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Australian Bicentenary : 23-July-2012
Australian Bicentenary : 23-July-2012

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The Tourist Information Centre was erected to commemorate the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia.  

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.

Location

Address:Belmore Street, Yarrawonga, 3730
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.007958
Long: 146.004333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th March, 1989
Front Inscription

An Australian Bicentennial Project 

To commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary in 1988

Tourist Information Centre & Gem Collection Display

This building was officially opened by the Hon. Steve Crabb, Minister for Tourism, on 18th March, 1989

Source: MA
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