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12-January-2015
12-January-2015
Photographs supplied by John Huth

A framed printed certificate containing the names and photos of the members of the Legislative Council of New South Wales commemorates the 150th anniversary of the European settlement of Australia.

The 150th anniversary of British settlement in Australia in 1938 was widely celebrated. Preparations began in 1936 with the formation of a Celebrations Council. In that year, New South Wales was the only state to abandon the traditional long weekend, and the annual Anniversary Day public holiday was held on the actual anniversary day – Wednesday 26 January. The Commonwealth and state governments agreed to unify the celebrations on 26 January as 'Australia Day' in 1946, although the public holiday was instead taken on the Monday closest to the actual anniversary. 

 

Location

Address:Macquarie Street, Parliament House, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867428
Long: 151.212561
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-1938

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1938
Front Inscription

150th Anniversary of Australia
26th January 1938

Members & Officers
of the Legislative Council of New South Wales

(photos & names)

Source: MA
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