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A Time Capsule commemorates Australia Day in the Bicentenary Year of 1988.

This capsule was the initiative of the Canberra Times, Australia Day Canberra Committee and the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC). Its contents feature a letter from Prime Minister Robert J. Hawke, a short history of the newspaper and a letter from its editor, as well as a letter from the Commission. Numerous other mementos are included in the 1.5 metre glass capsule to be opened in 2088.

Location

Address:Parkes Way , Commonwealth Park , Parkes, 2600
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.290114
Long: 149.133045
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988
Link:http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1988
Front Inscription

Australia
1788 - 1988

To celebrate Australia Day in the Bicentennial Year a time capsule was placed beneath this cairn on January 26, 1988 by the Canberra Times
Australia Day in the National Capital and the National Capital Development Commission

The time capsule is to be opened in the year 2088.

Source: MA,NC
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