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A tree commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia and acknowledges the holding of the New South Wales Volunteer Championship and Fire Spectacular in 1988. 

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.


Address:Hay Street, Former Port Macquarie Fire Station, Port Macquarie, 2444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.433202
Long: 152.909967
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th October, 1988
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1788 - 1988

Commemorating Australia`s Bicentenary

This tree was planted by Les Crisp M.B.E. - Brigade Inaugurational Mayor and Bob Woodlands - Mayor of Hastings to acknowledge the holding of the N.S.W. State Volunteer Championship & Fire Spectacular

15th October 1988

Previous Championship hosted by Port Macquarie
1964 - 1970 - 1976 - 1982

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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