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17-May-2014
17-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The restoration of the foundation stone for the Palmer Institute was undertaken to commemorate the Bicentenary of European settlement of Australia.

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia. The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA) was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.

 

Location

Address:Randell Road, Palmer, 5237
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.851615
Long: 139.159137
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

This stone was laid by Sir Samuel Davenport, K.C.M.G. on the 10th day of September 1896.

Plaque :

Australia 1788 - 1988

Site & Foundation stone of Palmer Institute

An Australian Bicentennial project to commemorate the nation`s bicentenary in 1988

Source: MA
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