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

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:121-127 Arden Street, Coogee, 2034
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.915611
Long: 151.258161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1988
Approx. Event End Date:1988
Monument Designer:Arrow Engraving and Foundry Company


Front Inscription

1788 – 1988

Built 1916 as family home for Phillip Wirth founder and owner of Wirth's circus.
Before spacious grounds reduced by subdivision, some circus animals were kept on property.
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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