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14-February-2019
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A time capsule commemorates Australia's bicentenary in 1988.  

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.  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:Wilmatha - Fifield Road (Slee Street), Hannah Mahon Park, Fifield, 2875
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.807225
Long: 147.457741
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
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 15th October, 1988
Front Inscription

Australia
1788 - 1988

Lachlan Shire Council

This time capsule was set down on 15th October, 1988 to commemorate Australia`s Bicentenary of the village of Fifield

To be recovered on 15th October, 2088

J. M. Hill       Shire President
P. J. Cooley  Shire Clerk

Source: MA
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