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A Time Capsule to be opened in 2051, commemorates the centenary of Federation of the Australian colonies in 1901..
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 (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to 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.
|Address:||Church Street Mall, Town Hall, Parramatta, 2150|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.815707|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1901|
|Actual Event End Date:||2001|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 23rd April, 2002|
In 2051, Parramatta City Council`s Centenary of Federation Time Capsule will be opened by the Lord Mayor of the day, providing messages to the future and insights into the civic and community life of Parramatta 2001.
Lodged inside the Parramatta Town Hall, the contents of the Time Capsule were collected by Council`s Centenary of Federation Committee 100 years after the nation of Australia came into being on 1 January 1901.
The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Parramatta
Councillor John Haines OAM
23 April 2002