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Bicentennial Cairn : October 2013
Bicentennial Cairn : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

A cairn commemorates the bi-centenary 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:Albert Street, Neville F.D. Donald Park , Sebastopol , 3356
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.597557
Long: 143.841708
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

      BICENTENNIAL CAIRN
   THIS CAIRN WAS ERECTED BY 
THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF SEBASTOPOL 
AND THE SEBASTOPOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
               TO CELEBRATE 
THE BICENTENARY OF AUSTRALIA IN 1988.
THE TIME CAPSULE CONTAINED INSIDE 
IS TO BE UNSEALED IN THE YEAR 2038
       CR.L.G.HOCKING - MAYOR

         (NAMES OF COUNCILLORS)

B.J.SERTORI                     G.A.CHRISTIE
TOWN CLERK                    BOROUGH ENGINEER

A.J.JENKINS -PRESIDENT SEBASTOPOL HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
J.D. JONES - SECRETARY SEBASTOPOL HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Source: MA
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