The First Pilot: Dr Jonathan Drane Book Launch

Community Event

14 Apr 2021 Once Only Event

Book Launch ‘The First Pilot’ by award-winning Australian Writer Jonathan Drane depicts the history of a Pilot Station.

For those who have stayed in Dunbogan for any length of time, this story will resonate with their love of the beauty of the river mouth, its towering mountain and the history of its people, past and present.

The story of Isaac and Frances Williams is a mystery that is founded in the oral and written history of Dunbogan, Laurieton and Port Macquarie on the north New South Wales coast. Isaac is recorded as the first (pilot) boatman at the pilot station that sits on the headland at Dunbogan; Frances, who was his second wife is buried in a shallow sand grave on the headland.

Bookings will be taken through the website. Please use the Booking Request Form found on the Bookings and Functions page to send through your request and the team will get back to you with all the details.

Bookings includes drinks and nibbles.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

14 Apr 2021

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