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A sundial commemorates 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.
The design for the Sundial was initiated by an architectural competition for the Town of Cottesloe, which sought an appropriate monument to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary. The project was built over a seven year period with extremely limited funds, and relied upon the generousity and voluntary contributions of many.
|Address:||Marine Parade, Cottesloe, 6011|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.99835|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1988|
|Monument Designer:||Jeff Considine|