Firefighting in Port Macquarie (Bicentenary Plaque)Print Page
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.
|Address:||Hay Street, Former Port Macquarie Fire Station, Port Macquarie, 2444|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.433382|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1788|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1988|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 15th October, 1988|
1788 - 1988
Dedication to Firefighting in
and to commemorate the Nation`s Bicentenary
officially unveiled during the N.S.W. State
Volunteer Championships & Fire Spectacular
Mr. Peter Rath, President -
Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W.
15th October, 1988.