MORE than 200 years of history will be marked during special events in Bathurst on Sunday.
The city will celebrate Proclamation Day, the official date of which is May 7, at multiple locations by the Macquarie River.
Mayor Graeme Hanger said the day was about the "shared history" of Bathurst, with celebrations held in the location Governor Lachlan Macquarie placed the Union Jack in 1815.
"The event provides members an opportunity to remember and learn more about our region's rich and vibrant history and the people who helped make Bathurst the wonderful city it is today," he said
To start the day, a formal ceremony will be held at the flagstaff in Stanley Street from 10am on Sunday morning.
It will reflect on Bathurst's past and also see seven more residents added to the Living Legends honour roll, taking the total number of inductees to 230.
"The response during the nomination process was positive with many strong applications," Cr Hanger said.
And for the first time, the winner of the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal will be announced at the Proclamation Day ceremony.
Following the ceremony, residents will be invited to the Pillars of Bathurst monument, where a further 11 plaques will be unveiled in another ceremony.
Cr Hanger said residents were encouraged to take advantage of the Delightful Spot trail, where they are able to go on a self-guided tour to learn more of Bathurst's rich history.