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Sculptured memorial is dedicated to pioneer settlers and commemorates Australia's Bicentenary in 1988.
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. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia.
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.
Malanda first developed in the 1880s when the discovery of tin and copper at Herberton saw a steady stream of miners and engineers moving over the mountains from the coast.
|Address:||Malanda-Atherton Rd, Jack May Park , Malanda, 4885|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.351389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Anna Holan (sculptor-1988)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Holan Foundry (George Holan )|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
Dedicated to those who paved the
way............. our pioneer families.
An Australian Bicentennial
the nation`s Bicentenary