Bicentennial Commemorative Plaque - Pioneer Memorial Park Print 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:||Bunnerong Road, Pioneer Memorial Park, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park , Matraville, 2036|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.973318|
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
Established 1974 to commemorate interment originating in the Old Burying Ground, George Street Sydney and Old Devonshire Street/Sandhills Cemetery (site of Central Railway). Remains, head and foot stones relocated Bunnerong Cemetery 1901. Incorporated Botany Cemetery 1972.
Plaque funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and Randwick Municipal Council.