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18-May-2021
18-May-2021

Photographs supplied by South Australian History Network – Public Domain

The time capsule commemorates the Centenary of Federation of the Australian colonies in January 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:Kings Road, Cambrai Agricultural Museum, Cambrai, 5353
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.657918
Long: 139.280241
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st April, 2001
Front Inscription

Cambrai Museum

Centenary of Federation 
Time Capsule

1 / 4 / 2001 - 1 / 4 / 21010

Not to be opened prior to 1st April 2101

Source: MA,SAHN
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