The 1770 Festival provides the opportunity to acknowledge our historical past as well as pay respect to the many cultures that live together in harmony and make Australia great.
The twin town of Agnes Water and 1770 offer friendship to every person who lives or visits our towns. The 1770 Festival has made many friends over the past 26 years and in the year 2018, we commence the Honours Day program to show our respect and say thank you for their support, whether it be through volunteering, creativeness or sharing of cultures.
The ceremony for this special event will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at centre stage.
Patricia Kan organised the first Captain Cook 1770 Festival in 1992. 26 years later the twin towns of Agnes Water and 1770 community honour your commitment and vision as a pioneer to create a celebration of Lt. James Cook landing in 1770
Uncle Merv Johnson elder of Gooreng Gooreng has shared cultural harmony with Agnes Water and 1770 communities at the 1770 Festival since 1992. The community thanks you for your dedication.
Mayor Matt Burnett presents Honours Award to Uncle Merv Johnson ( accepted by son Edric Johnson)
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