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A cairn commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia.
The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.
|Address:||Gavan Street, Centenary Park, Bright, 3741|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.726191|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1988|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
Erected by the Bright & District Historical Society
To commemorate the Bicentenary
On the 11th November 1951 these gates were officially unveiled by Mrs Margaret Lumsden representing the families of the fallen in the 2nd. World War 1939 - 1945
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them."
The gates were a gift, by public donations, to the Bright Progress Association.