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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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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:Discovery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque: 
Australia 
1788-1988

This Cairn Was Erected By
Bogan Shire Council
During The 1988 Becentennial (sic) 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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