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

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:Marine Parade , Maroubra, 2035
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.947484
Long: 151.256327
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
"Site of surf rescue"
On 5th February 1944 Maroubra Beach inspector William Kember entered heavy seas without aid of line, belt or surfboat to undertake a successful rescue.
He received citations from Royal Humane Society and Surf Life Saving Association.
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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