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A plaque commemorates the Centenary of the Proclamation of Federation in 1901.

On Federation Day, 1 January 1901, the Government of New South Wales hosted a luncheon at the Town Hall to commemorate the swearing-in of Lord Hopetoun as the first Governor-General. It was the Lord Mayor and Council of the City of the City of Sydney, based in the Town Hall, who from the time of the handing over of the Olympic and Paralympic flags at the conclusion of the Atlanta Games were entrusted with the host city protocol and celebrations.



Address:483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873311
Long: 151.206631
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 3rd January, 2001
Front Inscription

1901 - 2001

`A nation splendid in intelligence and noble in humanity`  
Edmund Barton, 1898

This tablet commemorates the Centenary of the Federation of six Colonies to form the nation of Australia

1 Janauary 2001

Unveiled by His Excellency Sir William Deane AC. KBE Governor-General of Australia on 3 January 2001

Greg Maddock  General Manager
Frank Sartor      Lord Mayor

Source: MA
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