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14-January-2021
14-January-2021
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The plaque commemorates one of Australia’s greatest engineering feats which was celebrated in October 2001, when the first Trans-Australian railway journey was replicated as part of the Centenary of Federation celebrations.

From 22nd to 25th October a Centenary of Federation Indian Pacific train crosses the country, stopping along the way to visit significant historical and cultural sites.

 

Location

Address:Stirling Street, Port Augusta Railway station, Port Augusta, 5710
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.494422
Long: 137.767426
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event Start Date:22-October-2001
Actual Event End Date:25-October-2001
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Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 22nd October, 2001
Front Inscription

        Tracks to Federation
 East West Rail Commemoration
             October 2001

Tracks to Federation Commemorates the 
transcontinental line promised at 
Federation to link east to west.

Celebrating the role that regional communities 
have played in building and maintaining the 
nation`s communications infrastructure.

      Centenary of Federation
            22. 10. 2001

Source: MA
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