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A fountain commemorates the centenary of Queensland becoming a self-governing state.
In 1851, a public meeting was held to consider Queensland's separation from New South Wales. On 6 June 1859 Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent to form the colony of Queensland. A proclamation was read by George Ferguson Bowen on 10 December 1859 whereupon Queensland was formally separated from New South Wales. Bowen became the first Governor of Queensland and Robert Herbert became the first Premier of Queensland.
Queensland was the only Australian colony that commenced with its own parliament instead of first spending time as a Crown Colony.
|Address:||George Street, Civic Centre, Kalbar, 4309|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.939167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||06-June-1859|
|Actual Event End Date:||06-June-1959|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1959|
Erected by the Kalbar Sub-Branch R.S.S.A.I.L.A. to commemorate the Queensland Centenary Year