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Bicentennial Flagpole : March 2014
Bicentennial Flagpole : March 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
The Bicentennial Flagpole is dedicated to members of the Order of Australia in recognition of their achievements and services to Australia. The height of the flagpole (200ft) symbolises the Bicentenary of Sydney New South Wales and Australia.

The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours.


Address:Cockle Bay , adjacent Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.870143
Long: 151.200106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th January, 1988
Front Inscription
(plaque 1)
The Bicentennial Flagpole is dedicated to the members of the Order of Australia in recognition of their achievements and services to Australia.
It was erected by the Darling Harbour Authority and Westpac Banking Corporation with assistance from the Order of Australia Association.
Commissioned by Sir James Foots , Chairman of the Board, Westpac Banking Corporation, on 25th January 1988.

(plaque 2 )
Technical Description
The Bicentennial Flagpole is a tubular steel flagpole of Australian manufacture located on a pile foundation at the entrance to Cockle Bay and has a height of 200 feet (61 metres) , a height symbolising the Sydney New South Wales and Australian Bicentenary.
Height: 61 metres ( 200ft.)  Base Diameter:     1155 metres
Weight: 18 tonnes               Top Diameter:       0.245 metres
Material: 16mm, 250 grade Flag Dimensions:  18m x 9m 
          steel plate                  Halyard Operation Counterweight

R.W.Pentecost                    General Manager 
                                            Darling Harbour Authority
Source: MA
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