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Centre of New South Wales Cairn : 24-April-2011
Centre of New South Wales Cairn : 24-April-2011

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A cairn marks the geographical centre of New South Wales and was erected to commemorate the nation's bicentenary in 1988. 

The cairn was constructed using slag from the old Mount Royal and the Bogan River Copper Mines.

Location

Address:Fiveways Road, 42 kilometres west of Tottenham, Tottenham, 2873
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.162833
Long: 147.031917
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque: 
Australia 
1788-1988

This cairn was erected by Bogan Shire Council during the 1988 Becentennial Year to mark the geographical centre of New South Wales as determined by the Central Mapping Authority of N.S.W. by graphical digitisation.

J. G. Delaney     J. J. Hoare           R. P Whatham
Shire Clerk         Shire President    Shire Engineer


Plaque: 

This cairn is constructed from slag taken from the Mount Royal Copper Mine and the Bogan River Copper Mine.  

The discovery of the former led to the birth of the present town of Tottenham.  

Material donated by Mr. A. E. Hudson of Tottenham.

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