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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.
|Address:||New England Highway, Wallabadah, 2343|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.5375|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Ray Collins-Cross|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 26th January, 2005|
The First Fleet Memorial Gardens
were officially opened on the
26th January 2005
Dr. Mervyn John Cross OAM
A direct descendant of
John Cross (Alexander) and
Mary Davison (Lady Juliana)