The year that was in Armidale | MEGA GALLERY Freya Smith and Paul Giddings enjoy A Day on the Green in March.
Greg and Tracy Konig, of Brisbane, having fun at A Day on the Green in March.
Magistrate Karen Stafford, centre, at the new Armidale Courthouse that opened in January.
Max Model shows his best swing at a tennis tournament in January.
Ian Watson and Tess Southeron survey the dwindling feed at the Campdraft foodlots in January.
Families flocked to Dumaresdq Dam in January as record temperatures scorched the city.
A last-minute rescue package saved Armidale’s art gallery in the Beardy Street Mall from closing in February, allowing artists such as Terry Cooke to hang his works.
Children took to the Monckton Aquatic Centre in the summer school holidays to help cool off.
This year’s Armidale Show boasted the largest ferris wheel in regional Australia.
Children at Newling Public School got their hands dirty to create a wall with a message of reconiliation in March.
Uralla residents gather for a weekend lunch in March.
Armidale Dumaresq Mayor Laurie Bishop, left, with Poh Woodland and Doug Hewitt at the launch of Armidale’s sesquicentenary book.
When two tribes go to war … mock Medieval war games were held at the Pine Forest in April.
These Easter bunnies don hand-made hats for the festive season.
In April, The Express celebrated its 1000th “like” on Facebook. We’re way past that milestone and continue to grow.
Armidale Dumaresq Councillor Colin Gadd surveys Dumaresq Dam, where campers were banned, sparking a rise in vandalism there.
Cadet firefighters put in some practice at Armidale HQ.
New England Conservatorium of Music celebrated a Night of Music in June.
The Shakespeare Festival brought fun and frivolity to Armidale’s CBD for three days in June.
Armidale Dumaresq councillor Chris Halligan at the Allingham Street site where his vision of a youth centre would be built.
Work begins at the new college at the University of New England in July.
The success of Bernie Shakeshaft and his BackTrack team continues to grow throughout the year.
Moves were afoot in July to bring a Peter Allen festival to the streets of Armidale. The late entertainer was a student at Armidale High School.
After weeks of speculation, Professor Annabelle Duncan was confirmed as the incoming Vice-Chancellor at the University of New England.
The annual Relay for Life kicked off at Armidale Showground in September, raising funds for Cancer Council research.
Superair manager David Boundy celebrates his company being named Business of the Year at the annual Armidale Chamber Business awards.
The first pickings of the season at Puddledock.
It’s been a busy year for these members of Uralla’s Country Women’s Association.
The Armidale branch of the RSPCA’s Emma Clark with rescued rabbit Zuzu in October.
Businessman Rob Taber reflects on a tough year for cockies as the drought bites hard.
The Autumn Festival attracted more than 100 floats and thousands of residents who turned out to watch the spectacle.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left and Uralla Mayor Michael Pearce shake over a deal to provide more bins in Uralla.
Armidale’s social scene scored a new wine bar in November on the site of the old car yard in Marsh Street.
Walcha’s Cathy and Anna Lisle brought the My Kitchen Rules juggernaut to the district in February.
From left Holy Smoke’s Toby Partridge, Everett Marchant and Father Anthony Koppman prepare the fireworks to welcome in January 1, 2014. They’re expected to take out the gig again this year.
Former NSW governor Marie Bashir gave a rousing speech to the boys at TAS earlier this month.
Armidale off-duty nurse Darlene Saladine received a commendation for bravery from NSW Ambulance commissioner Ray Creen.
This year’s Swithcing on the Lights festival in Armidale Mall attracted more than 1000 people and was one of the most popular.
Storms rumbled across the Northern Tablelands and Armidale last in November, with hundreds of lightning strikes as captured in this photo looking out from North Hill.
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