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09-September-2020
09-September-2020

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The time capsule commemorates the centenary of the Federation of Australia.

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. They kept the systems of government (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole 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:Bowling Club Lane, Swan Reach, 5354
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 34.566699
Long: 139.595189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st September, 2001
Front Inscription

Time capsule located beneath the top concrete slab and to be opened on the 21st September 2051

Swan Reach Area School

Student roll call as of 7th September 2001

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Provided by the Swan Reach Progress Association Inc : and Mid Murray Council to celebrate the Centenary of Federation on the 21st September 2001

Source: MA
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