The Tenterfield community gathered on Monday to mark the town shire's sesquicentenary.
The initially planned celebrations were toned down thanks to COVID-19 caution and restriction uncertainty, but a group of about 60 residents gathered outside the council chambers for the official unveiling of the building plaque and commemorative book launch.
"With COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns throughout the year, the steering committee of the celebrations have pieced together a small celebration," said Tenterfield Mayor Peter Petty.
"We had three past mayors Toby Smith, Peter Jeffrey and Lucy Sullivan, along with a representative from the office of Hon. Janelle Saffin MP officiating the unveiling and launch."
Pat and Barbara Curr were also special guests, both descendants of the first mayor of Tenterfield, Thomas Wellburn.
Local Aboriginal Elder Cheryl Duroux performed a welcome to country. She also paid respect to the ancestors past, present and future of the Jukembal (Yukambul) people who were the first to inhabit the region.
The formalities were followed by a walkthrough of the newly refurbished Tenterfield Emergency Management Centre and a screening of the trailer for 'Glimpses' - a film created by Peter Harris celebrating the last 150 years of the municipality.
"Council would like to acknowledge all the hard work of the committee behind the scenes," Mr Petty said.
"And the assistance of council staff and volunteers from within our great community."
A special cake was then served, and guests were able to buy a copy of the Commemorative Sesquicentenary Book and have it autographed by the four mayors in attendance. Copies are now on sale at the council chambers.
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