CAMDEN Head's Pilot Station will feature in Australian Heritage Week celebrations this year.
Pilot Station manager Ross Butlin is pleased the facility was chosen as the venue for this year's Heritage Week launch, and said he was impressed and surprised by the enthusiasm and local knowledge of the students from Laureiton Public School.
"We are really looking forward to lots of visitors on the day at the Pilot Station," Ross said.
Stage 3 students at Laurieton Public School have been working with Pilot Station artist-in-residence, Sarah Parker, to produce nautical flags replicating those originally used at the site.
The original Pilot Station flags, which are housed in the Maritime Museum of Port Macquarie, are the last complete set from any similar site in Australia.
Students visited the Camden Haven Historical Society Museum, where the original flags have been on loan, to see them first-hand.
They then painted canvas flags, which will be on display at the Pilot Station boatshed and at other locations around Laurieton. Sarah and the students managed to create four complete nautical flag alphabets.
"Replicating the original flags has taught the children how valuable the historic Camden Head Station was to ships," Sarah said.
"It was a wonderful way to interest the children in their local history."
Communities across Australia will host a range of exciting activities during Australian Heritage Week to showcase their local heritage.
"Come along to the Camden Head Pilot Station, and help us acknowledge our region's own unique history," Sarah said.
Australian Heritage Week Open Day Saturday April 16, from 10am-4pm. Entrance via Pilot Beach car park and follow the ramp.