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25-May-2021
25-May-2021

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The time capsule commemorates the centenary of Federation of the Australian colonies in 1901.

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:Hannay Crescent, Angaston, 5353
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.500728
Long: 139.046771
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Time Capsule
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001
Approx. Event End Date:June-2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 23rd April, 2002
Front Inscription

This time capsule, to be opened in 2051, was presented to Barossa Council by the Kiwanis Club of Barossa

To commemorate the Centenary of the Federation of Australia

~ 1901 - 2001 ~

June 2001

 

Source: MA
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