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12-July-2016
12-July-2016

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A gazebo erected by the Lions Club of Marulan and time capsule commemorate the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia in 1788. The time capsule to be opened in 2038 was buried at the site in 1989. 

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.

Location

Address:George Street, Tony Onions Memorial Park , Marulan, 2579
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.710558
Long: 150.006653
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th March, 1988
Front Inscription

Plaque: 
Australia
1788-1988


Erected by Marulan District Lions Club
Opened by Mr Cyril Berrisford 
26. 3. 1988

An Australian Bicentennial Project to commemorate the nations's bicentenary in 1988. 

Plaque: 

Marulan Bicentennial Committee

Time Capsule

Placed on 26. 1. 1989 by Ron Brewer Member for Goulburn Parliament of N.S.W.

1965 - 1984

To be opened on Australia Day 2038

Source: MA
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