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A time capsule and plaque commemorate the ceremony held at St Andrew`s Church commemorating the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Rye as a township in 1861. The time capsule is to be opened on the 19th August 2061. 

Rye was proclaimed a town on 26 February 1861.


Address:35 Lyons Street, St Andrew`s Anglican Church (Anglican Parish of Sorrento & Rye) , Rye, 3941
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.37401
Long: 144.824345
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:2011


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th August, 2011
Front Inscription
Township of Rye 1861 - 2011
Commemoration Ceremony 

At the site of the first school built by Church of England Lyons Street, Rye in 1857

Unveiled on 19 August 2011 by Most Reverend Dr Phillip Freier Archbishop, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

The Reverend Linda McMinn Vicar-Anglican Parish of Sorrento and Rye

Mr Mark Warner              Cr Graham Pittock
Principal,                          Mayor,
Rye Primary School        Mornington Peninsula Shire 

Time capsule to be opened 19 August 2061

Source: MA
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