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Pye Cottage, built in 1860, was restored to commemorate the Bicentenary of European settlement of Australia.
The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia.
The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA), pursuant to the Australian Bicentennial Authority Act 1980,was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage. State Councils were also created to ensure cooperation between the federal and state governments.
Pye Cottage is an original slab hut donated to the Gunning Historical Society by the Pye family. Located in the main street of Gunning, the house is in its original state from circa 1886 to 1887.
|Address:||Yass & Nelanglo Streets, Gunning, 2581|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.783356|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1988|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
1788 - 1988
An Historical Building
An Australian Bicentennial
the nation`s Bicentenary