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Acland Time Capsule
Acland Time Capsule

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Time capsule buried in 1988 ( the bicentenary year of Australia) commemorates the township of Acland. The capsule contains memories of the township.

Originally built to support what would become Queensland's oldest continuously worked coal mine, the town had a population of between 200 and 400 prior to the mine being shut down in 1984. In 2008 almost all properties comprising the town were purchased by the new mine operators with the intention that they be demolished as the open cut mine expands into the town site. By 2009 there was only one remaining resident, The time capsule was opened in 2012.

Location

Address:Francis Street, Tom Doherty Park, Acland, 4401
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.304433
Long: 151.688406
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th March, 1988
Front Inscription

TIME CAPSULES AC - CAP MEMORIES

DEDICATED BY CR.A. WILLIAMS
5TH MARCH 1988

TO BE OPENED ON 3RD AUGUST 2012

Source: MA
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