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Somerset Dam Bi-Centenary Cairn : 05-08-2013
Somerset Dam Bi-Centenary Cairn : 05-08-2013

Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.

Location

Address:Esk-Kilcoy Road, Somerset Dam Park , Somerset Dam, 4312
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.119751
Long: 152.550766
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988

Dedication

Front Inscription

TIME CAPSULE TO BE OPENED
MAY 2036

Plaque :
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.

Source: MA
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