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09-July-2014
09-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Ian Bevege

A fountain commemorates the centenary of the separation of the colony of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859.

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. 

Location

Address:The Strand, ANZAC Park, Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.255104
Long: 146.822494
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Front Inscription

Queensland Centenary Fountain
This fountain was built in 1959
to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the separation of the colony of
        Queensland
from New South Wales

Source: MA
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