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25-February-2018
25-February-2018

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The sculpture "Racing Forward" commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the colony and the state of Queensland .

On 6 June 1859, Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent to form the separate colony of what is now Queensland. Brisbane was appointed as the capital city. On 10 December 1859, a proclamation was read by British author George Bowen, whereby Queensland was formally separated from the state of New South Wales. As a result, Bowen became the first Governor of Queensland. 

Location

Address:Main Street, Main Park, Kin Kin , 4571
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.263049
Long: 152.874871
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event STart Date:
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Actual Event End Date:
Approx. Event End Date:2009
Monument Designer:N. & D. Broadhead
Monument Manufacturer:N. & D. Broadhead

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th May, 2009
Front Inscription

`Racing Forward` 
Commissioned by
Kin Kin Community Group
designed and made by
N & D Broadhead
in celebration of
Qld`s 150th birthday.
30 May 2009

Source: MA
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