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05-August-2017 (Bryan Hardy)
05-August-2017 (Bryan Hardy)

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Bryan Hardy

The Spirit of Sport statue was unveiled in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of Federation.

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia formed one nation. They kept the systems of government that they had developed as separate colonies but also would have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Location

Address:Barwon Terrace , John Landy Field , South Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.165771
Long: 144.359752
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event STart Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd February, 2001
Front Inscription

Spirit of Sport

1901 - 2001

A Federation Fund Project

This statue was unveiled by John Landy MBE, Governor of Victoria on the 3rd February 2001, to commemorate the Centenary of the Federation of Australia

Source: MA
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