Bicentennial Commemorative Plaque - Coogee Surf Rescue SitePrint Page
Plaque commemorates the bicentenary of Australia and details the history of the Coogee Surf Rescue.
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.
|Address:||Dolphin Street, Coogee Beach , Coogee , 2034|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.919274|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1788|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1988|
|Monument Designer:||Arrow Engraving and Foundry Company|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
1788 – 1988
"Site of Surf Rescue"
On 28th January 1911 Harold W. Baker and James Clarken repeatedly plunged into heavy seas to rescue several girls; four lives were lost. Both received citations from Royal Humane Society.
Plaque funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and Randwick Municipal Council.