Clunes Innes & Annabella Boswell

Links to information about Major Archibald Innes and his niece Annabella Boswell

Australian Dictionary of Biography  

 Many early settlers of the Hastings have been profiled in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
 Type "Port Macquarie" into the search box on the page. 

Greville's 1872 Post Office Directory for Port Macquarie

An alphabetical list of persons resident in Port Macquarie in 1872 giving address and occupation.

World War One & the Hastings 

Service details and notes on the men and women who served in World War One and whose names  appear on the Port Macquarie War Memorial.