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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
Long: 149.264409
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
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1788 - 1988

An Historical Building
Pye Cottage
circa 1860
An Australian Bicentennial
To commemorate
the nation`s Bicentenary
   in 1988

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