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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Federation of Australia of the Australian colonies in 1901. Three days of celebrations were held in Goolwa after the arrival of the sea fleet on the 29th September 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.  When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.



Address:Cutting & Dunbar Roads, , Goolwa, 5214
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.503758
Long: 138.785786
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
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This plaque is to commemorate the Centenary of Federation SA 2001.

Celebrations by the Friends of the Oscar W Society Inc. and Alexandrina Centenary of Federation Committee.

When welcoming the source of the sea fleet which arrived on 29th September 2001 for 3 days of events at Goolwa Wharf  where it was officially greeted by the Governor of South Australia Sir Neal AC CVO & Lady Neal

Alexandrina Centenary Of Federation


Aldinga Turkeys,                   Alexandrina Council,
AMP Strathalbyn,                 Ballastston Estate Wines,
Bank SA,                              Centenary of Federation S. A.,
Festival Fireworks,               Frontier Press Goolwa,
Goolwa Transport,                Jenoc Country Furniture Goolwa,
Rotary Club of Goolwa,        Southern Plant Hire,
Telstra Country Wide,           Weeks & Macklin Goolwa,
Ampol Goolwa,                     Beach House Graphics,
Currency Creek Restaurant, Discount City Carpets Victor Harbor,
Goolwa Florist & Gifts,          Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club,
Ibis Siding Garden Centre,    Port Elliot / Goolwa Interchurch Council,
PS Murray River Queen,       Scott`s Victor Harbor Winery,
Scottish Shop and Brave Heart Cafe,  The Marina Hindmarsh Island

Source: MA
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