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Cairn is a  Bi-Centennial Gift from Scotland`s people to Australia. It commemorates the landing of Captain Phillip in 1788.

The cairn's stones were gathered by the ministers of each parish from all over Scotland, generously collected together by the Royal Main and bought to Australia. They represent the diversity of Scotland`s geology. Among them are stones from Scottish cathedrals. The final stone came from the Island of Ulva, off Mull, which was the birthplace of Lachlan Macquarie (or McGuaire), the fifth governor of New South Wales, who is often described as `The Father of Australia`. The cairn is the result of voluntary effort by many people. It was erected by the Mosman Council under the auspices of the Scotland/Australian Bicentennial Cairn Committee and in conjunction with the Scottish Australian Heritage Council. It now stands as a lasting testimony of goodwill between the people of Scotland and the people of Australia.


Address:Cross Street, Rawson Park, Mosman, 2088
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.835108
Long: 151.249977
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Monument Manufacturer:Duncan Matheson


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 30th November, 1988
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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