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Bicentennial Tree : 16 October 2013
Bicentennial Tree : 16 October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

A tree 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:408 Warrenheip Road, De Soza Park , Buninyong, 3357
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.648978
Long: 143.884222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th April, 1988
Front Inscription

AUSTRALIA 1788 - 1988

THIS TREE WAS PLANTED BY THE HON J.L. SIMMONDS M.P MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNEMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE AUSTRALIAN BICENTENARY  

SUNDAY APRIL 17TH, 1988

 

Source: MA
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