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19-January-2014
19-January-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / Russell Byers

The First Fleet Memorial Gardens consist of eleven circular gardens, representing the ships of the First Fleet approaching a large garden in the shape of Australia. A winding cobblestone path connects the Gardens, each of which has a number of surrounding sandstone tablets inscribed with the names of the persons who sailed on that ship.

Within each garden is a stone tablet featuring the name and a pictorial sketch of that particular ship. The Second Fleet Gardens consist of two gardens with stone tablets arranged by ship. Both gardens have interpretative signage largely drawn from the logs and memoirs of the participants.

Location

Address:New England Highway, Wallabadah, 2343
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.5375
Long: 150.831667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Ray Collins-Cross

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 26th January, 2005
Front Inscription

FIRST FLEET
MEMORIAL
GARDEN

Plaque :

The First Fleet Memorial Gardens
were officially opened on the 
       26th January 2005
                    by
Dr. Mervyn John Cross OAM
A direct descendant of
John Cross (Alexander) and
Mary Davison (Lady Juliana)

Source: MA
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