Australian Bicentenary (Apex Pioneer Memorial Park)Print Page
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:||Chapman Road & Phelps Street, Apex Pioneer Memorial Park, Geraldton, 6530|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.764806|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1988|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
Geraldton Heritage Trail
Apex Memorial Park
This is the site of the former cemetery attached to St Francis Xavier's Church. The cemetery became overgrown when the church was dismantled and some headstones were moved here from the cemetery on Eastern Road.
The headstones are reminders of some of Geraldton`s earlier residents and notable events in the region, such as the outbreak of typhoid fever in the Murchson goldfields in 1895.
An Australian Bicentennial project with financial assistance from the State & Commonwealth governments.