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The Centenary Pool complex was constructed in 1959 by the Brisbane City Council, as its principal contribution to the celebrations marking the centenary of local government in Brisbane, proclaimed a City in October 1859, and the proclamation of the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in December 1859.

The state was named in honour of Queen Victoria, who on 6 June 1859 signed Letters Patent separating the colony from New South Wales. The date 6 June is now celebrated statewide as Queensland Day. 


Address:Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.455183
Long: 153.026516
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:1859
Actual Event End Date:1959
Designer:James Birrell (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:Cyril Porter Hornick (builder)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th November, 1959
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Centenary Pool

Plaque :

1859         1959

Brisbane Centenary Pool

Opened by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland Sir Henry Abel Smith, K.C.V.O., D.S.O. on the 25th November 1959

J. C. Slaughter, Esq      Town Clerk
Alderman T. R. Groom  Lord Mayor


Source: MA
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