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Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The time capsule beneath the cairn commemorates the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001. The plaque on the cairn lists the names of pupils of the Swan Reach Area School in 2001.

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.


Address:Bowling Club Lane, Swan Reach, 5354
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 34.566699
Long: 139.595189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st September, 2001
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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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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