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Bicentennial Plaque : October 2013
Bicentennial Plaque : October 2013

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Plaque commemorates the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Rotunda and Gardens project which commemorated Australia's bicentenary. The project was opened by Elizabeth Gilfillan in appreciation of her work in the design and construction. The project consisted of pick paving and a rose garden which lead to the rotunda.

The bicentennial year of Captain Arthur Phillip's arrival with the 11 ships of the First Fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1788, and the founding of the city of Sydney and the colony of New South Wales. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia.

 

 

Location

Address:408 Warrenheip Road, Desoza Park , Buninyong, 3357
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.6491
Long: 143.884136
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

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

AUSTRALIA 1788 - 1988
THE QUEEN ELIZABETH
ROTUNDA AND GARDENS
THIS PROJECT WAS OPENED ON APRIL 17TH, 1988 BY
ELIZABETH GILFILLAN
IN APPRECIATION OF HER WORK IN
THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


AN AUSTRALIAN BICENTENNIAL PROJECT WITH
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE
FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS

Source: MA
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