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Australian Bicentenary : 30-December-2012
Australian Bicentenary : 30-December-2012

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A monument erected at the site of the former Cope Cope Park State School commemorates the bi-centenary 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:Sunraysia Highway, Cope Cope, 3480
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.457317
Long: 143.056206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

       Australia
     1788 - 1988 

      Site of the
Cope Cope State School
       No. 1756
1.10.1882 to 10. 8.1967 
An Australian Bicentennial 
       Project
To commemorate
the nation`s Bicentenary
       in 1988.

Source: MA
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