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01-August-2015
01-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Peter F Williams

Plaques erected at the spots where two time capsules were buried to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the gazettal of Broome townsite in 1883. One time capsule buried by Mr Kim Male, Freeman of the Municipality of Broome is to be opened in 2083. The other buried by the children of Broome is to be opened in 2033.

In 1883, John Forrest selected the site for the town, and it was named after Sir Frederick Broome, the Governor of Western Australia from 1883 to 1889. Broome was gazetted as a townsite on the 27th November 1883. 

Location

Address:Hamersley & Weld Streets, Bedford Memorial Park, Broome, 6725
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.96295
Long: 122.238978
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:27-November-1883
Actual Event End Date:27-November-2008

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 27th November, 2008
Front Inscription

 (Plaque 1)

Time capsule buried by
Freeman of the Municipality Mr Kim Male
in commemoration of the 125th anniversary
of the gazettal of Broome as a townsite.
27 November 1883 - 27 November 2008
To be opened in the year 2083

 

(Plaque 2 ) 

Time capsule buried by the children of Broome
in commemoration of the 125th anniversary 
of the gazettal of Broome as a townsite 
27 November 1883 - 27 November 2008
To be opened in the year 2033 (25 years) 

 

Source: MA
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