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A model of the Siding Springs Telescope commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia.  

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.


Address:Newell Highway, Tourist Information Centre, Coonabarabran, 2357
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.27836
Long: 149.2793
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
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Australia 1788 - 1988

This model of the Australian National University's 2.3m telescope located at Siding Spring Observatory was constructed in 1987 by welding students at the Orana Community College, Coonabarabran Campus as an Australian Bicentennial Project to commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary in 1988.

This project was sponsored by the N.S.W. Bicentennial Secretariat.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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