Bicentennial Commemorative Plaque - Chinese Market Gardens and Star Drive-InPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the bicentenary of Australia and details the history of the site. 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:||Wassell Street, Matraville, 2036|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.967003|
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
Gardens existed in district since 1850s. Many operated by Chinese. Recent urbanization in area led to disappearance of most gardens. Star Drive-in commenced screening on this site August 1958. Ceased operation August 1984.
Plaque funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and Randwick Municipal Council.