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20-November-2014
20-November-2014
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A plaque commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet from Portsmouth, England in January 1788.

Location

Address:754 Pacific Highway, St. John the Evangelist`s Anglican Church, Gordon, 2072
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.757153
Long: 151.152887
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1788

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th April, 1989
Front Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

This stone below, from the Cathedral of St. Thomas of Canterbury at Portsmouth was presented to St. John's Church on October 15, 1988 by THE BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH, THE RT. REV. TIMOTHY BAVIN, and has been set in local stone to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet from Portsmouth in 1788

The stone was unveiled on April 16, 1989 by
HIS EXCELLENCY REAR ADMIRAL SIR DAVID MARTIN K.C.M.G., A.O.,
GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES 

P. G. Dalziel  J.A Ross Edwards  B. J. Wells  
Church Wardens

William Weston  
Rector

 

Source: MA
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