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175th First Settlement Trees
175th First Settlement Trees

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Three trees planted on Australia Day 1963 commemorate the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the first settlement in Australia on the shores of Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1788.

Location

Address:College Street, Hyde Park , Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.872878
Long: 151.212414
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:26-Jan-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-Jan-1963

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th January, 1963
Front Inscription

    1788 -1963   THE SYDNEY COMMITTEE

THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION
BY GOVERNOR ARTHUR PHILLIP OF THE FIRST
SETTLEMENT IN AUSTRALIA ON THE SHORES OF
SYDNEY COVE ON THE 26th JANUARY 1788 WAS
MARKED BY THE PLANTING OF THREE TREES ON
THE 26TH JANUARY 1963.

(PLAQUES NEAR TREES)

1. His Excellency The Governor Of New South Wales
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR ERIC WOODWARD
K.C.M.G., C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.,
Planted This Tree On 26th January 1963.

2. The Premier Of New South Wales, The Honourable
        R.J.HEFFRON, M.L.A.
Planted This Tree On 26th January 1963.

3. The Rt.Hon. Lord Mayor Of Sydney
         ALD H.F.JENSEN
Planted This Tree On 26th January 1963. 

Source: MA
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