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A monument commemorates the bicentenary of the European settlement of Australia.

The bicentennial year of Captain Arthur Phillip's arrival with the 11 ships of the First Fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1788, and the founding of the city of Sydney and the colony of New South Wales, 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia.

Location

Address:Old Hume Highway & Church Lane, Winifred West Park, Mittagong, 2575
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.450951
Long: 150.449124
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
Monument Designer:Eberhard Franke

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th September, 1988
Front Inscription

Mittagong`s Bicentennial Memorial 

Unveiled by Colin Hollis, M.H.R. 

17th September, 1988

Sponsored by Australian landscape artist Leonard H. Long, Wingecarribee Bicentennial Community Committee and Blue Circle Southern Cement, Berrima

Organised by the Back to Mittagong Commitee

Chairman Pat O`Halloran
Secretary  Leah Day
Treasurer  Pio Liberale

Sculptor Eberhard Franke

Source: MA
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