The Port Macquarie-Hastings region has a European history dating back to 1818. This page links to resources chronicling the region’s history from penal Colony to free settlement.
- Australian dictionary of biography
- Greville’s 1872 Post Office Directory for Port Macquarie
- People & occupations: mainly from a notebook compiled by Miss Norah Flynn from Council Minutes 1887-1898 [and some later dates]
- Port Macquarie Counter Petition 14th April, 1859: a petition to counter the petition to create a Municipality of Port Macquarie, containing the names of 120 residents of the district at that time.