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26-November-2013
26-November-2013

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Plaque dedicated to firefighting in Port Macquarie also commemorates the Bicentenary of European settlement 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:Hay Street, Former Port Macquarie Fire Station, Port Macquarie, 2444
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.433382
Long: 152.909971
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:Saturday 15th October, 1988
Front Inscription

                   Australia 
                1788 - 1988

Dedication to Firefighting in
         Port Macquarie 
and to commemorate the Nation`s Bicentenary
officially unveiled during the N.S.W. State
Volunteer Championships & Fire Spectacular
                by
Mr. Peter Rath, President -
Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W.
15th October, 1988.

Source: MA
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