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24-September-2014
24-September-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A monument commemorates Australia Day in the Bicentenary year of 1988. 

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. 

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. 

Note : The tree mentioned on the monument no longer exists.

Location

Address:New England Highway, Highfields State School, Highfields, 4352
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.462346
Long: 151.956504
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

BICENTENNIAL TREE
      PRESENTED BY
CROWS NEST SHIRE COUNCIL
     TO COMMEMORATE
AUSTRALIA DAY, 1988

 

Source: MA
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