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24-January-2018
24-January-2018

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The Mount Stronach Cairn commemorates the 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. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia. They kept the systems of government that they had developed as separate colonies but also would have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation.

The cairn has been vandalised on a number of occasions.

 

Location

Address:Summit, Mount Stronarch Forest Reserve , Scottsdale, 7260
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.173045
Long: 147.565502
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1901

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1903
Source: MA
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