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05-May-2015
05-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Sandra Brown

Mosaic Time Walk is a bicentennial project to tell Monaro's history through a series of mosaic panels created by members of the community with Chris Graham as co-ordinating artist.

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.

Location

Address:Sharp Street, Centennial Park , Cooma, 2630
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.234722
Long: 149.126111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th August, 1988
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :
                         Australia
                      1788 -1988

        Cooma Mosaic Timewalk
"This Mosaic Timewalk was erected with
funds made available by the New South
Wales Bicentennial Council to the Cooma-
Monaro Historical Society`s project of
visually recording the development of the
district since its discovery in 1823."

Plaque 2 :
                   Australia 
                    1788 -1988

The Cooma Mosaic Timewalk
  was officially opened by 
Peter Cochran, MP, 20.8.88.
Project Participants : Cooma College of T.A.F.E.,
Cooma-Monaro Historical Society,
Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and
Bicentennial Community Committee
Community Groups and Volunteers
            Funded by
The New South Wales Bicentennial Council. 

Plaque 3 : 
                      Australia 
                   1788 -1988

           Historical Time Walk
                   These mosaics
were designed, assemled and constructed by 
Staff and Students  from the schools of 
Art & Design, Building and Metal Trades
Cooma College Technical and Further Education
As an Australian Bicentennial Project
To commemorate the Nation`s Bicentenary in 1988.
Funded by: NSW Bicentennial Council 
                   NSW Department of TAFE


 

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