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Replica Gun Plaque : 17- July-2014
Replica Gun Plaque : 17- July-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A plaque commemorates the construction of the replica gun carriage and the firing of the original gun to celebrate the Centenary of Federation in 2001.

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia formed one nation. They kept the systems of government (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Location

Address:Nobbys Road, Fort Scratchley Museum, Newcastle East , 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 32.926213
Long: 151.791139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1901
Approx. Event End Date:2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 1st October, 2001
Front Inscription

1901 -2001-
A Federal Fund Project

FORT SCRATCHLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.
           THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
THE HONOURABLE MR. ALLAN MORRIS M.H.R
                         ON 1.10.2001

TO COMMEMORATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE REPLICA GUN CARRIAGE AND PLATFORM AND THE FIRING OF THIS ORIGINAL 80LB GUN.
CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
W HOPKINS J.P.           P.BRETT J.P.
PRESIDENT                  SECRETARY

Source: MA
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