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A number of stained glass windows commemorates the bicentenary of the European settlement of Australia and were installed in the 150th year of the church`s history. 

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:120 Collins Street, St. Michael`s Uniting Church, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814469
Long: 144.969119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
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:Sunday 18th December, 1988
Front Inscription

Plaque :

THE AUSTRALIAN BICENTENNIAL WINDOWS
The Nineteen Windows On This Level Of The Church
Are United By The Theme
STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Installed For The Bicentenary
Of The Nation And In The 150th Year
Of The Church`s History.
Unveiled By
The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby C.M.G.
18th December, 1988.

Source: MA
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