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Plaque commemorates the bicentenary of Australia and details the history . 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:Anzac Parade & Maroubra Road, Maroubra, 2035
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.941814
Long: 151.23908
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
"Dudleys Emporium"
In 1912 pioneer land developer Herbert Dudley, whose slogan was "Watch Maroubra Grow," built suburban emporium on this site. Emporium included small cinema, stores for produce, hardware, groceries, draperies, refreshments, chemist, butchery and residence.
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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