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Plaque Inscription: 10-January-2016
Plaque Inscription: 10-January-2016

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A time capsule was buried as part of the redevelopment of Bushman`s Hill to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. The time capsule is to be opened in 2088. 

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. State Councils were also created to ensure cooperation between the federal and state governments.

Location

Address:Newell Highway , Bushman`s Hill Reserve (opposite Kelly Reserve), Parkes, 2870
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.125258
Long: 148.175899
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th October, 1988
Front Inscription
(Plaque) 

                     Australia
                        1788-1988

                 Bushmans Hill 
        Bicentennial Time Capsule
This capsule was buried on 9 October 1988
                    as part of 
the Bushmans Hill Redevelopment Project.
It is to be raised in the year 2088. 
Cr. R.I. Wilson                Cr.K.J. Klein
President                        Chairman 
Parkes Shire Council      Parkes Bicentennial
                                        Committee
Source: MA
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