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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

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.

Location

Address:Gavan Street, Centenary Park, Bright, 3741
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.726191
Long: 146.96292
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Erected by the Bright & District Historical Society

To commemorate the Bicentenary

1988.

Left Side Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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