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Australian Bicentennial : 24-September-2012
Australian Bicentennial : 24-September-2012

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A sculpture commemorates the Bicentennial of the European settlement of 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:Hampton Street, Triangle Gardens, Hampton, 3188
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.94215
Long: 145.001517
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
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:Sunday 19th June, 1988
Front Inscription

Plaque:
Australia
1788-1988

Triangle Gardens
Bicentennial Sculpture

Representing the past, present and future of Sandringham.

An Australian Bicentennial project with the financial assistance of the Federal and State Governments and the City of Sandringham.

Project artist, Mr Peter Stitt, co-ordination by Beaunaris Rotary Club, assistance from Gutterridge Haskin and Davey (consultants) and Nylex Corporation.

Unveiled by the Mayor of Sandringham, Councillor Pauline Reynolds, on 19th June, 1988, on behalf of the Residents and Councillors of the City of Sandringham

Source: MA
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