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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.
|Address:||Nobbys Road, Fort Scratchley Museum, Newcastle East , 2300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: 32.926213|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1901|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2001|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 1st October, 2001|
A Federal Fund Project
FORT SCRATCHLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
THE HONOURABLE MR. ALLAN MORRIS M.H.R
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.