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06-October-2015
06-October-2015

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Bicentennial Park was established to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. 

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia. 

The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA), pursuant to the Australian Bicentennial Authority Act 1980, was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.

Location

Address:Federal Road, Glebe Foreshore, Glebe , 2037
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.872714
Long: 151.177745
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque: 

MUNICIPALITY OF LEICHHARDT
BICENTENNIAL PARK - GLEBE
1788 -1988

THE HON NICK GREINER M.P.
PREMIER OF NEW SOUTH WALES

LES McDONALD
GENERAL MANAGER MARITIME SERVICES  BOARD 

GERALD GLEESON
CHAIRMAN NEW SOUTH WALES BICENTENNIAL COUNCIL

DOUG SPEDDING
MAYOR LEICHHARDT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

THIS PARK WAS AN INDUSTRIAL WASTELAND AS IS THE CULMINATION OF THE VISION AND STRUGGLE OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY LEICHHARDT COUNCIL AS A BICENTENNIAL PROJECT WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE NEW SOUTH WALES BICENTENNIAL COUNCIL.
THE PARK IS THE RESULT OF JOINT EFFORT BY THE NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT THE MARITIME SERVICES BOARD AND THE LEICHHARDT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.




 

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