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Plaque commemorates the bicentenary of Australia and details the history of the dwelling.

1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia. It is the bicentennial year of Captain Arthur Phillip's arrival with the 11 ships of the First Fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1788, and the founding of the city of Sydney and the colony of New South Wales.

In October 1987, on the recommendation of the Randwick Bicentennial Community Committee, the Council undertook a project to give permanent recognition to buildings and sites throughout the City that have particular historical significance. With funding provided by the Australian Bicentennial Authority through its National Heritage and Environment Program, a plaque was designed and manufactured by Arrow Engraving and Foundry Company.



Address:128 Belmore Road, Randwick, 2031
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.916017
Long: 151.240632
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988
Monument Designer:Arrow Engraving and Foundry Company


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

1788 – 1988

Built c. 1870 on land granted in 1853 to Simeon Henry Pearce later Randwick's first mayor.
Formerly a private residence known as "Kilkerran" later "Felton." Used in early 1920s as Red Cross facility for World War veterans.
Plaque funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and Randwick Municipal Council.

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