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Bicentennial Cairn : October 2013
Bicentennial Cairn : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

A cairn commemorates the bicentenary of Australia in 1988.

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:Albert Street, Neville F. 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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1987
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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