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Malanda Pioneers
Malanda Pioneers

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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
Long: 145.5925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Monument Designer:Anna Holan (sculptor-1988)
Monument Manufacturer:Holan Foundry (George Holan )


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription


Dedicated to those who paved the
way............. our pioneer families.
   An Australian Bicentennial
    To commemorate
   the nation`s Bicentenary
            in 1988.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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