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Centenary of Federation : 02-October-2012
Centenary of Federation : 02-October-2012

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Federation of Australia, and the centenary of the Australian Customs Service.

As well as the centenary of federation, 2001 marked 100 years since Customs was established as one of the first Commonwealth Government departments.

Initially part of the Department of Trade and Customs, Customs has been linked over the years with portfolios such as trade, excise, business, consumer affairs, science, industry, commerce and justice. Customs was established in its current form in 1985 through the Customs Administration Act 1985.

Many of the powers of Customs are set out in the Customs Act 1901, which came into force on 4 October 1901.



Address:Syme Street & Nelson Place, Customs House, Williamstown, 3016
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.863153
Long: 144.905119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:1901
Actual Event End Date:2001


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

This Plaque Commemorates

Customs Occupied This Building
       1873 - 1981  

The Centenary Of Federation
The Centenary Of Australian Customs



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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