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28-May-2014
28-May-2014

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A monument containing a time capsule commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia.  

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.

Location

Address:Chambers Road, Bungowannah Hall, Bungowannah, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.001536
Long: 146.746828
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th April, 1988
Front Inscription

Erected by the people of Bungowannah to commemorate the Australian Bicentennial Year

9th April 1988.

2088

Left Side Inscription
2013
Back Inscription
2038
Right Side Inscription
2063
Source: MA
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