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Bicentennial Memorial
Bicentennial Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A unique memorial, depicting the history of the Australian continent from Aboriginal cultures to 1988 and beyond, erected to commemorate Australia's bicentenary in 1988.  Panels depict the history of the Inverell area.

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:Gwydir Highway & Henderson Street, Sinclair Park, Inverell, 2360
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.778743
Long: 151.116635
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Lockwood & Kauter (architects)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
                     
Inscription in Proximity
                      THIS
BICENTENNIAL MEMORIAL

IS TO MARK INVERELL`S AND DISTRICTS PLACE
IN THE HISTORY OF THE REGION.

THE PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDS
MADE AVAILABLE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT 
AND A CONSORTIUM OF LOCAL CITIZENS

THE ENTIRE PROJECT WAS CARRIED OUT WITH THE 
VOLUNTARY SERVICES AND SPECIALIST SKILLS OF 
LOCAL PEOPLE TO THE DESIGN OF LOCKWOOD & KAUTER
HONORARY ARCHITECTS OF INVERELL AND MOREE
Source: MA
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