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The Garden Palace Plaque : 19-March-2013
The Garden Palace Plaque : 19-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plaque erected in 1979, originally located in the Pioneers Memorial Garden, commemorates the centenary of the opening of Sydney's first International Exhibition on the 17th September 1879 in the Garden Palace which was destroyed by fire in 1882.

Monument characteristics:
Bronze plaque, incised letters with line drawing of the Garden Palace. 

Location

Address:Macquarie Street & Shakespeare Place, inset in footpath near Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.865504
Long: 151.212761
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th September, 1979
Front Inscription

THE GARDEN PALACE

Built in the gardens close by for the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition, the Garden Palace was a spectacular sight. Its sudden destruction by fire in 1882 was equally spectacular.

This plaque is sponsored by Caltex

Commemorating Our Heritage. The New South Wales Government

Source: MA,H
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