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

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.

Location

Address:17 Figtree Avenue, Randwick, 2031
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.904976
Long: 151.248056
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
Monument Designer:Arrow Engraving and Foundry Company
Link:http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/Abou…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Australia
1788 – 1988

"Hooper Cottage"
Known as oldest farmhouse in Randwick, once situated on 15 acres. Built by George Hooper in early 1840s
Plaque funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and Randwick Municipal Council.

Source: RCCP
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