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The Moree Plains Gallery Project commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia in 1788. 

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.

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:25 Frome Street, Moree Plains Gallery, Moree , 2400
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.463219
Long: 149.842897
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th November, 1988
Front Inscription

Australia 
1788 -1988

Moree Plains Gallery 

This Gallery was officially opened by the Hon. Nick Greiner M.P.  Premier of New South Wales on Saturday, 12th November, 1988

This project commemorates Australia`s Bicentenary and was funded by the New South Wales Bicentennial Council and the Moree Plains Shire Council with the support of various Government agencies and community groups. 

N.L. Houlahan          M.J. O`Reilly
Shire President        Shire Clerk 

Source: MA
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