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25-September-2017
25-September-2017

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The memorial plaque commemorates the Federation of the Australian Colonies and was erected in memory of Raymond Patrick Farrell (1917-2002), the State Returning Officer for Armidale for 30 years.

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia formed one nation.  When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Location

Address:Rusden & Faulkner Streets, Armidale Folk Museum, Armidale, 2350
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.514791
Long: 151.666626
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1901

Dedication

Front Inscription

FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA MEMORIAL

A Majority Of New South Wales
Male Electors Voted `Yes` At The
Federation Referendum On 20 June 1899.
Voting In Armidale
Was Held In This Building.
The Result Was 430 `Yes` And 383 `No`.

Erected In Memory Of
Raymond Patrick Farrell
1917 - 2002
The State Returning Officer
For Armidale For 30 Years.


ARMIDALE DUMARESQ COUNCIL

                        

Source: MA
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