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A cairn and time capsule commemorate the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia and pays tribute to the pioneers of the Somerset Dam - Silverton District.
A flagpole 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:||Esk-Kilcoy Road, Somerset Dam Park , Somerset Dam, 4312|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.119751|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1988|
TIME CAPSULE TO BE OPENED
Somerset Dam/ Silverton District
In commemoration of Australia's Bi-centenary the community pays tribute to our districts founding settlers.
Their courage, foresight and dedication serves as a constant reminder that people of Bold endeavour will achieve their goals.
An Australian Bicentennial Project with financial assistance from the Queensland State Government.