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11-January-2016
11-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A Time Capsule commemorates the Centenary of Federation in 2001. 

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.  When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Location

Address:Welcome Street, Cooke Park , Parkes, 2870
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.139668
Long: 148.173898
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th January, 2002
Front Inscription

1901 -2001 CENTENARY OF FEDERATION

This plaque marks the location of a time capsule buried Australia Day 2002 to mark the end of year long Centenary of Federation celebrations in Parkes

It will be opened in 2052

Cr Robert Wilson     Alan McCormack
Mayor of Parkes      General Manager 

 

Source: MA
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